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ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Relief and Assistance to Those in Crisis after Earthquake

By at April 21, 2016 | 6:50 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Missionaries Provide Relief and Assistance to Those in Crisis after Earthquake

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are assisting more than 7,000 families affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16. According to news reports, the earthquake has killed more than 400 people and injured 2,500. Thousands have been left homeless. Recovery operations are underway to find those who are still missing and thought to be in more...

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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights School Feeding Programs and Agricultural Education in Fight against Hunger

By at October 15, 2015 | 6:07 pm

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights School Feeding Programs and Agricultural Education in Fight against Hunger

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day. Celebrated each year on October 16, the day was established to bring attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and undernourished while providing an opportunity for a deeper understanding of more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Program Has Rescued More Than 2,300 Street Children

By at September 18, 2015 | 3:41 am

ECUADOR: Salesian Program Has Rescued More Than 2,300 Street Children

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Foundation, Chicos de la Calle, located in Quito, Ecuador's capital city, has rehabilitated more than 2,300 street children through its Acción Guambras project. Street educators who engage in outreach efforts to locate street children focus their efforts within the capital city as well as the surrounding cities of Ambato, San Lorenzo, more...

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ECUADOR: Indigenous Students Gain Valuable Education and Employment Skills at Salesian Polytechnic University

By at January 5, 2015 | 5:05 pm

ECUADOR: Indigenous Students Gain Valuable Education and Employment Skills at Salesian Polytechnic University

(MissionNewswire) Ecuador is one of the most inequitable societies in the world, according to UNICEF. The richest 20 percent of the population receives almost 50 percent of the national income, while the poorest 20 percent receives only five percent. According to the World Food Program, almost 26 percent of all children under age five have stunted growth, increasing to more...

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ECUADOR: Salesian Polytechnic University Collaboration Provides Training for Community Policing

By at October 28, 2014 | 1:15 pm

ECUADOR: Salesian Polytechnic University Collaboration Provides Training for Community Policing

(MissionNewswire) Ecuador is one of the most inequitable societies in the world, according to UNICEF. The richest 20 percent of the population receives almost 50 percent of the national income, while the poorest 20 percent receives only five percent. According to the World Food Program, almost 26 percent of all children under age five have stunted growth, increasing to more...

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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Nonprofit Partnerships as Key to Fighting Hunger

By at October 16, 2014 | 1:31 pm

WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Nonprofit Partnerships as Key to Fighting Hunger

(MissionNewswire) More than 805 million people across the world go hungry every day, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Over 70 percent of food insecure people live in rural areas of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Near East. Additionally, two billion people lack the vitamins and minerals needed to live healthy lives, according more...

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GUATEMALA: Salesian Missionaries are Mobilizing to Assist More Than 130,000 People in Desperate Need of Food Aid Due to Recent Drought

By at October 1, 2014 | 1:09 pm

GUATEMALA: Salesian Missionaries are Mobilizing to Assist More Than 130,000 People in Desperate Need of Food Aid Due to Recent Drought

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries living and working in communities in Guatemala are helping to provide food aid and other support to families affected by a recent drought in the country. Guatemala’s government recently issued a state of emergency after 256,000 families, most living in rural areas, lost their crops and are experiencing food shortages due to the more...

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SOUTH SUDAN: New Salesian Hospital Will Provide Medical Care for Poor and Sick in Tonj

By at August 6, 2014 | 9:10 am

SOUTH SUDAN: New Salesian Hospital Will Provide Medical Care for Poor and Sick in Tonj

(MissionNewswire) South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world with 55 percent of its population living in poverty, according to the World Bank. The country just celebrated its third year of independence in July but is facing an ongoing civil war that started in December 2013 and has resulted in a dire humanitarian crisis. The civil war has left thousands more...

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ALERTNET: Typhoon Haiyan Exposes Hunger, Poverty in the Philippines

By at February 3, 2014 | 8:10 am

ALERTNET: Typhoon Haiyan Exposes Hunger, Poverty in the Philippines

(AlertNet) - CABRASAN GUTI, Philippines - Evangeline Aloha lives in a small hut at the edge of the village, right next to jade green paddy fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. Her husband is a rice farmer but for three months each year, the family struggles to feed itself. Evangeline’s husband, like all farmers in this small village in Leyte Province, more...

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ECUADOR: 125 Years of Salesian Programs for Vulnerable Youth

By at February 16, 2013 | 10:52 am

ECUADOR: 125 Years of Salesian Programs for Vulnerable Youth

(MissionNewswire) This year marks 125 years of Salesian programs in Ecuador. The first missionaries arrived in the country in 1888 in Guayaquil, reaching Quito soon after. Ecuador is one of the most inequitable societies in the world, according to UNICEF. The richest 20 percent of the population receives almost 50 percent of the national income, while the poorest 20 more...

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