Mercy Corps Readies For 2018 Hurricane Season
PORTLAND, Ore.—The scars of last year’s Atlantic hurricane season are still fresh but Mercy Corps has put people and plans in place for the start of the 2018 season, with a focus on promoting preparedness in at-risk locations such as Haiti and Puerto Rico. “Millions in the Caribbean and U.S. coastal areas are still recovering from last year’s devastating storm season,” says Javier Alvarez, director of Mercy Corps’ Strategic Response and Global Emergencies Unit. “People remain at greater risk because their resources have already been used up."
Somalia: Mercy Corps: Youth Development Programs In Somalia Could Halve Support For Violent Groups
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - New research from the global organization Mercy Corps reveals that young people in conflict-affected areas of Somalia who have access to secondary education are almost half as likely– 48 percent – to support violent groups than those not in school. When structured community-engagement opportunities complement access to education, they are nearly 65 percent less likely to support violence.
Bangladesh: Mercy Corps Responds To Early Monsoons, Funding Shortfalls For Rohingya And Bangladeshis
DHAKA, Bangladesh—In response to the start of Bangladesh’s monsoon season and the first heavy rains, the global organization Mercy Corps is helping Rohingya people from Myanmar and Bangladeshis in host communities in Cox’s Bazar access clean water and reinforce their shelters against mudslides and flooding.
Colombia: Mercy Corps Prepares Emergency Response To Assist Venezuelans Fleeing To Colombia
RIOHACHA, COLOMBIA – The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its Colombia operations to meet the urgent needs of Venezuelans seeking refuge and opportunity in Colombia, which is hosting more than 600,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants. The organization will initially provide vouchers to Venezuelans who have arrived in the department of La Guajira so that they can purchase food, medicine and other essential supplies.
DR Congo: Mercy Corps Doubles its Humanitarian Response in DR Congo
GOMA, DR Congo – Since the beginning of 2018, the global organization Mercy Corps has doubled its humanitarian response in the Democratic Republic of Congo and plans to help more than half a million Congolese over the next year, making it one of the largest organizations working in the country.
Nepal: Mercy Corps: Cautious Optimism Felt In Nepal Three Years After Earthquake Gorkha
KATHMANDU, NEPAL – Since the massive April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the global organization Mercy Corps has continued long-term re
Syria: Joint NGO Statement on the Conclusion of International Conference on Syria Crisis
As the 6th international conference on the Syria crisis concluded this Wednesday, nine international organisations welcomed the commitments that were made by attendees, and noted the following in reaction to its outcomes: On aid: Though the crisis is now in its eighth year, the unmet and growing needs of millions of men, women and children mean that donor countries cannot show any sign of fatigue. This conference did not go nearly far enough to provide adequate support to the millions of Syrians in need of assistance and who are left facing an uncertain future.
Yemen: International Organisations in Yemen Aggrieved and Outraged by Attacks on Civilians
Following more indefensible attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure this week, international nongovernment organisations in Yemen strongly condemn an upsurge in violence across the country that is having gross and disproportionate impact on civilian safety, infrastructure and humanitarian space.
Mercy Corps: Drastic Consequences Of Climate Change On Fragile Populations Can Be Ignored No Longer
WASHINGTON, DC -- Mercy Corps reaffirms its commitment to addressing climate change by helping vulnerable communities all over the world strengthen their resilience against increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events.
Syria: Mercy Corps: Recent Developments Signal Frightening Future For Civilians In Syria
AMMAN, JORDAN – The global organization Mercy Corps is alarmed by the latest events in Syria and fears for the safety and well-being of Syrians who continue to be affected by the conflict. The reported chemical weapon attack, continued bombardment of schools and homes, and military air strikes are likely indicators for what is yet to come in other parts of Syria, the aid organization warns.