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(MissionNewswire) The Alliance for Global Food Security, in which Salesian Missions is a member, is urging Congress to reauthorize international food assistance programs when it writes a new U.S. Farm Bill this year. (The last Farm Bill was written in 2008.) “International food assistance is a

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(MissionNewswire) Hendrix Pineda, a program officer with the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, recently returned from Haiti where he was exploring a possible food-for-development project to be funded under Title II of the Farm Bill managed by the United States Agency

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(MissionNewswire) International Women’s Day—created by the United Nations and celebrated by organizations and countries around the globe—is observed each year on March 8. According to the United Nations, “it is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national,

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(MANIPUR, INDIA) – On March 4, 2012, writer Urmila Chanam contemplated the misfortune and fate of street children in India. Her report focused on Shekhar, a 12 year old boy found at a Bangalore railway station by a Bosco Mane Bangalore worker. Shekhar, she reports, was

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(UN / IRIN) The global anti-poverty movement has added a new tool to its arsenal with the launch of an index that measures women’s empowerment in agriculture. “Agriculture is the most effective way to drive inclusive economic growth of the poorest communities”, which

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(MissionNewswire) Salesians continue relief efforts in local villages devastated by Cyclone Thane. The beginning of the New Year brought destruction to parts of Southeast India. On the evening of Dec. 31, 2011, Cyclone Thane barreled through the districts of Cuddalore, Villupuram and Puducherry. In its

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(UNITED NATIONS) Poverty eradication, youth unemployment and socially inclusive policies will be the main focus of the 50th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development, which kicked off today at UN Headquarters in New York. For the next 10 days, the Commission will

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