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SRI LANKA: Salesian Missionaries Aid Flood Victims, More Than 500,000 Affected Across Sri Lanka

By at December 30, 2014 | 5:04 pm

SRI LANKA: Salesian Missionaries Aid Flood Victims, More Than 500,000 Affected Across Sri Lanka

(MissionNewswire) Heavy rains across Southeast Asia have killed dozens of people and displaced tens of thousands in Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. The area is bracing for more flooding as heavy rain is expected to continue over the next few days. According to an Associated Press report, at least nine people were killed and 10 others were missing in mudslides more...

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THAILAND: Salesian Program Provides Education and Employment Skills for the Blind

By at June 13, 2014 | 1:42 pm

THAILAND: Salesian Program Provides Education and Employment Skills for the Blind

(MissionNewswire) Thailand has shown considerable economic growth over the last 20 years, reducing the poverty rate from 21 percent in 2000 to 13.2 percent in 2011, according to the World Bank. Although the country has made strides in reducing poverty, improving nutrition and meeting basic needs of its residents, inequality is still pervasive. One of the more more...

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EAST TIMOR: Salesian Medical Clinic Provides Health Services to Thousands of Poor Patients

By at October 2, 2013 | 2:18 pm

EAST TIMOR: Salesian Medical Clinic Provides Health Services to Thousands of Poor Patients

(MissionNewswire) East Timor has endured a decades-long civil war and is home to 1.1 million people. According to the United Nations Development Program Human Development Index, in 2007, East Timor ranked 162 out of 182 countries for life expectancy, access to education and standard of living. The World Bank estimates that East Timor has just over 49 percent of its more...

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UNICEF: Study Provides New Insight Into How Poverty Affects Children

By at November 22, 2011 | 7:22 am

UNICEF: Study Provides New Insight Into How Poverty Affects Children

(UNICEF) A new UNICEF study analysing child poverty in East Asia and the Pacific emphasizes that poverty affects children in vastly different ways than adults. As a result, policy makers need to look beyond family income indicators to gain a more complete picture of poverty and the deprivations children face. The study entitled Child Poverty in East Asia and the more...

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