Palestine (West Bank/Gaza): Mercy Corps Statement on U.S. Funding Cuts to the Palestinian People
Statement from Andy Dwonch, Mercy Corps Mission Director for Palestine "Mercy Corps is alarmed by the announcement that the U.S. Administration is cutting life-saving programs that benefit Palestinian civilians living in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.S. Administration’s decision will deepen the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, where 7 out of 10 people already rely on emergency aid, 95 percent of water is contaminated and unemployment is over 70 percent for young people.
Mercy Corps applauds introduction of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act
WASHINGTON – The global organization Mercy Corps applauds yesterday’s introduction of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018 (S.3368) by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Todd Young (R-IN) in the United States Senate. This bipartisan, landmark legislation directs the creation of a U.S. government-wide strategy to prevent and reduce violent conflict. The bill (H.R. 5273) was previously introduced in the U.S.
Bangladesh: Fear and Suffering Remain, One Year Into Rohingya Crisis
DHAKA, Bangladesh—A year into the Rohingya crisis, the humanitarian response remains woefully underfunded and young refugees in particular still struggle to cope with what they have seen and experienced.
Statement on the Passing of Kofi Annan
Rest in peace, Kofi. Your grace and humble greatness made the world better. You launched and led an international effort to eliminate poverty and hunger — known as the Millennium Development Goals. May your spirit continue to call the human family to a higher place — where unity, cooperation, and peace prevail.
DR Congo: Mercy Corps Joins Efforts To Prevent Spread Of Ebola In DRC
Global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its existing humanitarian response in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to help prevent the spread of Ebola. The tenth outbreak of the disease in the country has already killed 39 people.
Yemen: Mercy Corps Statement On Yemen Attacks: 'Who Is Going To Speak Up For The Innocent Children?'
Media are reporting that a coalition airstrike has struck a school bus and market in Saada province. The International Committee of the Red Cross has confirmed that an ICRC-supported hospital received many dead and wounded after the attack. Commenting on the reports, Omer Omer, Mercy Corps' acting Country Director in Yemen said: "It is hard to imagine this conflict could become any more depraved, but today we have been proved wrong.
Mercy Corps Names Adrienne Karecki Chief Development & Marketing Officer
PORTLAND, Ore. – The global organization Mercy Corps has appointed Adrienne Karecki to the position of Chief Development & Marketing Officer effective August 1, 2018. Karecki will head the Resource Development department and oversee its fundraising and strategic communications outreach. Her team includes several dozen gift officers, web developers, marketers and media relations strategists. Karecki will report directly to Mercy Corps Chief Executive Officer, Neal Keny-Guyer.
Yemen: Mercy Corps Strongly Condemns Attacks on Hodeidah
SANA’A, Yemen—The global organization Mercy Corps strongly condemns last night’s attacks in Hodeidah that hit a fish market and the entrance to a local hospital. These incidents make it increasingly dangerous and difficult to help civilians caught in Yemen’s war.
Syria: Mercy Corps: Lack of Aid and Access Threatens Hundreds of Thousands Displaced in Southern Syria
AMMAN, JORDAN – The humanitarian situation in parts of southern Syria is worsening, reports the global organization Mercy Corps, with supplies difficult to obtain and security constraints preventing aid workers from reaching trapped civilians.
Syria: Mercy Corps Warns of Escalating Humanitarian Crisis in Southern Syria
AMMAN, JORDAN – The global organization Mercy Corps is deeply concerned about the escalating humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern Syria, as civilians continue to flee the violence and are unable to access life-saving essentials. “The number of people fleeing this latest offensive has more than tripled in the past few days,” says Arnaud Quemin, Mercy Corps Country Director for Syria. “People are fleeing with whatever few items they can carry -- or nothing at all.”