(UNICEF) Undernutrition remains a major killer of children under five years of age, contributing to approximately 50 per cent of the more than 10 million child deaths every year, said UNICEF on World Food Day.
World Food Day brings attention to the plight of
(MissionNewswire) More than 1,400 youth and adults participating in eight different Salesian-run programs in Sierra Leone have better access to nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals from Numana.
The Salesians of Don Bosco in Sierra Leone have used the donation to provide a
(MissionNewswire) Each year, Oct. 16, marks the observance of United Nations World Food Day across the globe. Today, nearly 870 million people around the world are chronically undernourished, or one in eight individuals worldwide, according to a new report published by the United Nations.
(UNITED NATIONS) Amid economic crises, climatic shocks, and high and volatile food prices in a world of plenty where nearly 870 million people still go hungry, the United Nations today marked World Food Day by highlighting agricultural cooperatives as vital weapon in the war on
(MissionNewswire) The first-ever International Day of the Girl Child was recognized on Oct. 11, 2012. Established to promote equal treatment and opportunities for girls, the International Day is an acknowledgment by the world community that there is a disparity in the way the rights of
(UNICEF) UNICEF strongly condemns the attack on Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl from Swat, who was shot with two other children as she was leaving school by bus yesterday. UNICEF is extremely concerned for the well-being of Malala and her school
(MissionNewswire) Two recent shipments of goods are making a major impact on the lives of the most vulnerable youth and their families in communities in Sri Lanka. Recently, a shipment of 250 baby strollers made its way to four Salesian-run sites that serve 811 children
(MissionNewswire) As the world marks World Teachers’ Day, Salesian Missions remembers the teachers-in-training that were killed when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010.
Nothing could have prepared the Salesians—or the Haitian people—for the massive devastation and heartbreaking loss that occurred that day. Hundreds of
(AlertNet/Reuters) Niger will spend nearly $2.5 billion to develop and secure its vast northern desert zones over the next five years, according to a new plan aimed at preventing the spillover of a conflict that has split neighboring Mali in two.
Uranium-producing Niger, perched on the
(AmeriCares) Emergency medical aid and water treatment supplies are on the way to Niger for the millions of people suffering from the food crisis in the Sahel region. With depleted food stocks from last year's harvest quickly running out and millions suffering