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10 Jul 2017 description
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(MissionNewswire) Plagued by guerrilla violence that has lasted for more than 20 years, the Northern Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in natural resources but marked by extreme poverty, raids and violence. Girls in the region are often the first victims facing violence and exploitation. They become mothers even before they become adults, often as the result of sexual violence and assault. They are lonely, helpless and only slightly older than their children.

01 Jun 2017 description
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By Stacy Jones

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at two Salesian training and vocational centers in the city of Lubumbashi in the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo just completed water projects thanks to funding provided by Salesian Missions. Close to 4,000 youth, parents, Salesian staff, and community members will benefit from these water projects at the Salesian-run Kansebula St Jean Bosco Institute and Chem Chem Center.

13 Jan 2017 description
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(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Uvira, within South Kivu province if the Democratic Republic of Congo, are providing young children and older youth an opportunity to go to school. Many of these young students are former child soldiers, street children, children accused of witchcraft, abused women and single mothers who have had their rights violated and been denied a chance to gain an education – leaving them particularly vulnerable to violence and exploitation.

13 May 2015 description
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(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center Ngangi in the eastern city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been providing social development, medical and educational services to poor youth and their families since 1988. Currently, there are more than 4,600 people accessing the center’s services.

05 Dec 2012 description
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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 been displaced within the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a result of fighting between the Congolese army and various rebel groups. This includes 1.6 million people in North and South Kivu, more than 60 percent of whom are women and children.