Ukraine – a true Don Bosco response of solidarity

Ukraine – a true Don Bosco response of solidarity
DATE: March 18, 2022 CATEGORY: News

Beginning of March 2022, this crisis started with the Russian military invasion in Ukraine.

Ukraine – The war with Russia and the Don Bosco response
DATE: March 9, 2022 CATEGORY: Emergency, News, Top News

The situation at the Polish-Ukranian border

Beginning of March 2022, this crisis started with the Russian military invasion in Ukraine. It was the start of a war, the start of a tremendous humanitarian crisis. Millions of people fleeing towards neighbouring countries, cities who are under constant threat of being bombed, families losing everything as their houses are turned in to ruines, …

Immediately after the first incoming news, the Salesians in Ukraine started organizing themselves to host affected families, offering medical and food support to families and parishioners in need, …
Neighbouring provinces offered their support to the Salesians in Ukraine. The Slovak province, in collaboration with the salesians in Lviv and Ukrainian police transported 50 orphans, staying in the salesian center in Lviv, to Slovakia. The children were placed in families closely linked to the Salesians. The Krakow province in Poland (PLS) organized their centres and offices (SWM) to start immediate emergency help for Ukraine: gathering medical aid, food, matrasses, generators, … Trucks with this urgent aid left from Poland to reach Ukraine as soon as possible.

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Deadliest Earthquake in 2021 hits Haiti
DATE: August 23, 2021 CATEGORY: Emergency, News

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Haiti before noon August 21, 2021. During the next couple of days, the earth was strongly shaken many times more. At least 2,248 people were confirmed killed as of 1 September 2021 and above 12,200 injured, mostly in the Sud-department. DBN immediately called the emergency reaction procedure.

After consultations, DBN is supporting the coordinating information flow and the Salesians in Haiti. The PDO in Haiti Nepal, Fondaton Rinaldi are responsible for coordination of relief work on the spot.

Communities in Haiti struggled receiving aid due to difficult work and safety situation in Haiti. Roadblocks by gangs, blocked relief aid, kidnapping of salesians made the situation very difficult to work in.

Let Hope, Solidarity and Confidence guide you into 2021
DATE: December 23, 2020 CATEGORY: News

The year 2020 has come to an end. Ideal time to share Christmas wishes and make Newyears resolutions. Our president Peter Annegarn and coordinator Fonny Grootjans put forward 3 words which guided us through 2020 but also words that inspire us to step into 2021 with new perspectives.

DBN General Assembly meeting
DATE: September 29, 2020 CATEGORY: News

On the 28th of September 2020 members and partners of the Don Bosco Network (DBN) including the Economer General Bro Jean Paul Muller and the Coordinator of Mission Offices Fr George Menamparampil, met online for the annual General Assembly meeting.

25 representatives of Don Bosco organizations from Europe, USA, India and Africa discussed COVID-19 impact on programs, projects and operations, effective coordinated response to this pandemic and plans for new post emergency situation. In these difficult for all times, cooperation and networking using modern digital means is very important for effective support to Don Bosco Mission helping needy young people worldwide. Cooperation and synergy with SDB UN representative, Don Bosco International, Don Bosco Tech Africa, Don Bosco Green Alliance and other Salesian Family organizations and networks helps to promote Don Bosco Charism and achieve better impact on international fora.

There has been a change in the DBN personnel. Mr Wojciech Mroczek has ended his contract as DBN Coordinator and is working now full time for Don Bosco Aid in Ireland, he is substituted by Mr Fonny Grootjans from Belgium. Mr Carlos Caballero has been substituted by Mr Angel Gudina (both from Madrid) in the position of the DBN Board Member.