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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 MissionNewswire.org, 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:
Hannah Gregory
914-960-4642
[email protected]
Twitter: @SM_Newsdesk

To request interviews with staff, including Father Gus Baek, director of Salesian Missions, please contact Hannah Gregory. 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 news stories.

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

UKRAINE: Salesian missionaries respond to refugee crisis with shelter and support

Salesians remain in their centers and churches to help families. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 4, 2022) Salesian missionaries around the globe are answering the call to help support people in distress in Ukraine and refugees fleeing the conflict. Salesians living and working in Ukraine have remained in...

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UKRAINE: Salesian Missions launches emergency appeal to aid refugees

Salesian missionaries are still working in Ukraine and helping families in need. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 2, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has launched an emergency appeal to aid Ukrainian refugees. The Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund will provide...

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NIGERIA: Villagers in Akwa Umuikwele have access to clean water

New water borehole made possible thanks to funding from the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 1, 2022) People living in the village of Akwa Umuikwele in Nigeria have access to clean water thanks to funding from the Salesian Missions “Clean Water...

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NIGERIA: Villagers in Abajah and Mbaukwu have access to clean water

New boreholes made possible thanks to funding from the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 1, 2022) People living in the villages of Abajah and Mbaukwu in Nigeria have access to clean water thanks to funding from the Salesian Missions “Clean Water...

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NIGERIA: Project provides clean water for drinking, hygiene

People living in 4 poor communities have access to clean water thanks to the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 22, 2022) People living in four poor communities in the Kebbi State of Nigeria have access to clean water thanks to donor funding from Salesian...

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BOLIVIA: Children continue studies with scholarships from donor funding

Salesian students in the San José de la Floresta Parish receive scholarships thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 21, 2022) Salesian students in primary and secondary school in the San José de la Floresta Parish in Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, received...

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GLOBAL: Projects improve care for people with disabilities in Mexico and El Salvador

Funding received from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) program. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 15, 2022) Thanks to funding Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, received from the U.S. Agency for...

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ITALY: Digital learning made possible with support from USAID

‘Salesian Solidarity with Italy: the Emergency Response to COVID-19’ project provides digital education resources during pandemic. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 14, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, facilitated the “Salesian Solidarity with Italy: the...

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INT’L DAY AGAINST THE USE OF CHILD SOLDIERS: Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs for child soldiers

At least 46 United Nations member states still recruit children under the age of 18 into their armed forces. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 12, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring Feb....

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EGYPT: 426 refugees finish technical skills training for stable employment through a Salesian Missions project in Cairo

Don Bosco Lahore distributes humanitarian aid to 200 Afghan refugee families thanks in part to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 2, 2022) Salesian missionaries continued offering training to assist refugees in gaining the skills needed for employment or self-employment in...

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