Colombia: Aid Agencies Scale Up Assistance for Venezuelans in Colombia as Regional Migration Crisis Deepens
BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA – Four leading aid organizations are scaling up operations to assist Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Colombia as the number of Venezuelans displaced in the region passes 4.8 million. With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision will reach nearly 90,000 people over 15 months with emergency cash assistance across eight departments of Colombia where Venezuelan migrants have settled.
United States: Mercy Corps responding to help Puerto Ricans affected by 6.4 magnitude earthquake
San Juan, Puerto Rico -- The global organization Mercy Corps is responding in Puerto Rico to help people affected by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck the island on January 7th. Nearly one million people are still without power, 250,000 don’t have access to clean water and thousands of families have damaged homes and are seeking temporary shelter.
Mercy Corps Applauds Bipartisan Agreement for Foreign Assistance
WASHINGTON, DC -- The global organization Mercy Corps applauds the U.S. Congress for reaching bipartisan agreement and passing the fiscal year 2020 spending bill. “Congress recognizes the urgency of U.S. leadership in confronting the global climate crisis and the rise of violent and deadly conflict. This Bill stands up for communities in need around the world, by supporting development efforts and by providing life-saving assistance,” says Beth deHamel, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Mercy Corps.
Congress Takes Bold Action to Prevent Global Violence by Passing the Global Fragility Act
Washington, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps applauds today’s historic bipartisan passage of the Global Fragility Act (as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020) by the 116th United States Congress, which establishes the first-ever comprehensive U.S. government approach to preventing global conflict and instability.
Mercy Corps at COP25 to highlight importance of helping communities in fragile states adapt to the climate crisis
MADRID, Spain – The global organization Mercy Corps is attending this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, to highlight the importance of helping communities around the world adapt to the climate crisis. COP25, taking place from 2 - 13 December, is the world’s leading climate summit and brings together world leaders, decision-making bodies and global organizations to find solutions for the climate challenge.
Mercy Corps signs up to the Dutch National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The global organization Mercy Corps has today signed the Dutch National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, which is dedicated to the enhancement of female participation and empowerment in conflict-affected societies.
Nigeria: Mercy Corps resumes vital humanitarian work in Northeast Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria - Mercy Corps welcomed the Nigerian Government’s decision to temporarily reopen Mercy Corps offices in northeast Nigeria on October 31, 2019, following their closure for more than one month. We have immediately resumed our humanitarian response programming in Borno and Yobe states, reaching up to 500,000 people directly with life-saving assistance. However, we remain gravely concerned about the temporary nature of this resumption and the continuous challenges of working in the northeast of the country.
Nigeria: Mercy Corps is Extremely Concerned about Ongoing Closures in Northeast Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria — Today marks one month since Mercy Corps’ offices in Yobe and Borno states were closed by the Nigerian military. Our team remains extremely concerned about the significant and dire humanitarian consequences resulting from these closures. Yobe and Borno states are home to more than 2.6 million people and Mercy Corps, together with other humanitarian organizations, provide much needed assistance to communities affected by conflict.
South Sudan: Statement in Response to the Bipartisan Resolution in Support of South Sudan’s Peace Process and Transition to Democratic Rule
Mercy Corps welcomes the introduction of a bipartisan Senate Resolution (S. Res. 371) by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Todd Young (R-IN) in support of South Sudan’s peace process and efforts to transition to democratic rule.
Mercy Corps Announces Beth deHamel as Interim CEO
Portland, Ore. – The global organization Mercy Corps announced Beth deHamel as its interim Chief Executive Officer following the resignation of former CEO Neal Keny-Guyer last week. deHamel currently serves as Mercy Corps’ Chief Financial Officer.