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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) Salesian Missions joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day. Celebrated each year on October 16, the day was established to bring attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and undernourished while

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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) 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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(MissionNewswire) More than 805 million people across the world go hungry every day, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Over 70 percent of food insecure people live in rural areas of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Near East. Additionally, two

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(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries living and working in communities in Guatemala are helping to provide food aid and other support to families affected by a recent drought in the country. Guatemala’s government recently issued a state of emergency after 256,000 families, most living in rural areas, lost

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(MissionNewswire) South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world with 55 percent of its population living in poverty, according to the World Bank. The country just celebrated its third year of independence in July but is facing an ongoing civil war that started

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(AlertNet) - CABRASAN GUTI, Philippines - Evangeline Aloha lives in a small hut at the edge of the village, right next to jade green paddy fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. Her husband is a rice farmer but for three months each year,

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(MissionNewswire) This year marks 125 years of Salesian programs in Ecuador. The first missionaries arrived in the country in 1888 in Guayaquil, reaching Quito soon after. Ecuador is one of the most inequitable societies in the world, according to UNICEF. The richest 20 percent of the

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