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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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UNITED NATIONS: Number of People Needing Humanitarian Help Globally Rises to 62 Million

By at July 19, 2012 | 1:19 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Number of People Needing Humanitarian Help Globally Rises to 62 Million

(United Nations) Some 62 million people around the world currently need humanitarian help, the United Nations reported today, pointing to food insecurity, conflict, and natural disasters as the main causes for aid requirement. “Halfway through this year we are seeing people in desperate need in 20 countries, whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by more...

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