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  • Deaths due to tuberculosis, lack of food: the Church denounces the situation in prisons

    The statement from the Justice and Peace Commission of the Bishops' Conference of Venezuela was released yesterday, in some parishes of the capital of Venezuela with regards to the prison situation in the country. The text denounces the situation of the General Penitentiary of Venezuela (PGV) in San Juan de Los Morros, Guárico state, where the news of the deaths of inmates due to tuberculosis and lack of health care, in addition to food shortages of prisoners was confirmed.

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  • A hospice to accommodate orphans and HIV-positive people

    The network of Dispensary Doctors of the Archdiocese of Guayaquivil (REDIMA) has been engaged since 2004 in the fight against HIV and use the Josemaria Diagnostic Center, a reference point for the 26 dispensaries of RED that deal with assistance, prevention and support regarding HIV-positive patients. According to information sent to Fides, the Center assists an average of 150 people every month. There is an infectologist and, currently, 1,184 medical records are registered.

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  • Haurkizuna: organization to help the vulnerable children in Ecuador

    The foundation Haurkizuma, made up of people from Tolosa and Mundaka, will support solidarity projects in the area of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador. It is a nonprofit association, which integrates with the Fundación Calasanz already present in the Latin American Country. The common goal is to approve concrete projects that establish direct aid to offer an alternative life to defenseless children, welcoming children and offering them an integral education.

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  • Young Indonesians, salt and light in a world without boundaries

    "The Day of Indonesian youth was a typical expression of Indonesia's diversity: we know that Indonesia is a plural country, cradle of the diversity of cultures, languages and faiths; the Church is one of these components that lives diversity in harmony, as stated in the official motto of Indonesia, which is unity in diversity":

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  • Treatment and prevention of malaria: commitment of Catholic structures on the island of Flores

    "Indonesia is one of the countries with the highest percentage of cases of malaria. In 2015, the 'ratio' of the disease was 5 per thousand. This means that 5 people out of a thousand were positive to the virus", says to Fides Father Luigi Galvani, MI. "In the Country, cases of malaria are becoming more numerous and the pandemic continues to be a threat to the entire population. In recent years, it was one of the ten killer diseases which mainly hit pregnant mothers and children.

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  • The number of deaths due to diarrheal diseases

    The death toll of the recent outbreak of diarrheal diseases in Sudan continues to increase and medical facilities have difficulties in keeping the situation under control. The most vulnerable sectors of the population are children, young and old people. In Khartoum, the Sudanese Minister of Health has confirmed the deaths of 71 people and the contagion of other 3,771 in the six States of Kassala, El Gedaref, Sennar, El Gezira, Blue Nile and River Nile.

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  • The cross made by a Muslim craftsman is the symbol of the Indonesian Youth Day

    The cross was the symbol of the Indonesian Youth Day (October 4-6), which ends today in Manado. As Fides learns, the cross, made of bamboo and rattan, was built by a Muslim craftsman: the work is, itself, a sign of that "unity in diversity" and harmony among different religions which is the motto of Indonesia and was the central theme of World youth Day, titled: "the joy of the Gospel in a plural society".​

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  • Seven out of 10 children victims of abuse

    74% of boys and girls and 81% of adolescents in Peru suffer abuse. This is what emerged in the IV National Meeting for Early Childhood, being held in Lima. On this occasion the Ministry of women and vulnerable populations of Peru launched a campaign with the motto: "Without beating or humiliating, it is time to change", to make adults aware, through videos, of the effects abuse has on the emotional and physical health of children.

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  • Chemical weapons used in Darfur? "Investigations need to be carried out", says an expert to Fides

    Between 200 and 250 people, mostly children, were killed in the course of several chemical attacks launched by the Sudanese armed forces in Sudan. This was denounced in a report by Amnesty International. "Using satellite imagery, more than 200 in-depth interviews with survivors and expert analysis of dozens of appalling images showing babies and young children with terrible injuries,

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  • Thousands of Haitians at the border with the USA: more support is needed from the Mexican government

    In 2016, 7,800 Haitians have arrived in Mexico from Guatemala in their attempt to reach the United States, informs the Mexican immigration authorities. The National Institute of Migration (INM) says that 1,701 people come from African countries and 3,753 from Asian countries, according to an entry stamp at the immigration Center of the city of Tapachula, on the border with Guatemala.

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