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SYRIA: Salesian Programs Continue Providing Shelter and Education for Youth Despite Ongoing Violence

By at March 7, 2016 | 1:30 pm

SYRIA: Salesian Programs Continue Providing Shelter and Education for Youth Despite Ongoing Violence

(MissionNewswire) The situation in Syria remains dire with new attacks and deadly fighting happening each day across the country. On February 21 alone, there were four explosions in the city of Damascus and two attacks in Homs and Aleppo has again become disputed territory between the army and various rebel factions. Over the course of the almost five years since the more...

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TURKEY: Don Bosco Center Provides English Language Classes and Education to More Than 350 Refugee Children

By at September 29, 2015 | 5:58 am

TURKEY: Don Bosco Center Provides English Language Classes and Education to More Than 350 Refugee Children

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center in Istanbul, Turkey, led by Salesian Father Andres Calleja Ruiz, provides special programs for young refugees from Syria as well as for a growing number of families fleeing ISIS persecution in Iraq. Because most refugees do not speak the local language, it is difficult for children to attend school and adults to find work. For this more...

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SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries in War-Torn Syria Provide Shelter, Youth Programs and Education

By at September 9, 2015 | 1:17 pm

SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries in War-Torn Syria Provide Shelter, Youth Programs and Education

(MissionNewswire) More than four years after the outbreak of civil war in Syria, Salesian missionaries continue to operate three centers in Kafroun and the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the centers is staffed by three Salesian priests and a deacon and have been in operation since well before the start of the war providing educational more...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Highlights Humanitarian Efforts on World Humanitarian Day

By at August 24, 2015 | 10:14 am

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Highlights Humanitarian Efforts on World Humanitarian Day

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Humanitarian Day. Celebrated each year on August 19, the day was established by the United Nations to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others and was designated to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the more...

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

By at June 18, 2015 | 1:32 pm

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

(MissionNewswire) In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce more...

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SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries Continue to Provide for Syrian Youth and Families in Need at Three Centers within Syria

By at March 27, 2015 | 9:51 am

SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries Continue to Provide for Syrian Youth and Families in Need at Three Centers within Syria

(MissionNewswire) Four years after the outbreak of civil war in Syria, Salesian missionaries continue to operate centers in Kafroun and the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the three centers is staffed by three Salesian priests and a deacon and have been in operation since well before the start of the war providing educational classes, more...

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TURKEY: Salesian Missionaries Aid Close to 400 Syrian Refugees in Turkey

By at February 1, 2015 | 12:48 pm

TURKEY: Salesian Missionaries Aid Close to 400 Syrian Refugees in Turkey

(MissionNewswire) Sharing a 500-mile-long border with Syria, Southeastern Turkey has more than 1.6 million Syrian refugees, as reported by the United Nations. Salesian missionaries are providing services at three sites within Syria while also providing for Syrian refugees in Turkey. While many Syrian refugees stay in towns on the Turkey-Syrian border, many find their way more...

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SYRIA: Salesians Provide Emergency Relief, Shelter and Skills Training to Close to 800 Syrian Refugees Each Day

By at August 26, 2014 | 9:20 am

SYRIA: Salesians Provide Emergency Relief, Shelter and Skills Training to Close to 800 Syrian Refugees Each Day

(MissionNewswire) Since the March 2011 outbreak of civil war in Syria, close to 9 million Syrians have fled their homes in search of safety, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). More than 6 million of those affected are children who have been put at risk of violence, a lack of essential supplies and destroyed infrastructure that has more...

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UNITED NATIONS: As crises grow, UN humanitarian chief cites need for funding, access to ensure aid delivery

By at June 16, 2014 | 6:09 pm

UNITED NATIONS: As crises grow, UN humanitarian chief cites need for funding, access to ensure aid delivery

(United Nations) As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide continues to grow, the top United Nations relief official today urged the international community to provide the requisite funding and access needed to enable aid workers to do their jobs effectively. “There is no let-up in the number of humanitarian crises that need our attention, more...

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UNICEF report: Silent threat emerging among Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

By at February 25, 2014 | 4:39 pm

UNICEF report: Silent threat emerging among Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

(UNICEF) A UNICEF-led joint nutrition assessment on the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon was launched today, revealing malnutrition as a silent, emerging threat. UNICEF, in partnership with Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the International Orthodox more...

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