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PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missions Supports Programs to Help 200,000 Families Affected by Typhoon

By at November 26, 2013 | 12:57 pm

PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missions Supports Programs to Help 200,000 Families Affected by Typhoon

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is supporting programs in the Philippines targeted to assist 200,000 families in the aftermath of the super typhoon. Salesian missionaries were already working with vulnerable children and their families through their schools, youth centers and other community programs—making them immediately on the front lines of the relief more...

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INDIA: Salesians Provide Relief, Plans for Future after Cyclone Thane Hits Southeast India

By at February 13, 2012 | 12:54 pm

INDIA: Salesians Provide Relief, Plans for Future after Cyclone Thane Hits Southeast India

(MissionNewswire) Salesians continue relief efforts in local villages devastated by Cyclone Thane. The beginning of the New Year brought destruction to parts of Southeast India. On the evening of Dec. 31, 2011, Cyclone Thane barreled through the districts of Cuddalore, Villupuram and Puducherry. In its wake, residents dealt with leveled homes, uprooted trees, flooded more...

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HAITI: Salesian Missions Reports on Progress in Haiti Two Years Later

By at January 31, 2012 | 3:29 pm

HAITI: Salesian Missions Reports on Progress in Haiti Two Years Later

(MissionNewswire) In the initial aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the Salesians were instrumental in emergency response and relief efforts. An integral part of the infrastructure in Haiti prior to the earthquake, they were among the first responders—providing shelter and medical aid; means to securely transport, store and 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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HAITI: New Buildings Adopt Safety Measures

By at March 8, 2011 | 8:04 am

HAITI: New Buildings Adopt Safety Measures

(MissionNewswire) The opening of the new Salesian warehouse in Haiti was cause for celebration for two reasons—not only will it provide new efficiencies for ongoing rebuilding efforts but it is also designed according to Caribbean building standards to withstand future natural disasters. Quality construction standards are a concern in rebuilding Haiti, according to a more...

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