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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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REUTERS: “Massive emergency” as one in ten South Sudanese refugee children die in hospitals

By at June 16, 2014 | 5:58 am

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One in ten South Sudanese children admitted to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospitals for refugees in Ethiopia are dying, the medical charity said, warning that conditions are likely to worsen as seasonal rains set in. Around 150,000 South Sudanese have fled to Ethiopia since conflict broke out in the world’s youngest nation in more...

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REUTERS: Thousands Flee Gun Battle as Chad Withdraws From C. African Republic

By at April 15, 2014 | 9:23 am

REUTERS: Thousands Flee Gun Battle as Chad Withdraws From C. African Republic

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday, as Chad completed a withdrawal of soldiers from its violence-ravaged neighbour. Central African Republic has descended into chaos since the mainly Muslim more...

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REUTERS: Child Refugees Dying Needlessly Due to Vaccine Bureaucracy, Says MSF

By at August 9, 2013 | 12:05 pm

REUTERS: Child Refugees Dying Needlessly Due to Vaccine Bureaucracy, Says MSF

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Many children living in South Sudanese refugee camps have died needlessly because of bureaucratic delays rolling out new vaccines, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday. MSF said it had taken 11 months to procure affordable drugs to vaccinate children against pneumonia in Yida refugee camp in South Sudan more...

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DR CONGO: Reuters Photographer Captures Life at Center Where Salesians Care for More than 3,000 Abandoned Children, HIV/AIDS Victims

By at August 6, 2013 | 1:50 pm

DR CONGO: Reuters Photographer Captures Life at Center Where Salesians Care for More than 3,000 Abandoned Children, HIV/AIDS Victims

(MissionNewswire) Reuters photographer Thomas Mukoya captured a day in the life of abandoned children and at-risk youth at a Salesian-run center in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mukoya initially traveled to the area to cover stories related to the proposed disarmament process by the United Nations (which has yet to happen). Instread, he more...

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ALERTNET: Quarter of Somalis Still Rely on Aid Despite Weakening of Shabaab

By at May 2, 2013 | 1:15 pm

ALERTNET: Quarter of Somalis Still Rely on Aid Despite Weakening of Shabaab

(AlertNet) - About a quarter of Somalia's population still need aid to keep them from starvation and rebuild their livelihoods, even though much of the country has been stabilized by a campaign to drive back Islamist militants, the United Nations said on Thursday. A United Nations report said around 260,000 people, half of them children, had died between 2010 more...

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TRUSTLAW: Public Education Can End India’s “Rape Epidemic”

By at January 31, 2013 | 2:36 pm

TRUSTLAW: Public Education Can End India’s “Rape Epidemic”

(TrustLaw/Reuters) The Indian government must launch a mass public education campaign to help end the "rape epidemic" in the largely patriarchal country, said campaign group Avaaz, highlighting the recent gang rape and murder of a young woman which sparked a national outcry last month. Public anger over the attack on a 23-year-old student who was beaten, raped and more...

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ALERTNET: Ethiopia Plans to Power East Africa with Hydro

By at January 29, 2013 | 2:45 pm

ALERTNET: Ethiopia Plans to Power East Africa with Hydro

(AlertNet) Ethiopia is gearing up to export large amounts of clean power across East Africa in the coming years, starting with neighboring countries Djibouti and Sudan. But the ambitious plans have ignited controversy on several fronts. Ethiopia wants to increase its electricity exports - mainly generated from hydropower - as a reliable source of precious hard more...

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