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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Pope Francis Wraps Up Africa Trip with Visit to War-Torn Central African Republic

By at December 16, 2015 | 4:55 pm

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Pope Francis Wraps Up Africa Trip with Visit to War-Torn Central African Republic

(MissionNewswire) At the end of November, Pope Francis ended a six-day trip to Africa which included stops in Kenya and Uganda, with a stop in the war-torn Central African Republic. Despite concerns about his personal safety, the Pope visited the country where more than 6,000 people have died since violence initially broke out in December 2012 between Séléka rebels more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries Are Working to Free Young Prisoners Who Never Received Convictions

By at November 2, 2015 | 6:43 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Missionaries Are Working to Free Young Prisoners Who Never Received Convictions

(MissionNewswire) In 2014, Don Bosco Fambul, a leading educational and vocational organization that serves disadvantaged youth in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in collaboration with Catholic Caritas and Sierra Leone Prisons Service, launched the Legal Support Project with the intention of helping the most disadvantaged inmates incarcerated at Pademba Road Prison in Freetown. more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Missionaries Open Schools and Provide Education Despite Ongoing Violence

By at December 15, 2014 | 11:09 am

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Missionaries Open Schools and Provide Education Despite Ongoing Violence

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries continue to work diligently for the young and poor in the Central African Republic despite more than two years of ongoing violence. Since violence broke out in December 2012 between Séléka rebels and Christian anti-balaka militia groups, thousands have died, more than 650,000 have been internally displaced (with more than 232,000 more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Centers Still Caring for More than 25,0000 Displaced

By at September 24, 2014 | 3:33 pm

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Centers Still Caring for More than 25,0000 Displaced

(MissionNewswire) More than 25,000 displaced people remain at a Salesian center in the Catholic diocese of Kaga-Bangoro in northern Central African Republic and another 500 at a Salesian center in Galabadja near Bangui, the capital city of the country. Even though violence has eased in several parts of the country, a lack of safe shelter and food as well as fear of the more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Starts New Project for Poor Inmates in Pademba Road Prison

By at September 7, 2014 | 1:12 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Starts New Project for Poor Inmates in Pademba Road Prison

(MissionNewswire) Prison life in Sierra Leone offers very little hope for rehabilitation or reintegration back into society once a prison term has ended. According to the 2011 Human Rights Watch report, prisons in Sierra Leone face overcrowding and inadequate food as well as lack vital sanitation and health care. Inmates die from overcrowding, illness and more...

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SIERRA LEONE: New Water Well Provides Clean Water, Sanitation for 1,300 in Pademba Road Prison

By at June 5, 2014 | 9:24 am

SIERRA LEONE: New Water Well Provides Clean Water, Sanitation for 1,300 in Pademba Road Prison

(MissionNewswire) Prison life in Sierra Leone offers very little hope for rehabilitation or reintegration back into society once a prison term has ended. According to the 2011 Human Rights Watch report, prisons in Sierra Leone face overcrowding and inadequate food as well as lack vital sanitation and health care. Inmates die from overcrowding, illness and more...

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INDIA: Salesian-run Don Bosco’s Prafulta Psychological Services Helps Youth with Emotional Well-Being

By at March 4, 2014 | 5:38 pm

INDIA: Salesian-run Don Bosco’s Prafulta Psychological Services Helps Youth with Emotional Well-Being

(MissionNewswire) India is home to 25 percent of the world’s poor and more than 30 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty, according to the World Bank. While progress has been significant and the number of out-of-school children has been reduced from 25 million to 8 million in the past eight years, India continues to have the largest number of child more...

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INDIA: Salesians in India Adopt Child Protection Policies to Protect Vulnerable Youth

By at February 10, 2014 | 4:09 pm

INDIA: Salesians in India Adopt Child Protection Policies to Protect Vulnerable Youth

(MissionNewswire) While public awareness has been raised about sexual violence against women in India, much less is known about the sexual abuse of children, according to the organization, Human Rights Watch. A recent Human Rights Watch report, Breaking the Silence - Child Sexual Abuse in India 2013, documents studies suggesting that more than 7,200 children, including more...

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