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Salesian Missions is headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, and is part of the Don Bosco Network—a worldwide federation of Salesian NGOs. The mission of the U.S.-based nonprofit Catholic organization is to raise funds for international programs that serve youth and families in poor communities around the globe. The Salesian missionaries are made up of priests, brothers and sisters, as well as laypeople—all dedicated to caring for poor children throughout the world in more than 130 countries and helping young people become self-sufficient by learning a trade that will help them gain employment. To date, more than 3 million youth have received services funded by Salesian Missions. These services and programs are provided to children regardless of race or religion. Our Press Center is a key source of information for journalists, donors, organizational partners, funders and the public. In addition to the releases below, photographs and video from the field can be made available to journalists and partners upon request.

Salesian Missions also operates, as a service to the public and the news media. The purpose is to provide information and insight about Salesian programs around the globe and news related to global humanitarian issues. News from and about Salesian Missions can also be found on ReliefWeb, the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters operated by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

U.S. Media Representative:
Laura Perillo
[email protected]
Twitter: @SM_Newsdesk

To request interviews or ask to be included on our media distribution list, please contact Laura Perillo. Photos and b-roll are also available upon request. We may also able to assist journalists working for U.S. media outlets who are working abroad or planning trips to cover humanitarian-related news stories.

In addition to the press releases provided here, country-specific information is available in the Where We Work section of this website. Additional information is available to the media upon request.

HAITI: Students ensured nutrition with rice-meals
HAITI: Students ensured nutrition with rice-meals

Food shipments provide for shortfalls caused by political turmoil and rising prices. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 13, 2023) Youth at Don Bosco Lakay in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, have better nutrition thanks to donations of rice-meals from Rise Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization...

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INT’L WOMEN’S DAY: Salesian schools and centers ensure educational equity

Programs developed specifically for young women and girls. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 8, 2023) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8. The day...

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HAITI: Students access better nutrition thanks to rice-meals

Food shipment ensures meals for students during country’s political crisis. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 7, 2023) Students attending the Salesian-run Timkatec schools in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of...

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UKRAINE: Salesians support more than 100 projects for people impacted by war

Nearly 18 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian aid. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 6, 2023) February 24 marked one year since Russia invaded Ukraine* in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War. Since that time, 2,700 schools have been bombed and more than 5.5 million schoolchildren have...

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BURUNDI: Students facing hunger receive meals

Rise Against Hunger partners with Salesian Missions, which works to identify needs. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 6, 2023) Students attending Don Bosco High School, located in Ngozi, Burundi*, had access to better nutrition during the second half of 2022 thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions,...

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UGANDA: Poor students stay in school with rice-meal shipment

Prices of basic food staples have almost doubled due to economic crises after COVID-19. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 3, 2023) Poor youth gaining their education through Don Bosco Bombo schools, located in Bombo, Uganda, had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions,...

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HAITI: At-risk and vulnerable individuals benefit from food shipment

Rice-meals also shared with schools to boost student improvement. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 1, 2023) Students and vulnerable community members in Haiti received healthy nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, and Rise...

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DR CONGO: People sheltering at Don Bosco Ngangi helped with food shipment

The shipment of rice-meals and other food helped 1,440 households. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 28, 2023) People who have been internally displaced during the ongoing conflict in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo* and are seeking shelter at Don Bosco Ngangi in Goma had...

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PERU: More than 9,600 people receive nutritional support with rice-meal shipment

Meals reach people who are sick and elderly, at-risk youth, and other marginalized populations. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 27, 2023) More than 9,600 vulnerable people in Peru received nutritional support thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don...

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INDIA: New technology education center to be built with funding secured by Salesian Missions from USAID/ASHA

Project to advance technical training for vulnerable youth across Northeast India. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 21, 2023) Don Bosco Technical School Maligaon, located in Assam, India, will be making technical education more accessible through the new “Promoting Peace through Technical Training”...

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