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MYANMAR: Salesian Missionaries are Providing Emergency Relief to Flood Victims

By at August 11, 2015 | 9:13 am

MYANMAR: Salesian Missionaries are Providing Emergency Relief to Flood Victims

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been providing emergency relief and helping flood victims displaced by the heavy monsoon rain and flooding that has affected Myanmar this summer. A BBC report notes that nearly 1 million people have now been affected by the widespread flooding across the country since June. Myanmar government officials have reported that close more...

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PERU: Salesian Missionaries Provide Aid after Avalanche Levels Homes and Destroys Infrastructure

By at April 2, 2015 | 12:51 pm

PERU: Salesian Missionaries Provide Aid after Avalanche Levels Homes and Destroys Infrastructure

(MissionNewswire) Peruvian authorities announced a state of emergency in Chosica, Peru, a small town northeast of the capital city of Lima, which was hit by an avalanche of mud and rocks. Two hours of intense rain loosened car-sized boulders that came crashing through the town along with mud and water, sweeping away homes, vehicles, furniture and animals. The BBC reports more...

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YEMEN: Salesian Missionaries Situation in Yemen Precarious Due to Recent Fighting

By at April 2, 2015 | 12:31 pm

YEMEN: Salesian Missionaries Situation in Yemen Precarious Due to Recent Fighting

(MissionNewswire) Five Salesian priests, the only Catholic priests remaining in Yemen, continue their work in the country despite ongoing violence and civil war. The priests are missionaries from the Don Bosco Province of Bangalore, India and have been in Yemen for the past 28 years operating four Salesian centers throughout the country. One center is located in more...

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