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(MissionNewswire) The statistics are staggering. UNICEF estimates that close to 200,000 women, including young girls and older women, were sexually assaulted during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war. And although the war has stopped, the sexual violence against women has not. Young women are at risk for sexual

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(MissionNewswire) Close to 4.4 million people are living below the poverty line in Argentina. The World Bank estimates that a third of Argentina’s population or 34.9 percent are poor. The country’s high school dropout rate is close to 20 percent and youth account for one in

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(MissionNewswire) Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranked 172nd out of 182 countries on the UN Human Development Index with 54 percent of the population living in poverty, according to the World Bank. Poverty, combined with a shortage of trained teachers, has

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(United Nations) The United Nations is looking to harness the benefits of science, technology and innovation to create jobs, end poverty, reduce inequality and address other challenges in sustainable development, senior officials today told UN partners in a special event during the 1,000 Days of Action

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(MissionNewswire) The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration has renewed funding for a Salesian Missions program serving Afghan refugee children and their families in Quetta, the capital of the Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. The program—which initially received funding for 12 months in February

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(UNICEF) Through the leafy beanstalks, Derilus Firdemont watches her 4-year-old daughter Sendy play with friends in the garden. She wipes Sendy’s knees after every fall and takes breaks from gardening to cuddle her and look into her bright eyes, relishing every opportunity to dote over her. Sendy was

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