(MissionNewswire) Refugees often face overwhelming challenges adapting to a new country. Many leave almost all of their possessions and everything familiar behind. Language barriers, difficulties integrating into a new community, handling distrust on the part of others and a lack of recognition of their qualifications and competence are often
(PR Newswire) Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, has announced that through its Giving Partners the company has hand-placed over 10 million pairs of new shoes on children in need and has helped give sight to over 150,000 people
(MissionNewswire) Education is a sign of future progress in Haiti. The country’s educational system is continuing to be rebuilt after the devastating January 2010 earthquake that destroyed 90 percent of schools and 60 percent of hospitals, killing thousands of people and leaving more than 350,000 injured.
(MissionNewswire) Youth in Benin face overwhelming challenges in combating poverty. According to UNICEF, Benin remains one of the poorest countries in the world with close to 70 percent of its population living in poverty. Almost 20 percent are chronically undernourished, and the effects of poverty in rural
To mark World Refugee Day 2013, Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs around the globe that provide life-changing education and support for refugees in need.
Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a day that honors the plight of millions of refugees and
(United Nations) Marking World Refugee Day, United Nations officials highlighted the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) across the globe, and urged countries to boost efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts that have caused massive
(MissionNewswire) Young girls and boys are at an alarming risk of sexual violence in Sierra Leone. Today, one third of girls are forced into marriage and often sexually assaulted by their husbands before their 15th birthdays. UNICEF estimates that close to 200,000 women, including young girls
(MissionNewswire) Poverty is extensive in South Africa with almost 50 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. The country is plagued by high crime rates
Water is essential for life. From safe drinking water, agriculture and healthy sanitation, water is desperately needed in Ethiopia. According to Water.org, only 42 percent of Ethiopia’s population has access to an improved water supply. Even fewer, 11 percent of the population, has access to
(UNICEF) Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children’s report.
Concentrating on the abilities and potential of children with