Mercy Corps empowers donors to tackle urgent global problems by spreading the word October 19, 2010
PORTLAND, Ore. – Global relief and development agency Mercy Corps (www.mercycorps.org) today unveiled a new way for donors to address the urgent needs of families in the world's toughest places. This program, known as MPower, offers donors the opportunity to leverage their social networks to fund one of eight critical projects for women and children facing conflict, illiteracy, hunger or other injustices.
Mercy Corps Appoints Executives for Fundraising, Global Partnerships October 18, 2010
PORTLAND, Ore. – The global relief and development agency Mercy Corps announced two changes to the executive leadership team. Paul Dudley-Hart, with more than 25 years of senior management experience, will assume the role of senior vice president for global partnerships and alliances. Simultaneously, Jeremy Barnicle will become the chief development and communications officer. Barnicle has been a leader of fundraising and communications efforts at Mercy Corps for almost six years.
Mercy Corps executives express gratitude to Reach Out to Asia for two years of successful strategic partnership October 18, 2010
Senior executives from the international relief and development organization Mercy Corps met with senior representatives of Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) in Doha today, expressing appreciation for the agencies’ two-year-old strategic partnership. ROTA Acting Director, Essa Al Mannai received Mercy Corps chief executive officer Neal Keny-Guyer and senior vice president Paul Dudley Hart who are on a two-day visit to Qatar.
Mercy Corps president confirmed as USAID assistant administrator September 30, 2010
PORTLAND, Ore. – Mercy Corps today announced that President Nancy Lindborg has been confirmed by the US Senate for the position of Assistant Administrator for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. Lindborg will leave Mercy Corps on October 8th and join USAID immediately thereafter.
Haiti: Haiti mobile money solution now ‘feature commitment’ at Clinton Global Initiative 2010 September 23, 2010
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) announced this morning that the Commitment to Action by Bellevue, Washington-based Trilogy International Partners and international relief and development agency Mercy Corps has been selected as a ‘Feature Commitment’ for its ability to “catalyze financial access and enable economic empowerment for the rural poor in Haiti through the introduction of mobile money services.” The first of its kind mobile money solution was launched on Tuesday. More on Trilogy and Mercy Corps’ mobile money announcement can be found here.
Haiti: Trilogy, Unibank & Mercy Corps, a team effort to launch mobile money in Haiti September 21, 2010
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Wireless phones in hand, the people of Haiti are on the cusp of entering the realm of mobile money, expanding banking services beyond traditional bank branches. Today, Haitian wireless operator Voilà, a subsidiary of Seattle-based Trilogy International Partners, and Unibank, Haiti’s premier financial institution, are teaming with international relief and development agency, Mercy Corps, to announce the launch of a humanitarian assistance program utilizing Haiti’s first mobile money solution.
ITT pledges to provide safe water and sanitation to one million people by 2013 September 7, 2010
STOCKHOLM -- ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) announced today at World Water Week that it has pledged $10.5 million over three years (2011-2013) to provide one million more people around the world with access to safe water and sanitation. This announcement marks a significant expansion of the company’s signature corporate citizenship program, ITT Watermark®, which will reach 500,000 people by the end of 2010.
North Korea: Mercy Corps speeds flood relief to North Korea September 1, 2010
PORTLAND, Ore. – Mercy Corps is rushing relief to rain-soaked North Korea, where torrential downpours have buried large areas of the country, leaving tens of thousands of people homeless and without access to clean water.
Pakistan: Mercy Corps tackles pressing medical needs in flood-ravaged Sindh province August 27, 2010
Portland, OR— In the southern Pakistani province of Sindh, Mercy Corps is addressing urgent medical needs with two mobile health units that can treat up to 300 people per day. One of the units is exclusively focused on meeting the needs of women and children. Mercy Corps’ medical, hygiene and sanitation facilities at a camp in the city of Sukkur were visited by USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and other US government representatives on Wednesday.
Pakistan: As flood waters continue raging, Mercy Corps ramps up operations in southern Pakistan August 19, 2010
Portland, OR— As flood waters rise in southern Pakistan, Mercy Corps is quickly expanding efforts to assist families in four districts of Sindh Province. The aid agency is making multiple daily trips to displacement camps with water tankers, building latrines, and preparing to open two mobile health units to meet pressing medical needs. The United Nations estimates that 35 percent of Sindh Province is underwater and 2.5 million people in the province have been affected by the floods.