Salesian Missions provided funding to Don Bosco Gumbo, located in Juba, South Sudan, to support coronavirus prevention efforts and nutrition assistance at a local camp for those internally displaced in the country. “To date, South Sudan has four confirmed cases of COVID-19. A special task
Salesian reception houses for street children in Luanda, Angola, are currently hosting nearly 300 minors. Youth can find a place to sleep, water to wash with, clean clothes, food and the possibility of going to school. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Salesian missionaries
Salesians in the West African Province are serving youth across the four countries of Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The Don Bosco Network, which is part of the West African Province, launched into immediate action to help fight the spread of COVID-19 within its centers and communities.
The sudden spread of the COVID-19 in Mexico brought an unseen state of emergency to Tijuana. Salesian missionaries are assisting thousands of people at risk through the Salesian Padre Chava Refectory. The refectory provides meals and other assistance to migrants from Mexico, Central America and
Youth attending Don Bosco Youth Center in Rundu, Namibia, have access to better nutrition thanks to Salesian Missions donors. Hunger has been declared a national disaster in this drought-ridden country. With donor funding, Salesian missionaries running the Don Bosco Youth Center are able to provide
Salesian Missions joins humanitarian and international organizations around the globe in highlighting the plight of homeless children on the International Day for Street Children. The day provides organizations and the millions of street children in countries worldwide an opportunity to have their voices heard while
The Stop Trafficking campaign, facilitated by the Salesian International Volunteer for Development (VIS) and Don Bosco Missions in Turin, Italy, has launched additional activities to promote development and reduce migration in East and West Africa. For 15 months, project activities will focus on youth in
Across Argentina, Salesians are responding to the coronavirus pandemic in their programs and communities in which they live. They are preparing and delivering meals, producing sanitizing gels and masks, and bringing supplies to poor families.
As the coronavirus pandemic has impacted countries worldwide, the General Council of the Congregation has initiated a coordinated emergency response. Living in the communities in which they work, the Salesians are well-positioned to respond to the needs of people in their programs, and in some cases
Since the outbreak of civil war in Syria began in March 2011, Salesian missionaries have operated three centers in Kafroun and in the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the centers is staffed by three Salesian priests and a deacon. Maher