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(MissionNewswire) East Timor is home to 1.1 million people and according to the United Nations Development Program Human Development Index, the country ranked 162 out of 182 for life expectancy, access to education and standard of living in 2007. The World Bank estimates that East Timor

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(MissionNewswire) While public awareness has been raised about sexual violence against women in India, much less is known about the sexual abuse of children. Studies from humanitarian groups suggest that more than 7,200 children, including infants, are raped every year. Sexual abuse is just one of

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(MissionNewswire) Close to 1,400 youth and seniors participating in several Salesian programs in El Salvador have better access to nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice meals. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an

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(United Nations) 4 February 2014 – Syrian children have been subjected to “unspeakable” suffering in the nearly three years of civil war, with the Government and allied militia responsible for countless killings, maiming and torture, and the opposition for recruiting youngsters for combat and using terror

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(MissionNewswire) More than one quarter of the population of the Philippines live in poverty, according to UNICEF. Poverty is most severe and widespread in rural areas where 80 percent of the population--close to 88 million people--make their home. The poorest Filipinos are indigenous populations, small-scale farmers

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(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,

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(MissionNewswire) Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world with more than 38 percent of its population living in poverty, according to Feed the Future. Close to 85 percent of the country’s workforce is employed in agriculture but frequent droughts severely affect the agricultural economy

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(UNHCR) MOLE CAMP, Democratic Republic of the Congo, January 31 – The worst thing about being a refugee for many of the young people in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is missing out on their education. This is especially true for those, like Yesson, who

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