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(UNHCR) MOLE CAMP, Democratic Republic of the Congo, January 31 – The worst thing about being a refugee for many of the young people in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is missing out on their education. This is especially true for those, like Yesson, who

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(United Nations) As the fighting in parts of South Sudan grinds on between Government forces and rebels despite ceasefire talks, more and more civilians are fleeing to neighboring countries, with some 2,500 people a day now seeking refuge in Uganda, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today. As

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(MissionNewswire) Three million newborn babies die every year from easily preventable or treatable causes such as infections, complications at birth and complications of prematurity, according to Save the Children’s 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report. The report also noted that more than 1 million

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(MissionNewswire) The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been plagued by intense civil war and internal conflict since the outbreak of fighting in 1998. As a result, there have been close to 5.4 million deaths, according to the International Rescue Committee. Most deaths resulted from non-violent

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(MissionNewswire) In response to an urgent call for emergency assistance from its missionaries working on the ground in the Central African Republic, Salesian Missions has launched an emergency fundraising appeal to provide aid to 20,000 displaced victims seeking shelter and aid. Salesian missionaries in the Central African

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(United Nations) The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has welcomed the release of 82 children from the Mayi Mayi Bakata Katanga armed group through the joint efforts of aid agencies working in the country. The children

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(MissionNewswire) Reuters photographer Thomas Mukoya captured a day in the life of abandoned children and at-risk youth at a Salesian-run center in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mukoya initially traveled to the area to cover stories related to the proposed disarmament

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(MissionNewswire) Last week in Goma, hostilities between the Congolese army (FARDC) and the 23 March Movement (M23) rebel group escalated leaving thousands of men, women and children looking for safety and shelter from the fighting. According to UNICEF, as of November, more than 2.4 million people have

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(MissionNewswire) According to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, the eastern most part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen continued military operations against armed groups which has led to internal displacement and food shortages. A Salesian-run school, Don Bosco

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(UNICEF) This week, UNICEF commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of ‘A World Fit for Children’, a United Nations document committing the world’s nations to advancing the rights, welfare and dignity of children everywhere. The landmark document was adopted on 10 May 2002, during the

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