(MissionNewswire) Poverty is widespread in Zambia with 64 percent of the total population living below the poverty line. For those living in rural areas, the poverty rate rises to 80 percent, according to UNICEF. Over the past three decades, incomes in Zambia have fallen steadily and
(MissionNewswire) The Solomon Islands is one of the poorest countries in the Pacific region with almost 40 percent of its population living in poverty, according to UNICEF. The majority of the country’s children live in remote areas where access to education is limited. Close to 25
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has highlighted some of its youth workforce development programs in response to a recent United Nations (UN) report, which states that half the world’s population is under the age of 25 with close to 90 percent living in developing countries. According to
(MissionNewswire) Brazil has one of the strongest economies in Latin America and is an important agricultural and industrial power in the region. Just over 15 percent of Brazilians live in poverty, with the majority living in the rural northeast of the country, according to the World
To mark World Refugee Day 2014, Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs around the globe that provide life-changing education, medical care and support for refugees and internally displaced people in need.
Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a day that honors the
(United Nations) At a time when the international community is struggling to generate more jobs, especially for young people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Governments to invest more in youth employment initiatives and promote decent work for all.
“I believe employment and decent work, particularly for young
(UNHCR) UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday told hundreds of aid workers in Geneva that the empowerment of women was vital to better resolve a multitude of problems facing the world, including multiple conflicts and gross human rights abuses.
"The key question for the
(United Nations) As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide continues to grow, the top United Nations relief official today urged the international community to provide the requisite funding and access needed to enable aid workers to do their jobs effectively.
“There is no
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One in ten South Sudanese children admitted to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospitals for refugees in Ethiopia are dying, the medical charity said, warning that conditions are likely to worsen as seasonal rains set in.
Around 150,000 South Sudanese have fled to Ethiopia
(UNICEF) Six months since intense fighting reached Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, scores of children have been killed, hundreds have been maimed and thousands have been displaced.
“The violence in Central African Republic is gut-wrenching in its brutality and viciousness and children have not been spared,” said UNICEF