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  • Nine out of ten children in the Amazon do not complete their studies

    Nine out of ten children in the Amazon do not complete their studies. Poverty and lack of education are causing serious problems to the development of thousands of young people in the most precarious areas of the Country. The warning is launched by Care Peru humanitarian organization, dedicated to eradicating poverty, according to which the lack of education also increases rates of violence against women.

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  • With the nightmare of the "Buddhist blasphemy", the Church prepares missionary October

    "In this phase, under military power, society and especially young people complain about the lack of freedom and pluralism: one cannot criticize the government. But our pastoral activities are not disturbed or modified": says to Agenzia Fides Fr. Peter Watchasin, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Thailand, talking about how the Church is preparing to live "World Mission Day" next October 23.

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  • Unsustainable education costs: Sudanese families forced to leave their daughters at home

    Studying in Sudan seems to have become inaccessible for a growing number of people. The surge in prices is forcing parents to keep their daughters at home. The costs for uniforms, folders, books, notebooks and pens continue to rise and families do not have the money to face the costs, especially those families with several school age children.

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  • Very poor families protest in the streets of Potosi

    In all of Bolivia, which has over 10 million inhabitants, more than 50,000 families live in extreme poverty and wish to leave the country in search of a decent life. This is what a local organization that grouped the poor families of the city of Potosì denounces. During a recent demonstration in the streets of the city, the citizens asked for social housing and better job opportunities. "It is a true emergency", said the statement sent to Agenzia Fides.

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  • Mgr. Vian Morales: "The exploitation of farmers and indigenous people must end"

    "Do not continue with the exploitation of farmers and indigenous people and tell the truth at all times": These are the two prerequisites for a better country indicated by the Archbishop of Santiago de Guatemala, His Exc. Mgr. Oscar Julio Vian Morales S.D.B., at the end of his homily last Sunday, September 18. "The Lord is against those who exploit the poor and increase the price of everything, which is what can be seen in Guatemala.

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  • Catholic University inaugurated: "a work of mercy" says the Rector

    The first Catholic University in Vietnam has officially opened: in the first academic year, inaugurated a few days ago, there are 23 students who attend the lessons of the Catholic Institute of Vietnam, as reported to Fides by Bishop Mgr. Joseph Dinh Duc Dao, Rector of the Institute and president of the Episcopal Commission for Catholic Education. "It is an important step for the Vietnamese Church that takes place during the Jubilee year" notes the Bishop, expressing his satisfaction to Fides.

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  • Human Rights Watch:The return of Somali refugees in Dadaab is not "voluntary"

    Many of the Somali refugees in Dadaab camp (in northeastern Kenya) "have agreed to return home because they fear Kenya will force them out if they stay" denounce Human Rights Watch (HRW). According to the international humanitarian organization, there is nothing "voluntary" in the repatriation of Somalis and in sharp contrast with the agreement of November 2013, signed by Kenya,

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  • A thousand houses and an entire area under construction for poor families

    "We want to give dignity to people who have been forgotten" said the President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, who yesterday visited the construction site where works are being carried out for the future of San Francisco area in Zeballos Cue, in the north of the capital Asuncion. Here thousands of homes for needy families are being built.

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  • Young Catholic teacher killed in Papua: investigations are underway to understand the reasons

    "We are shocked and condemn the barbaric act of gratuitous violence against the innocent. We immediately looked for information to understand the reasons of the crime. We asked all the young people in Indonesia to pray for Esra and his family": says to Agenzia Fides Fr. Antonius Haryanto, Executive Secretary of the Commission for young people in the Indonesian Bishops' Conference, after the brutal murder of Esra Patatang, 27, a Catholic catechist and teacher, killed on September 12 with a bullet​

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  • The Country threatened by a locust plague

    Another scourge is affecting the populations of North Kordofan and North Darfur. Swarms of locusts are infesting the fields and are endangering crops. This is what mainly farmers of the invaded areas of the two regions of Sudan have denounced. Swarms of locusts have formed in areas of Sudan that remain green after the summer rains. In a recent statement, the local Federal Minister added that the invasion has spread in the State of the Red Sea in eastern Sudan.

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