(MissionNewswire) The Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world, and according to UNICEF, has close to 46 percent of its population living in poverty. Low-incomes and food deficiencies are the norm and ongoing violence and civil unrest exacerbate already harsh conditions. Despite these conditions,
(MissionNewswire) Everyday, more than 840 million people go hungry in a world of plenty. Additionally, two billion people lack the vitamins and minerals needed to live healthy lives according to the World Food Program and the United Nations.
Each year, Oct. 16th marks the observance of
(MissionNewswire) Without reliable estimates of the number of youth with disabilities in Timor-Leste, the number is suspected to be high, particularly for those with physical disabilities as a result of violent clashes during the country’s struggle for independence that culminated in the establishment of East Timor
(MissionNewswire) Uruquay has managed to decrease its poverty rate by almost half since 2007 when the World Bank estimated that 25 percent of the population was living in poverty. Today, the poverty rate is close to ten percent with the majority of poor residents concentrated in
(MissionNewswire) While Ghana’s economy continues to improve, nearly 45 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, according to UNICEF. Ghana ranks 135 out of 187 countries on the United Nations Development Program's 2011 Human Development Index, and rural poverty remains widespread in the
(MissionNewswire) In celebration of World Teacher’s Day, Salesian Missions joins with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and many organizations around the globe in focusing on the vital role that teachers play in student’s lives shaping them to have sustainable futures and
(United Nations) There is a huge need for well-trained and well-supported teachers, United Nations officials today warned, marking World Teachers' Day with a call for the recruitment of millions of professionals, particularly in African and Arab States worst hit by the teacher shortage.
Some 5.2 million
(MissionNewswire) Last year, more than 3 million Haitian children returned to school with 200,000 of them educated in Salesian-run institutions. The country’s educational system is continuing to be rebuilt after the devastating January 2010 earthquake that destroyed 90 percent of schools and 60 percent of hospitals,
(MissionNewswire) East Timor has endured a decades-long civil war and is home to 1.1 million people. According to the United Nations Development Program Human Development Index, in 2007, East Timor ranked 162 out of 182 countries for life expectancy, access to education and standard of living. The
(MissionNewswire) Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world. Despite impressive growth and development over the last several years that has reduced the once 70 percent poverty rate (in the late 1990s) to 54 percent today, poverty continues to be severe and widespread, according the