(MissionNewswire) Peruvian authorities announced a state of emergency in Chosica, Peru, a small town northeast of the capital city of Lima, which was hit by an avalanche of mud and rocks. Two hours of intense rain loosened car-sized boulders that came crashing through the town
(MissionNewswire) Five Salesian priests, the only Catholic priests remaining in Yemen, continue their work in the country despite ongoing violence and civil war. The priests are missionaries from the Don Bosco Province of Bangalore, India and have been in Yemen for the past 28 years operating
(MissionNewswire) Heavy rains the last week of March turned to intense flooding that caused power outages and blocked roads in the northern desert regions of Chile. The Chilean government has reported that 17 people have been killed and 20 are missing. Communities have been attempting to
(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries continue to provide services to refugees at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Kakuma is operated by UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, in collaboration with Salesian missionaries in the country as well as several other humanitarian organizations. The camp offers refugees safety, security
(MissionNewswire) The number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea is in decline, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since the outbreak started, WHO has reported more than 11,841 confirmed Ebola cases and 3,747 deaths from the virus in Sierra Leone alone.
(MissionNewswire) Although a ceasefire in Ukraine was signed on Feb. 15, fighting has continued and thousands of people are being forced from their homes in search of safety. In early February, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported that fighting in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region is creating
(MissionNewswire) Four years after the outbreak of civil war in Syria, Salesian missionaries continue to operate centers in Kafroun and the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the three centers is staffed by three Salesian priests and a deacon and have been
(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Missions Association in Turin, Italy recently completed the construction of a hostel for indigenous youth from the Tillapara region in Assam, a state in northeastern India. The hostel will provide a home for youth from villages in the area who live too far
(MissionNewswire) On March 15, a suicide bomber killed 17 and wounded 78, including two Salesian students, in attacks against Christian churches in Lahore, Pakistan. The attacks occurred in quick succession outside Catholic and Protestant churches in Youhanabad, one of Pakistan’s biggest Christian neighborhoods.
The Salesian Don Bosco
(MissionNewswire) Every year since 1993, the international community celebrates World Water Day on March 22, focusing attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The day also serves as a reminder of the global population who suffer