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Rising prices complicate aid deliveries January 10, 2009
With access to Gaza severely restricted, our team there is trying to buy relief items locally to distribute to families displaced or otherwise affected by the fighting. But one challenge is the multiplying prices for what little remains on the shelves in the beleaguered enclave.
Delivery to Jabaliya shelter January 10, 2009
Mercy Corps today delivered $7,000 worth of mattresses, blankets, powdered milk and other relief items to a UN school in Jabaliya. The supplies are for families newly displaced by the fighting.
Ceasefire not enough to supply Gazans January 8, 2009
Despite our delivery of food into Gaza on Thursday, humanitarian aid access to Gaza is insufficient to meet demand, says David Holdridge, Mercy Corps Regional Program Director for the Middle East.
Distribution to displaced families tomorrow January 8, 2009
Mercy Corps plans to distribute blankets, mattresses, pillows, and powdered milk to 100 families newly displaced to UN refugee camps in Jabaliya and Rafah tomorrow. Field staff says items were bought within Gaza on credit (there's a shortage of cash). Prices are high because of low supply.
West Bank and Gaza: Work in Gaza Continues Amid Closure December 8, 2008
United States: Salvaging a Dream November 5, 2008
Small-business owners quickly realize the tremendous devotion that's required just to keep the lights on. Elizabeth Daniels is no exception.
Celebrating Peace With Soccer September 19, 2008
Mercy Corps is organizing soccer matches in more than a half-dozen countries to celebrate Sunday's International Day of Peace.
Price of Sri Lanka's main meal doubles in a year May 2, 2008
Rice and dhal — the mainstays of Sri Lankan cuisine — have more than doubled in price over the last year, according to statistics passed along from our program staff there.
India: The Spirit of Social Responsibility April 25, 2008
Rising Food Prices Impact Families Worldwide April 24, 2008
If you've been paying attention to the news, you know that a "perfect storm" of factors — including soaring fuel prices, erratic weather, and growing demand for biofuels — is pushing global food prices up dramatically.