(MissionNewswire) Having access to education is a critical step in overcoming poverty. In the Philippines, drop-out rates double as children reach secondary school and there are more than 11 million out-of-school youth, according to UNICEF. Almost a quarter of the country's population (including a large percentage
(MissionNewswire) Cambodia has a long history of violence and conflict that has driven up poverty rates in the country. Having moved past the troubles of the Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia’s economy has been strengthening with particular growth in construction, tourism and agriculture. However, according to the
(MissionNewswire) Although viewed as a relatively wealthy country, Argentina has a poverty rate of just over 26 percent, according to the World Bank. Close to 4.4 million people live below the poverty line and the country’s high school dropout rate is close to 20 percent. Youth account
(MissionNewswire) While parts of Mexico have seen signs of economic growth and financial stability, many areas continue to struggle. According to UNICEF, the human development indexes in parts of Mexico are close to those in some of the world’s least developed countries. A little more than
(MissionNewswire) Building the skills of India’s rapidly rising workforce is the key to reducing poverty, according to the World Bank. The country is home to 25 percent of the world's poor. Close to 44 percent of the workforce is illiterate, and India has the largest number
(MissionNewswire) Salesian-run programs are making a difference in the lives of poor youth in India, but the need continues to grow. According to the World Bank, India is home to 25 percent of the world’s poor. A little more than 30 percent of the country’s population
(MissionNewswire) Vulnerable children in schools and youth centers in some of the poorest places on the planet have access to life-saving food thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now.
Close to 823 million people do not have enough to eat and nearly
(MissionNewswire) In a country such as East Timor, that has endured a decades-long civil war and is home to 1.1 million people, close to half of whom live in poverty, nutrition and education are essential ingredients for a sustainable society and optimistic future. The World Bank
(MissionNewswire) Rural poverty hasn’t changed much in Guatemala during the last 20 years, according to the World Bank. Close to 75 percent of the population is estimated to live below the poverty line and almost 58 percent live below the extreme poverty line which the
(United Nations) The United Nations today honored aid workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, marking the tenth anniversary of the attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad, and the World Humanitarian Day inspired by that tragic event.