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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

By at June 20, 2014 | 1:31 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

To mark World Refugee Day 2014, Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs around the globe that provide life-changing education, medical care and support for refugees and internally displaced people in need. Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a day that honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people around the globe. more...

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Mission Welcomes Release of Children Recruited by Armed Group in DR Congo

By at August 19, 2013 | 9:36 am

UNITED NATIONS: UN Mission Welcomes Release of Children Recruited by Armed Group in DR Congo

(United Nations) The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has welcomed the release of 82 children from the Mayi Mayi Bakata Katanga armed group through the joint efforts of aid agencies working in the country. The children – 69 boys and 13 girls between the ages of 8 and 17 – had reportedly been recruited during the more...

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PAKISTAN: U.S. State Department Extends Funding for Salesian Missions Program for Afghan Refugee School Children

By at May 2, 2013 | 1:25 pm

PAKISTAN: U.S. State Department Extends Funding for Salesian Missions Program for Afghan Refugee School Children

(MissionNewswire) The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration has renewed funding for a Salesian Missions program serving Afghan refugee children and their families in Quetta, the capital of the Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. The program—which initially received funding for 12 months in February 2012—centers on reinforcing more...

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UNHCR: Refugee Agency Prepares to Assist Possible Returnees in Mali

By at January 31, 2013 | 2:23 pm

UNHCR: Refugee Agency Prepares to Assist Possible Returnees in Mali

(UNHCR) With the fast-evolving military situation in Mali, the UN refugee agency is readying itself to assist in the possible spontaneous return of thousands of conflict-displaced people in the north of the country. "We aim to open new presences in Gao and other cities in the north as soon as security conditions allow," said UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards, while more...

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UNHCR: Kakuma Camp in Kenya Surpasses its 100,000 Capacity

By at August 6, 2012 | 11:18 am

UNHCR: Kakuma Camp in Kenya Surpasses its 100,000 Capacity

(UNHCR) Kakuma Refugee Camp has surpassed its capacity of 100,000 residents, creating serious concerns as more refugees continue to arrive. By the end of July the population of the camp established in northern Kenya in 1992 had reached 100,009 following a steady influx of new arrivals over the past two years. "The threat of conflict in neighboring countries, more...

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INDIA: Salesians Aid Refugees of Ethnic Violence

By at August 1, 2012 | 12:25 pm

INDIA: Salesians Aid Refugees of Ethnic Violence

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is reporting that Salesian-run Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati, India, is providing relief efforts for those displaced by recent ethnic violence. The violence has occurred in the districts of Assam, a northeastern state of India, and has left 56 people dead and thousands more displaced from their homes. According to news reports, the more...

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MALI: Salesians Assist Displaced Children & Families as Political Instability Continues

By at July 19, 2012 | 2:00 pm

MALI: Salesians Assist Displaced Children & Families as Political Instability Continues

(MissionNewswire) Political instability and fears of chaos in Mali have driven more than 300,000 people from their homes since fighting erupted in the north between a Tuareg rebel movement and Malian government forces. There has been panic that rebel groups will use the region as a platform for drugs and arms trading. Adding to the plight of the refugees, Mali is among more...

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CONGO: Food Aid Relief Needed for Salesian School in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By at June 29, 2012 | 12:03 pm

CONGO: Food Aid Relief Needed for Salesian School in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

(MissionNewswire) According to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, the eastern most part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen continued military operations against armed groups which has led to internal displacement and food shortages. A Salesian-run school, Don Bosco Ngangi Center located in Goma, in the eastern section of the country, is feeling the effects more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, State Department Visit “New Beginnings” Program Site

By at June 22, 2012 | 10:27 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, State Department Visit “New Beginnings” Program Site

(MissionNewswire) Edson Timana, program officer with the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, recently returned from a visit to Ecuador to oversee  a site visit from officials from Population, Refugee, and Migration, a department within the U.S. Department of State. Timana visited several Salesian-run sites in anticipation of the Department of State more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesians Give Refugees “New Beginnings”

By at June 20, 2012 | 12:53 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesians Give Refugees “New Beginnings”

(MissionNewswire) The international community celebrated World Refugee Day on June 20 - which is recognized annually as the day to focus on the plight of millions of families around the globe that have lost their homes to violence and war and to advocate on their behalf. World Refugee Day 2012 was coordinated by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHRC. Coordinating with more...

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