Liberia, South Sudan, Syria: City appeal launched to help war refugees
The Mercy Corps and Edinburgh Disaster Response Committee appeal will highlight the plight of millions of families around the world who have fled their homes to escape conflict and violence. As Christmas approaches, many families in Syria and South Sudan have nothing, and the “urgent” appeal aims to supply shelter, food, water and hygiene kits...
Afghanistan: Taliban peace talks a threat to women’s rights in Afghanistan, Oxfam warns
Afghan women are at risk of being excluded from peace talks with Taliban insurgents, leaving many fearful that, 13 years after a US-led force ousted the extremists from power, the men who banned them from schools and work could once again rein in their rights, Oxfam has warned.
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Niger: Necessary partners: the Sahel shows why development and resilience efforts can’t forget me
One-third of boys in the developing world don’t face the risk of marriage and pregnancy before age 18. There are no laws preventing men from owning land or property. Men don’t bear the brunt of increasingly frequent and severe disasters. And men don’t hold fewer than 25 percent of parliamentary seats worldwide. So why, you might ask, is today International Men’s Day...
West Bank and Gaza: The race to save Gaza Sky Geeks
A dramatic race is going on right this minute, one you've probably not heard about yet. Gaza Sky Geeks, Gaza's first and only start-up accelerator, is fighting to get enough funding to survive. The fundraising campaign, called Gaza Starts (www.gazastarts.com) launched on Sunday and has so far raised over $60,000 in only five days.
Imagining The Nonprofit Sector in 2024
“Do no harm. Do more good.” Knowing what is possible and what is “barely achievable” and still going for it is how nonprofit leaders can imagine the future. Those were the words of Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps, during an opening session Sunday of Independent Sector’s annual conference held this year in Seattle.
Liberia: As Ebola takes lives in Liberia, it leaves hunger in its wake
The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 2,830 Liberians and collapsed the country’s health-care system, is also attacking Liberia’s food supply, bringing intermittent hunger to a wide swath of this country even as its 4.1 million people try to survive the epidemic.
Liberia: Liberia’s Ebola Famine
Hunger was already an issue before Ebola struck West Africa. Now, several reports predict the coming months could be devastating...
Liberia: How Ebola Caused a Hunger Crisis in Liberia
The news out of Liberia has been upbeat lately, with fewer and fewer cases of the deadly Ebola virus being reported. But even as the direct threat posed by the disease appears to be receding, experts are warning that it has given rise to a related crisis: rampant hunger.
Liberia: Ebola's other toll: Food on the table
Eighty-five percent of households in Liberia are eating fewer meals a day as a way to deal with lower incomes and higher prices related to the Ebola epidemic, according to a new report from the global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps.