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Indigenous community members protesting for the rights of the country’s most vulnerable are facing a crackdown and repression by government forces. In response, the Salesian Polytechnic University campus in Quito has opened its doors to welcome and assist more than 3,000 indigenous people from all

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Rebuilding from a powerful earthquake that left tens of thousands homeless continues in Ecuador, long after other humanitarian aid has left. Around the country, Salesian missionaries continue to inaugurate new school buildings, care for homeless children and provide college-level education to indigenous students.

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(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have made an action plan to assist more than 42,000 people affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16 leaving at least 655 people dead and close to 5,000 injured. According to government reports, close to 30,000 people are living

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(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are assisting more than 7,000 families affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16. According to news reports, the earthquake has killed more than 400 people and injured 2,500. Thousands have been left homeless. Recovery operations are underway to find

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(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Foundation, Chicos de la Calle, located in Quito, Ecuador's capital city, has rehabilitated more than 2,300 street children through its Acción Guambras project. Street educators who engage in outreach efforts to locate street children focus their efforts within the capital city as well

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(MissionNewswire) In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills

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(MissionNewswire) Each year, March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. Humanitarian organizations, human rights groups, governments and the United Nations come together around

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(MissionNewswire) Ecuador is one of the most inequitable societies in the world, according to UNICEF. The richest 20 percent of the population receives almost 50 percent of the national income, while the poorest 20 percent receives only five percent. According to the World Food Program, almost

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(MissionNewswire) Ecuador is one of the most inequitable societies in the world, according to UNICEF. The richest 20 percent of the population receives almost 50 percent of the national income, while the poorest 20 percent receives only five percent. According to the World Food Program, almost 26

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