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ETHIOPIA: Salesian Lay Volunteers Educate, Provide Hope to Poor Youth and Their Families

By at June 8, 2016 | 8:29 am

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Lay Volunteers Educate, Provide Hope to Poor Youth and Their Families

(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries in Ethiopia are working to address an extreme drought in the country and continuing their education and social development programs helping to aid poor youth and their families. Joanna Piotrowska, a Salesian volunteer from Poland, has been working with the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Dilla, a town in southern Ethiopia. more...

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WORLD FOOD DAY: UN Focuses on Agricultural Cooperatives to End Global Hunger

By at October 16, 2012 | 10:16 am

WORLD FOOD DAY: UN Focuses on Agricultural Cooperatives to End Global Hunger

(UNITED NATIONS) Amid economic crises, climatic shocks, and high and volatile food prices in a world of plenty where nearly 870 million people still go hungry, the United Nations today marked World Food Day by highlighting agricultural cooperatives as vital weapon in the war on poverty and hunger. “Owned by their members, they can generate employment, alleviate more...

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WORLD WATER DAY: Bringing Attention to Connection Between Water, Food Security

By at March 22, 2012 | 9:39 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Bringing Attention to Connection Between Water, Food Security

(MissionNewswire) The international community celebrated World Water Day on March 22 – which is recognized annually as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. World Water Day 2012 was coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. An international 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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