Haiti: One year after deadly quake, Mercy Corps combats cholera, spurs recovery in Haiti
PORTLAND, Ore. – As Haitians prepare to mark the passing of one year since the deadly January 12th earthquake, Mercy Corps has published a report detailing progress in emergency assistance and long-term rebuilding. The relief and development agency’s recent work to combat a deadly outbreak of cholera is built on nearly a year of activity in Port-au-Prince camps and the Haitian provinces. Mercy Corps, which did not work in Haiti before the earthquake, has also made strides to help young people overcome post-earthquake trauma, and to spur development outside of the capital.
Mercy Corps wins Western Union's 50 Days of Giving holiday campaign
PORTLAND, Ore. – After 50 long days of voting and a nail-biting race to the finish, Mercy Corps was crowned the winner of Western Union’s 50 Days of Giving holiday campaign. The online campaign was designed to raise charitable-giving awareness by encouraging consumers to support their organization of choice. As the recipient of the most votes of support, Mercy Corps will receive a total of $170,000 in grant funds for its work around the world.
Guatemala: Mercy Corps and USAID mark one year of malnutrition prevention program in Guatemala
Washington, D.C. – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Guatemala and Mercy Corps will mark the successful completion of the first year of implementation of a $50 million innovative, five-year health and nutrition program in four municipalities in Alta Verapaz, a state with some of the highest poverty rates in Guatemala. The program employs a new approach to nutrition programming: preventing malnutrition in pregnant mothers and very young children before it starts.
Haiti: Mercy Corps works to contain spread of cholera in Haiti
PORTLAND, Ore. – Mercy Corps is rushing to help guard against the spread of a cholera epidemic concentrated in Haiti's rural Artibonite and Center departments. The disease has already killed at least 284 and sickened more than 3,769. Five cases have now been confirmed in Port-au-Prince, where an estimated 1.2 million earthquake survivors still live in cramped temporary settlements. Mercy Corps is working in close coordination with Haitian authorities and the humanitarian community to respond to the crisis.
This holiday season, Mercy Corps offers inspiring gifts that change lives around the globe
PORTLAND, Ore. – Shopping for that hard-to-please special someone? Looking to honor a loved one with a meaningful gift? Look no further than the charitable gifts offered by Mercy Corps, a global relief and development organization, at www.mercycorps.org/gifts.
Mercy Corps empowers donors to tackle urgent global problems by spreading the word
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
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
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
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
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.