Statement: Mercy Corps Responds To Calls To Reform Foreign Aid
Following renewed calls in the media for Britain to rethink its commitment to foreign aid, Simon O'Connell, Executive Director for Mercy Corps said: Recent coverage of foreign aid and the ensuing debate risks missing the crucial point that helping people overseas is deeply embedded within British society and central to the UK’s position on the world stage. In this inter-connected world, UK Aid provides lifesaving relief whilst helping people, communities and countries get back on their feet, rebuild and progress. This brings value and benefit to us all.
Mercy Corps’ Co-Founder Dan O’Neill To Retire
PORTLAND, ORE – Mercy Corps co-founder Dan O’Neill has announced plans to retire 39 years after the organization’s genesis. Originally founded as Save the Refugees Fund in response to the Cambodian war and genocide, Mercy Corps is now a leading global organization powered by its founders’ vision that a better world is possible.
DR Congo: Mercy Corps: More Resources and Redoubled Efforts Needed to End Ebola Epidemic in DRC
GOMA, DRC— Global organization Mercy Corps is deeply concerned about the inadequate international response to the growing Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has killed 392 Congolese out of almost 600 confirmed cases in the last six months. More direct funding for NGOs on the frontlines of the crisis is needed, with a focus on prevention and infection control through community engagement.
Mercy Corps Welcomes Progress At COP24, But World’s Poor Need More Help To Adapt To Climate Change And Avoid Losses
KATOWICE, Poland – Following the conclusion of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change talks, Mercy Corps’ Chief Executive Officer Neal Keny-Guyer issued the following statement:
Mercy Corps: Commends United Nations for Supporting Refugees
In response to the UN General Assembly endorsing the Global Compact on Refugees, Mercy Corps Chief Executive Officer Neal Keny-Guyer issued the following statement:
Mercy Corps Responds to Trump Administration's Africa Strategy
Commenting on the Trump Administration's new Africa strategy, unveiled by National Security Advisor John Bolton, Richmond Blake, Mercy Corps Director of Policy and Advocacy said:
Signpost Digital Initiative Reaches 1 Million People Across Three Continents
NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Ore. — Signpost, a partnership between the global humanitarian organizations Mercy Corps and the International Rescue Committee, has reached 1 million refugees, asylum seekers and crisis-affected communities with critical information across seven countries and three continents.
Yemen: Mercy Corps: Measure Of Yemen Agreement Will Be In Action, Not Words
Commenting on the announcement, Abdikadir Mohamud, Mercy Corps Country Director in Yemen said: “While we are hopeful that the ceasefire agreement regarding the Hodeidah port will benefit the Yemeni people, this is just a first step. “The measure of the agreement will be taken in action on the ground, not words in a conference room. We need lifesaving supplies to reach the millions of people in need, and we need safe passage for the humanitarians who will distribute them.
United States: Mercy Corps: Farm Bill Passage A Welcome Step In Protecting World’s Vulnerable People From Hunger
WASHINGTON — Following the passage of the Farm Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives today, Mercy Corps Vice President for Technical Leadership Dina Esposito issued the following statement:
South Sudan: Insecurity and access constraints continue to threaten lives in South Sudan
Following the signing of the peace agreement in September, there is some cause for optimism following five years of war in South Sudan. Though we cannot afford to be cynical about peace - too many lives depend on it - we must be realistic. Implementing the peace agreement and maintaining peace in a country that has known only war will be the bigger challenge for many, many years to come.