Mercy Corps assessment team heads to Libya February 28, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. – The humanitarian organization Mercy Corps has sent a team of experts to Libya to assess how the agency might help address urgent needs stemming from the political crisis engulfing the country. The team is expected to arrive in Libya later this week.
North Korea: Aid agencies complete needs assessment in North Korea February 23, 2011
Washington, DC— Five aid agencies have found evidence of looming food shortages and alarming malnutrition in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). A team of seven experts from Christian Friends of Korea, Global Resource Services, Mercy Corps, Samaritan's Purse and World Vision recently finished a week-long needs assessment for food security in three North Korean provinces.
Haiti: One year after deadly quake, Mercy Corps combats cholera, spurs recovery in Haiti January 5, 2011
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 December 29, 2010
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 November 4, 2010
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 October 27, 2010
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 October 25, 2010
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 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.