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13 Aug 2018 description
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(MissionNewswire) Kakuma was established in 1992 near Kenya’s border with South Sudan and was a place of refuge for unaccompanied minors fleeing warring factions in what was then southern Sudan. Today, the Kakuma refugee camp has more than 185,000 refugees, well over the 120,000-person capacity for which it was built.

12 Jun 2017 description
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(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the International Labor Organization and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Day Against Child Labor. Launched in 2002, the day focuses attention on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. On this day, the United Nations, governments, employers and workers organizations, and civil society as well as millions of people from around the globe highlight the plight of child laborers and what can be done to help them.

04 May 2017 description
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Salesian missionaries have provided food distribution to 1,000 families in 18 villages during their efforts to assist families affected by the drought in Kenya. More than 3 million people in Kenya are impacted by the worsening drought in East Africa. Little rain has fallen over the last year — affecting sheep and cattle farmers, destroying their livelihoods and causing much suffering for their families.

01 Mar 2017 description
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(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Mission Korr in Kenya provides services to nomadic populations in the surrounding community and within Kakuma refugee camp, which was established in 1992 near Kenya’s border with South Sudan and was a place of refuge for unaccompanied minors fleeing warring factions in what was then southern Sudan. Kakuma is operated by UNHCR, the U.N.

29 Jun 2016 description
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(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries have expanded their technical training offered to refugees at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Classes started in January 2016 after expansion of the program and construction on new facilities were completed in December 2015. Kakuma is operated by UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, in collaboration with Salesian missionaries in the country as well as several other humanitarian organizations. The camp offers refugees safety, security and life-saving services such as housing, healthcare, clean water and sanitation.

19 Jun 2015 description
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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 training, workforce development, healthcare and nutrition. Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a day that honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people around the globe.

16 Jun 2015 description
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(MissionNewswire) The U.N World Food Programme made an announcement in June that due to a shortfall in donor funding it plans to cut food rations for half a million refugees living in camps in northern Kenya, according to a recent Thomas Reuters Foundation article. Food rations will be cut by close to a third for the primarily Somali and South Sudanese refugees at the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps. Also affected are the more than one thousand refugees participating in Salesian programs at the Kakuma refugee camp.

02 Apr 2015 description
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(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries continue to provide services to refugees at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Kakuma is operated by UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, in collaboration with Salesian missionaries in the country as well as several other humanitarian organizations. The camp offers refugees safety, security and life-saving services such as housing, healthcare, clean water and sanitation.

23 Mar 2015 description
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(MissionNewswire) Every year since 1993, the international community celebrates World Water Day on March 22, focusing attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The day also serves as a reminder of the global population who suffer from water related issues and a call to action to prepare for management of water in the future.

28 Jun 2013 description
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(PR Newswire) Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, has announced that through its Giving Partners the company has hand-placed over 10 million pairs of new shoes on children in need and has helped give sight to over 150,000 people around the world.

05 Dec 2012 description
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(MissionNewswire) Since 1988, Dec. 1 has marked World AIDS Day—held to honor AIDS victims and focus on prevention and treatment issues surrounding HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Salesian Missions is one recipient of the PEPFAR program funding having provided programming to 375,000 people living in regions most impacted by the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS.

18 Oct 2012 description
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(MissionNewswire) The first-ever International Day of the Girl Child was recognized on Oct. 11, 2012. Established to promote equal treatment and opportunities for girls, the International Day is an acknowledgment by the world community that there is a disparity in the way the rights of girls and boys are protected and promoted.

15 Jun 2012 description
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(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions staff members recently returned from a visit Kenya, where they toured Salesian-run youth education programs and assisted with the request for financial support for the Girls’ Education Challenge Project—a program funded by the Department for International Development in the United Kingdom. The visiting staff members, Denis Akankunda, international development associate of public health, and John Rio, grants accountant, are with the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs located at the nonprofit organization’s New Rochelle headquarters.