Crisis in Mali: Salesian Center Takes in Refugees

Political instability and fears of chaos in Mali have driven more than 300,000 people from their homes. Militant groups from Pakistan are moving in from the north and there’s panic that they will use the region as a platform for drugs and arms trade. They have already begun recruiting youngsters...

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In Cambodia: At-Risk Girls on the Right Path

Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Asia and the world, with 40% of its children chronically malnourished. Girls are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking, child prostitution and substance abuse. Upwards of 20,000 children work the streets of Phnom Penh. 

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In Colombia: Help for Child Victims of Drug Wars

In many countries around the globe, children are victimized by armed conflict, and in Colombia far too many children face this harsh reality. Unbelievably, more than half of the homeless and displaced people in the country are under 18. Children in this situation need more than just food or...

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A Modern Day Miracle: Your gift multiplied 5 times!

Caring friends like you have a wonderful opportunity to make a huge impact! COMIDE (the Committee for International Development in Belgium) will match every $1 donation with an additional gift of $4. That's a total of $5 for every dollar contributed toward valuable programs that are providing...

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Sierra Leone: Helpline Rescues Children

While the civil war in Sierra Leone ended in 1999, the country remains ravaged. Families have been torn apart, many children are forced to serve as soldiers and even slaves, and an estimated 50,000 people have died. The country’s infrastructure, including their schools, has yet to be rebuilt. 

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Sri Lanka: Refugees Get “New Beginnings”

For Sri Lankan refugees who fled a vicious ethnic conflict in their own country, there is little choice but to seek safety at refugee camps in India. Many do not have the resources to return to Sri Lanka, and many are fearful to return to their home country. During the war, many who tried to return...

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In India: A Team Effort to Rescue Street Children

At the Coimbatore railway station in India, homeless children are a common sight. Many arrive by train – they are stowaways taking desperate measures to escape extreme poverty, abuse and neglect. Sadly, they fail to realize that life on the streets will only prolong their misery.Fortunately,...

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In Sri Lanka: Giving Girl Soldiers A Better Life

Their bright smiles and cheerful appearances conceal the grim pasts of the young girls at the Mary Help of Christians House in Negombo, Sri Lanka. These girls are former child soldiers, trying to heal and move on from devastating physical and emotional wounds.Mary Help of Christians is home to 173...

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