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20 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Boys Home is a Salesian-run program for street children in Sunyani, Ghana. The program provides shelter, education and social development services for poor youth who have been abandoned, have runaway or are at risk of violence and exploitation. The program is directed by Salesian Father Ubaldino Andrade.

“Every child is like a book and every chapter engages me more and more as I get to learn more about their lives and they tell me about their joys and sorrows, their plans, their hopes and their dreams,” says Fr. Andrade.

20 Oct 2017 description

QUITO, Ecuador, 18 de Octubre de 2017 – En el marco del Encuentro Internacional "Quito a un año de Hábitat III", se llevó a cabo la presentación y entrega del Plan Metropolitano de Gestión de Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres de la Ciudad de Quito "Quito Listo" elaborado por la Secretaría General de Seguridad y Gobernabilidad de Quito con el apoyo de la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR).

20 Oct 2017 description
report Invisible Children

Clashes between armed groups and attacks on civilians continued to dominate the security landscape in the Mbomou-Uele border region* in Quarter 3 (July–September) 2017. In eastern Central African Republic (CAR), fighting involving ex-Seleka factions, anti-balaka militias, and other armed actors was concentrated in towns such as Bria (Haute Kotto prefecture) and Zemio (Haut Mbomou prefecture), while security improved in other locations, such as Bangassou (Mbomou prefecture).

20 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) John Bosco Institute of Technology in Ondo, Nigeria has a new school bus thanks to a donation from Stocker Bus Co. in Newton, N.J. Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, secured the donation and shipped it to the Salesian school. The bus will be used for transport for student activities and sports competitions. The staff and students at the school are very grateful for the new transportation.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) As part of its Clean Water Initiative, Salesian Missions recently donated eight water reservoir tanks to the Don Bosco Araimiri Secondary School in Araimiri, Papua New Guinea. The school is located in a remote area without access to even the most basic necessities. The new water tanks give students access to clean drinking water.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Saidi, a 14-year-old Afghan, is attending the Don Bosco Institute of Tournai. He is one of five refugee boys attending the school and receiving shelter, education and support services. In Belgium, like in many countries across Europe, Salesian missionaries have been assisting young refugees with programs that help them to integrate into their new communities.

20 Oct 2017 description

El Director General de la FAO a alcaldes de todo el mundo: “Es necesario un cambio radical para abordar el problema”

20 de octubre de 2017, Valencia- Las ciudades pueden y deben desempeñar un papel crucial en el cambio radical que se necesita para abordar el problema del hambre, la malnutrición y el desperdicio de alimentos, dijo hoy el Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, a alcaldes y representantes de más de 150 ciudades de todo el mundo reunidos en Valencia (España).

20 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Father Jean Paul Ndayikengurutse is the director and pastor of the Salesian Center in Rukago, Burundi, which provides education, workforce development and other social programs to poor and at-risk youth in the region. Burundi, located in the heart of the African Great Lakes region, has seen more than a decade of violence and conflict which has contributed to widespread poverty, according to UNICEF. Burundi ranks 184 out of 188 countries on the 2015 UN Human Development Index and close to 70 percent of its residents live below the poverty line.

20 Oct 2017 description
report MAP International

by Beth Hodges

One month ago today, Hurricane Maria roared through the Caribbean and slammed into Puerto Rico. While media coverage is beginning to fade, the suffering for so many continues. The damage to the island has been staggering with power outages expected to continue for six months or longer. Over half the residents do not have access to clean drinking water; less than 10 percent of roads are passable.

20 Oct 2017 description

20 OCTOBER 2017 | GENEVA - WHO is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) that has appeared in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya.

At least one person is confirmed to have died of MVD and several hundred people may have been exposed to the virus at health facilities and at traditional burial ceremonies in Kween District, a mountainous area 300 kilometres northeast of Kampala.

20 Oct 2017 description

19 October 2017, Cairo, Egypt -- Trauma care medicines and surgical supplies have been dispatched from WHO’s regional operations hub in Dubai to Somalia to support the provision of surgical care to patients injured in the recent attacks in Mogadishu. Weighing a total of 5.5 tonnes, the three trauma A kits (including three supporting trauma B kits), contain enough medicines, medical supplies and surgical instruments for 300 surgical interventions.

20 Oct 2017 description

Kananga, 18 Octobre 2017 : Le Brigadier général Mohammed Aqeel, commandant du secteur sud de la force de la MONUSCO en charge des opérations de la force de la MONUSCO à l’Est de la RDC et dans les Kasaïs, en visite à Kamonia et Luiza, est confiant : la situation sécuritaire s’améliore à Kamonia et Luiza.

20 Oct 2017 description

Zinder – More than 650 members of communities, authorities, civil society and security forces participated in a crisis simulation exercise organized by IOM, the UN Migration Agency on 17 October in Zinder, Niger, close to border areas which regularly suffer from security incidents linked to the Boko Haram armed group, among others.

This activity was the second crisis simulation exercise held this year as part of the project Engaging Communities on Border Management in Niger, funded by the United States Department of State.

20 Oct 2017 description

**New York – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the Permanent Missions of Mexico, Italy and the Philippines, this year marked World Food Day at an event themed Change the Future of Migration: Invest in Food Security and Rural Development.

The Director of the FAO Liaison Office to the United Nations, Carla Mucavi, emphasized the need to create opportunities for rural people in their home communities.

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

The availability of Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EmONC) indicates how well any health-care system can respond to neonatal and obstetric emergencies that are the main causes of maternal and newborn deaths. This report outlines the results of a study undertaken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to evaluate EmONC infrastructure in the country.

The report is beneficial for those wishing to understand EmONC in the DRC to improve planning for programmes and interventions to improve maternal and neonatal health.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Chile

El Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN), a través de la Subdirección Nacional de Geología y de la Red Nacional de Vigilancia Volcánica (RNVV), recibió esta semana a las delegaciones provenientes de Honduras y Nicaragua, INHGEOMIN e INETER, respectivamente, con quienes realiza desde hace algunos meses, trabajos de cooperación mutua en materia de transferencia de conocimientos y experiencias en materias geológicas.

20 Oct 2017 description

IOM Rome reported Thursday (19/10) that on Wednesday, 585 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean and will be brought to land in the next few days. These latest rescues are in addition to the 110,329 migrants and refugees arriving by sea to Italy this year, according to IOM estimates.

IOM Athens’ Kelly Namia reported on Thursday three events occurring since Sunday (15 October) off the islands of Lesvos and Farmakonisi that required search and rescue operations. The Hellenic Coast Guard managed to rescue 95 migrants and transfer them to the respective islands.

20 Oct 2017 description

Port Moresby – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, this week (17-18/10) organized a two-day Training for Transformation Workshop on conflict management and peace building in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.