(MissionNewswire) During the International Day of Peace, celebrated globally on Sept. 21, 2012, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the world’s combatants to lay down their arms and embrace peace. The theme of this past year's observance was "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.”
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Youth Day was held in early September in Brazil in preparation for World Youth Day, an international gathering of the youth of the Catholic Church for a week-long celebration of faith. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will host World Youth Day in July of 2013,
(MissionNewswire) In Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, most of the three million residents endure lives of extreme poverty. Much of the population reside in slums that crowd the city. Here, poverty is commonplace and basic health care and education is lacking.
Compared to Kenya’s more
(UNHCR) Kakuma Refugee Camp has surpassed its capacity of 100,000 residents, creating serious concerns as more refugees continue to arrive.
By the end of July the population of the camp established in northern Kenya in 1992 had reached 100,009 following a steady influx of
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is reporting that Salesian-run Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati, India, is providing relief efforts for those displaced by recent ethnic violence. The violence has occurred in the districts of Assam, a northeastern state of India, and has left 56 people dead and thousands more
(MissionNewswire) Thanks to a new partnership with Salesian Missions, Global Soap Project recently distributed its largest donation of soap to date, reaching approximately 5,000 people in Haiti.
“The Salesians are on the ground in Haiti working with children in need, so we were able to provide
One year ago, on 20 July 2011, the United Nations declared famine in two regions of southern Somalia, the flashpoint in a humanitarian crisis gripping the Horn of Africa. After an outpouring of international support, the famine ended in February 2012, and
(MissionNewswire) Political instability and fears of chaos in Mali have driven more than 300,000 people from their homes since fighting erupted in the north between a Tuareg rebel movement and Malian government forces. There has been panic that rebel groups will use the region as
(United Nations) Some 62 million people around the world currently need humanitarian help, the United Nations reported today, pointing to food insecurity, conflict, and natural disasters as the main causes for aid requirement.
“Halfway through this year we are seeing people in desperate need in 20
(MissionNewswire) The work of Reverend Deacon Leroy S. Close at 1000jobsHaiti was featured in a July 11, 2012, Huffington Post article by Marc Ozburn, founder and CEO of TheDoGooder.com. Ozburn reports that at age 16, Buck (Close's nickname that he continues to go by today)