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GLOBAL: Alliance for Global Food Security Urges Senate to Fix Food Aid Provisions in Farm Bill

By at April 30, 2012 | 2:26 pm

GLOBAL: Alliance for Global Food Security Urges Senate to Fix Food Aid Provisions in Farm Bill

(FoodAid.org) April 30, 2012, Washington, DC – The Alliance for Global Food Security urges the Senate to revise several provisions in the 2012 Farm Bill that severely limit the use of food aid to promote development and to help crisis-prone communities become food secure and less reliant on emergency aid. On April 26th, the 2012 Farm Bill was approved by the Senate more...

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SIERRA LEONE: New Child Hotline Offers Hope to Children Affected by Civil War

By at April 12, 2012 | 10:41 am

SIERRA LEONE: New Child Hotline Offers Hope to Children Affected by Civil War

(MissionNewswire) The potential to help nearly 4,000 children made homeless due to the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war is behind the launch of a new, 24-hour telephone counseling hotline. The Child Hotline 116 is an around-the-clock counseling hotline staffed by social workers—along with other trained professionals—offering hope and prospects more...

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AFRICA: UN Chief Calls For Greater International Support to Northeast Africa

By at September 25, 2011 | 7:56 am

AFRICA: UN Chief Calls For Greater International Support to Northeast Africa

(United Nations / FOCUS News Agency) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday said international assistance should be intensified to solve the increasingly worsened crisis that has been plaguing Northeast Africa, also known as the Horn of Africa. Ban's statement came at a ministerial mini-summit on humanitarian response to the Horn of Africa which was more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: More than 300,000 Children at “Risk of Dying” from Malnutrition, Disease

By at August 22, 2011 | 2:00 pm

HORN OF AFRICA: More than 300,000 Children at “Risk of Dying” from Malnutrition, Disease

(MissionNewswire) The United Nations reports that more than 300,000 children in the Horn of Africa are severely malnourished and "at risk of dying." The region, also referred to as Northeast Africa, includes the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia – all severely affected by a drought and subsequent famine. Neighboring Kenya is also affected due to the more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Responds to Crisis

By at August 19, 2011 | 11:06 am

HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Responds to Crisis

(MissionNewswire) An already difficult situation has become a desperate one in the Horn of Africa where aid agencies like Salesian Missions were already hard at work helping the poor—long before the latest drought and famine that have brought the world’s attention to the region once again. “Entire communities have nothing to eat and people, many of them children, more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: First Lady’s Visit Highlights Importance of Youth Leadership for Country’s Future

By at June 24, 2011 | 12:35 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: First Lady’s Visit Highlights Importance of Youth Leadership for Country’s Future

(MissionNewswire) U.S. first lady Michelle Obama’s visit to South Africa has brought the world’s attention to a country where a significant percentage of the population must struggle to survive on less than $1 a day, according to the United Nations. During her week-long goodwill tour through South Africa, the first lady’s focus was on the country’s youth and more...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions, Fordham University Study to Identify Best Practices for Vocational Schools

By at June 7, 2011 | 12:11 pm

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions, Fordham University Study to Identify Best Practices for Vocational Schools

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has teamed up with students and professors from Fordham University to carry out a multi-country study to identify “best practices” at Salesian technical vocational training schools around the globe. The Salesians are widely regarded as the largest single provider of technical vocational training in the world. Don Bosco – the more...

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SIERRA LEONE: On Wheels, By Cell Phone – Finding New Ways to Reach Street Children

By at March 31, 2011 | 8:32 am

SIERRA LEONE: On Wheels, By Cell Phone – Finding New Ways to Reach Street Children

(MissionNewswire) Connecting with street children is challenging anywhere but is even more so in Sierra Leone, which ranked last of 179 countries in the 2008 Human Development Index for the well-being of its people. To respond to its street children in crisis, Don Bosco Fambul of Sierra Leone has developed two unique programs which reach children wherever they are – more...

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