Syria

SYRIA: Summer Programs Offer Safe Space and Play for 800 Youth

By at June 20, 2016 | 12:05 pm

SYRIA: Summer Programs Offer Safe Space and Play for 800 Youth

(MissionNewsire) Although war is still being waged in Syria, Salesian missionaries are providing a ray of hope through their summer youth program in Aleppo. Close to 800 young boys and girls are participating in these summer events made possible by 85 Salesian staff and volunteers. The theme for many of the summer events is focused on mercy and providing a safe space for more...

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SYRIA: Salesian Programs Continue Providing Shelter and Education for Youth Despite Ongoing Violence

By at March 7, 2016 | 1:30 pm

SYRIA: Salesian Programs Continue Providing Shelter and Education for Youth Despite Ongoing Violence

(MissionNewswire) The situation in Syria remains dire with new attacks and deadly fighting happening each day across the country. On February 21 alone, there were four explosions in the city of Damascus and two attacks in Homs and Aleppo has again become disputed territory between the army and various rebel factions. Over the course of the almost five years since the more...

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EUROPE: Salesian Missionaries Providing Shelter and Education to Refugees Arriving in Europe

By at November 3, 2015 | 10:28 am

EUROPE: Salesian Missionaries Providing Shelter and Education to Refugees Arriving in Europe

(MissionNewswire) Europe is experiencing a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions, according to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. Already in 2015, more than 300,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea on their way to Europe. At the end of 2014, 59.5 million people worldwide, the highest level on record, were forcibly displaced as a more...

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SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries in War-Torn Syria Provide Shelter, Youth Programs and Education

By at September 9, 2015 | 1:17 pm

SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries in War-Torn Syria Provide Shelter, Youth Programs and Education

(MissionNewswire) More than four years after the outbreak of civil war in Syria, Salesian missionaries continue to operate three centers in Kafroun and the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the centers is staffed by three Salesian priests and a deacon and have been in operation since well before the start of the war providing educational more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

By at June 18, 2015 | 1:32 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce more...

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MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Protecting Education for Children in Conflict

By at April 16, 2015 | 10:55 am

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Protecting Education for Children in Conflict

(MissionNewswire) While steady progress has been made in changing attitudes toward education and raising enrollment numbers during the past 10 years, violence and instability in the Middle East and North Africa is preventing children from getting an education. One in four youth are either out of school or at at risk of dropping out, according UNICEF. “At a time of more...

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TURKEY: (CNS Video) Salesian center offers haven for Iraqi, Syrian children in Istanbul

By at April 9, 2015 | 1:38 pm

TURKEY: (CNS Video) Salesian center offers haven for Iraqi, Syrian children in Istanbul

By Elie Gardner, Catholic News Service ISTANBUL (CNS) — Basima Toma teaches English to about 40 children at the Don Bosco youth center. A young Iraqi boy stands at the chalkboard with a plastic ruler in his hand and spells out the words W-I-N-T-E-R, S-P-R-I-N-G, S-U-M-M-E-R, A-U-T-U-M-N. Toma and her family have been in Istanbul long enough to see each of more...

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SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries Continue to Provide for Syrian Youth and Families in Need at Three Centers within Syria

By at March 27, 2015 | 9:51 am

SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries Continue to Provide for Syrian Youth and Families in Need at Three Centers within Syria

(MissionNewswire) Four years after the outbreak of civil war in Syria, Salesian missionaries continue to operate centers in Kafroun and the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the three centers is staffed by three Salesian priests and a deacon and have been in operation since well before the start of the war providing educational classes, more...

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PBS STORY: Syrian Refugees in Turkey (VIDEO)

By at March 13, 2015 | 11:23 am

Hundreds of thousands fleeing war find humanitarian aid—and suffering—across the border. At the Roman Catholic Holy Spirit Cathedral, Spanish-born Salesian Father Andres Calleja Ruiz leads special programs for refugee children and youth from Syria, as well as a growing number whose families are fleeing ISIS persecution in Iraq. Because the children don’t speak more...

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SYRIA: Salesians Provide Emergency Relief, Shelter and Skills Training to Close to 800 Syrian Refugees Each Day

By at August 26, 2014 | 9:20 am

SYRIA: Salesians Provide Emergency Relief, Shelter and Skills Training to Close to 800 Syrian Refugees Each Day

(MissionNewswire) Since the March 2011 outbreak of civil war in Syria, close to 9 million Syrians have fled their homes in search of safety, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). More than 6 million of those affected are children who have been put at risk of violence, a lack of essential supplies and destroyed infrastructure that has more...

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