Colombia: Mercy Corps Expands Colombia Border Response To Venezuela Crisis
RIOHACHA, Colombia — The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its operations near Colombia’s border with Venezuela to meet the urgent needs of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, returning Colombians and Colombians affected by Venezuelan migration. According to Colombian authorities, more than 1 million people have fled Venezuela for Colombia since 2016, including 250,000 returning Colombians and more than 800,000 Venezuelans.
Mercy Corps Announces New Chair For European Board Of Directors
EDINBURGH, UK – Mercy Corps announced today that Dr. Nick Blazquez will take over as Chair of its European Board, effective Oct. 22. He replaces Tom Murray, who will remain as a Director of the Board.
Mercy Corps Adds Vijaya Gadde To Board Of Directors
PORTLAND, Ore—Mercy Corps is pleased to announce that Vijaya Gadde is joining the global organization’s board of directors. Ms. Gadde currently serves as Twitter’s chief legal officer, overseeing the company’s legal, public policy, compliance, and trust and safety teams. In this role, Ms. Gadde helps protect Twitter users’ online safety and allows the platform to remain a vibrant forum for the discussion of information and ideas.
Syria: Aid Groups Fear For Civilians In Idlib As Ceasefire Deal Deadline Looms
Beirut – Four international aid agencies working in Syria’s north-west region of Idlib have warned of dire consequences for millions of civilians if the Russia-Turkey deal, due to be implemented by October 15, doesn’t result in a sustained reduction of violence in this overcrowded province.
United States: Mercy Corps: Climate Change is the Ultimate ‘Threat Multiplier’
WASHINGTON—The global organization Mercy Corps urges governments, businesses and civil society to take urgent steps to stay below 1.5 degrees C of global warming or face catastrophic suffering around the world, especially among the world’s most vulnerable people.
DR Congo: Mercy Corps: Increasing Violence In DRC Threatens Efforts Against Ebola
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo – The global organization Mercy Corps warns that increasing insecurity in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo poses a serious threat to current efforts against Ebola there. The province is the epicenter of the current Ebola outbreak and as of October 2, there were 162 cases of Ebola in DRC. Complicating matters, some 120 armed groups are fighting in the region.
Indonesia: Mercy Corps Prepares Emergency Response to Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami
PALU, Indonesia – The global organization Mercy Corps is preparing an emergency response following the 7.4 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, last week. According to the latest reports, more than 1,500 people have been killed and tens of thousands are displaced from their homes.
United States: Mercy Corps Applauds Global Food Security Reauthorization Act Passage
In response to the final passage of the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act (S.2269) by the House of Representatives on September 28, 2018, Mercy Corps issued the following statement from Dina Esposito, Vice President of Technical Leadership:
United States: Mercy Corps Supports Passage Of Global Fragility And Violence Reduction Act
Statement from Neal Keny-Guyer, Mercy Corps Chief Executive Officer: Mercy Corps commends the vote yesterday by the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee in support of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018 (H.R. 5273). This bipartisan legislation was introduced and sponsored by Representatives Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Paul Cook (R-Calif.), Bill Keating (D-Mass.), Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Ted Poe (R-Texas), and Adam Smith (D-Wash.) on March 15.
South Sudan: Mercy Corps Statement on U.N. OCHA High-Level Humanitarian Event on South Sudan
Good morning. On behalf of the global humanitarian and peacebuilding organization, Mercy Corps, I thank OCHA for organizing this discussion as well as the panelist, Angelina Nyajima for her powerful words. Her courage in addressing gender-based violence is a model to all of us.