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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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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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UNHCR: Violence in Colombia Displacing More People into Ecuador

By at April 12, 2012 | 6:32 pm

UNHCR: Violence in Colombia Displacing More People into Ecuador

(UNHCR) – Senor Padilla, his wife and two of their children escaped to San Lorenzo, Ecuador in late February, joining the growing number of people fleeing fresh violence in nearby Colombia. "We came because two paramilitary factions and one guerrilla group were wreaking havoc in the area where we lived. They are killing a lot of the local people," Padilla told more...

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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: “New Beginnings” Program Expands to Assist Colombian Refugees in Four Countries

By at October 20, 2011 | 12:08 pm

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: “New Beginnings” Program Expands to Assist Colombian Refugees in Four Countries

(MissionNewswire) More than 5,000 Colombian refugees in four countries in Central and South America will receive vocational and human development training as well as job placement services through a Salesian Missions “New Beginnings” program, thanks to external grant funding. The three-year program will focus on Colombian refugees living Ecuador, Venezuela, more...

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