(MissionNewswire) Despite the steady growth of Kenya’s economy, more than half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line on less than one US dollar a day, according to UNICEF. Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, is home to 3 million residents, most of whom endure lives
(MissionNewswire) Poverty is extensive in South Africa with more than 45 percent of the population living below the poverty line, according to UNICEF. A significant percentage of the population struggles to survive on less than one dollar a day. South Africa is plagued by high crime
(MissionNewswire) Millions of girls in India face discrimination, exploitation and sexual and physical abuse because of their age and their gender, according to UNICEF. A recent UNICEF report, “Hidden in Plain Sight 2014”, details the incidence and prevalence of interpersonal violence against children and highlights global figures
(MissionNewswire) Fortified rice-meals and boxes of hand soap have been donated to Salesian programs in Liberia thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable.
The World Health Organization
(MissionNewswire) Fortified rice-meals have been donated to Salesian programs in Sierra Leone to help feed orphans of the Ebola epidemic thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most
(MissionNewswire) Thanks to coordination efforts by Salesian Missions, poor youth and the elderly in Salesian programs in Lusaka, the capital and largest city of Zambia, benefited from a recent clothing donation. Many of the recipients are young people who have been affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in
(MissionNewswire) The rate of Ebola in Sierra Leone is on the rise with the number infected with the virus each day nine times higher than it was two months ago, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO data in early November shows that there have
(MissionNewswire) One year after Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, Salesian missionaries working in the region have successfully completed community rehabilitation and rebuilding projects allowing survivors to return to their normal lives.
The super typhoon which struck on
(MissionNewswire) For the fifth year, Salesian Missions has received funding from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration to conduct its New Beginnings program assisting Sri Lankan Refugees in Tamil Nadu, India. To date, close to 2,500 refugees have received vocational training scholarships
(MissionNewswire) With more than 1.2 billion people, India has the world’s fourth largest economy and according to UNICEF, is home to one-third of the world’s poor. Close to 217 million of India’s poor are children. Although more than 53 million people escaped poverty between 2005 and 2010,