(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
(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
(MissionNewswire) According to UNICEF, despite the wealth associated with many countries in the European Union, close to 16 percent of its population live in poverty. Children are more vulnerable with child poverty rates more than 19 percent, resulting in close to 30 million children living in
(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
(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
(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
(AlertNet) - About a quarter of Somalia's population still need aid to keep them from starvation and rebuild their livelihoods, even though much of the country has been stabilized by a campaign to drive back Islamist militants, the United Nations said
(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.
(UNICEF) The Somali authorities have launched today a new five-in-one-vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases which could save thousands of young lives.
From today, Somali children will receive the Pentavalent vaccine, a combination of five vaccines in one against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B
(MissionNewswire) The Salesians of Don Bosco are known for their vast network of programs for poor youth around the globe but often the work it does in its own backyard goes unnoticed. The Don Bosco Community Center located in Port Chester, New York has been