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ITALY: Unaccompanied Child Refugees Recieve Shelter, Acceptance from Missionaries in Italy

By at May 31, 2016 | 11:39 am

ITALY: Unaccompanied Child Refugees Recieve Shelter, Acceptance from Missionaries in Italy

(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries operate the Open Arms Community in the town of Camporeale, located within the Province of Palermo in the Italian region of Sicily. Here missionaries provide education and social development services to the many unaccompanied minors who come to Italy seeking a better life. According to a report by Caritas in Rome, a Catholic more...

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ITALY: Stop Human Trafficking Campaign is Helping to Prevent Exploitation and Abuse

By at March 16, 2016 | 2:46 pm

ITALY: Stop Human Trafficking Campaign is Helping to Prevent Exploitation and Abuse

(MissionNewswire) In October 2015, Salesian missionaries in Italy kicked off a Stop Human Trafficking Campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of youth migration. With a focus on youth leaving countries in Africa in search of a better life in Europe, the campaign aims to prevent young migrants from becoming victims of crime and exploitation. The campaign is part of an more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries are Caring for 120 Orphans in Wake of Ebola Crisis

By at April 1, 2015 | 5:36 am

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries are Caring for 120 Orphans in Wake of Ebola Crisis

(MissionNewswire) The number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea is in decline, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since the outbreak started, WHO has reported more than 11,841 confirmed Ebola cases and 3,747 deaths from the virus in Sierra Leone alone. A total of 79 confirmed new cases of Ebola were reported in the week ending on March more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Recent Food Aid Shipment is Nourishing Youth Affected by Ebola Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership with Feed My Starving Children

By at January 26, 2015 | 7:53 am

SIERRA LEONE: Recent Food Aid Shipment is Nourishing Youth Affected by Ebola Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership with Feed My Starving Children

(MissionNewswire) The number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone, along with both Liberia and Guinea, is in decline, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since the outbreak started, WHO has reported more than 10,300 confirmed Ebola cases and 3,145 deaths from the deadly virus in Sierra Leone. Across the three West African countries, more than 800 health care more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Food Aid Helps Ebola Orphans Thanks to Partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now

By at November 18, 2014 | 1:17 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Food Aid Helps Ebola Orphans Thanks to Partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now

(MissionNewswire) Fortified rice-meals have been donated to Salesian programs in Sierra Leone to help feed orphans of the Ebola epidemic thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable. The rate of Ebola in Sierra Leone is on more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Donates Mobile Hand Washing Basins to Help Prevent Spread of Ebola

By at November 17, 2014 | 6:10 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Donates Mobile Hand Washing Basins to Help Prevent Spread of Ebola

(MissionNewswire) The rate of Ebola in Sierra Leone is on the rise with the number infected with the virus each day nine times higher than it was two months ago, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO data in early November shows that there have been 4,862 cases of Ebola with 1,130 deaths in Sierra Leone alone. Transmission also appears to be increasing more...

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GHANA: Tractor Donation Increases Capacity for Students at Salesian Center

By at October 5, 2013 | 2:17 pm

GHANA: Tractor Donation Increases Capacity for Students at Salesian Center

(MissionNewswire) While Ghana’s economy continues to improve, nearly 45 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, according to UNICEF. Ghana ranks 135 out of 187 countries on the United Nations Development Program's 2011 Human Development Index, and rural poverty remains widespread in the dry savannah region that covers roughly two thirds of Ghana's more...

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BRAZIL: New Socio-Sports Program is Teaching Youth Teamwork and Social Skills

By at July 15, 2013 | 3:15 pm

BRAZIL: New Socio-Sports Program is Teaching Youth Teamwork and Social Skills

(MissionNewswire) In Brazil, the Salesians continue to develop programs and provide youth opportunities for furthering their education and skills. According to UNICEF, large gaps exist between the rich and poor in the country where one in four people live in poverty. At-risk youth are exposed to drugs and violence on a daily basis and unemployment is a fact of life for more...

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ALERTNET: Women are Silver Bullet to Ending Extreme Poverty, Says UNDP Head

By at April 23, 2013 | 9:13 am

ALERTNET: Women are Silver Bullet to Ending Extreme Poverty, Says UNDP Head

(Thomas Reuters Foundation) WASHINGTON – Improving political, economic and social opportunities for women is the single most important step countries can take to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2030, the head of the United Nations Development Program said. Sustained economic growth certainly is needed, especially after the financial crisis that pushed 400 million more...

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: New Socio-Sporting Schools Give Hope to Street Children

By at November 1, 2012 | 1:09 pm

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: New Socio-Sporting Schools Give Hope to Street Children

(MissionNewswire) The Salesians of Madrid and the Real Madrid Foundation in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the Salesian Province of the Antilles, celebrated the opening of their first two socio-sporting schools in the Dominican Republic with an inauguration ceremony on Sept. 27 at the Dominic Savio School House more...

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