Author: Salesian Missions

Publication Date: August 15, 2022

(Global Sisters Report) Salesians join recognition of World Humanitarian Day Monday Starter: Maryknoll begins discernment process in the face of climate change

Aug. 15, 2022

(Excerpt) Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, is joining other organizations in recognizing World Humanitarian Day, the annual event honoring the work supporting those facing crises and the aid workers who face danger in helping others.
The United Nations established the annual Aug. 19 recognition to coincide with the anniversary of the Aug. 19, 2003, bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad that killed 22 people, including the chief humanitarian U.N. representative in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello.

Among the Salesians’ work is support for a hospital in Ukraine in a partnership with the humanitarian group MedShare. The initiative delivered surplus medical supplies and equipment to ambulances and clinics treating those who have been internally displaced within the country, which the Russian military invaded Feb. 24.

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Learn more about the Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund.

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