DR Congo: Funding crisis pushes millions of Congolese people to tipping point
A joint release by Mercy Corps and 19 other organisations working in DR Congo. Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a conference in Geneva today.
Somalia: Mercy Corps: Facing Famine Threat, Millions Of Somalis In Desperate Need
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Facing a crushing and continuing drought, Somalia needs urgent investment if it is to avoid another humanitarian crisis, warns the global organization Mercy Corps. The three-year drought blighting the country has claimed thousands of lives, displaced more than two million people and worsened the spread of cholera and measles outbreaks. Somalia narrowly avoided famine in 2017. Roughly a year after the declaration of a state of emergency by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, the country remains on the brink of a humanitarian disaster.
United States: Mercy Corps: Next US Secretary of State Must Prioritize Ending Conflict
As the U.S. Senate begins confirmation hearings for Mike Pompeo, the world is experiencing the worst violence in 25 years, imperiling U.S. national security, reversing development gains and causing record levels of population displacement. Confronting these rising trends in global conflict —and reversing them—is one of the most critical national security and development challenges of our time.
Yemen: Mercy Corps Urges Drastic Diplomatic Action After Three Years Of Conflict In Yemen
WASHINGTON, DC – As Yemen begins a fourth year of conflict, the global organization Mercy Corps warns that the situation’s humanitarian repercussions are staggering – and continue to worsen by the hour. More than 10,000 civilian men, women and children are dead. More than 22 million people need humanitarian aid, and 8.4 million are on the brink of famine. Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure continue unabated. According to the United Nations, a child under the age of five dies from preventable disease every 10 minutes.
Mercy Corps And Atma Connect Join Forces To Build Community Resilience With New Digital Solutions
The global organization Mercy Corps and nonprofit technology company Atma Connect are embarking on a new partnership to integrate mobile technology into humanitarian response and development programs. The partnership aims to help vulnerable communities become better equipped to withstand crises and manage ongoing challenges in the face of increasing conflict, displacement, urbanization and climate change.
United States: Mercy Corps: Puerto Rico’s Recovery Still Uncertain Six Months After Maria
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – As Puerto Rico marks six months since Hurricane Maria made landfall, the global organization Mercy Corps and its partners continue to work towards a full recovery for the U.S. territory. While around 90 percent of Puerto Rico’s electricity subscribers have had their power restored, thousands of vulnerable people, especially in rural areas, are still without it.
International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Google, Microsoft, Cisco and TripAdvisor Expand One-Stop Informational Portal for Refugees Under The Newly Formed Global Platform, Signpost
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Building on the success and necessity of the informational site Refugee Info, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps, alongside global partner PeaceGeeks and with support from Google, Cisco, Microsoft and TripAdvisor, announced today the expansion of the Europe-based Refugee Info to Italy, and the launch of new sites in Jordan and El Salvador.
United States: Mercy Corps Applauds Introduction Of The Global Fragility And Violence Reduction Act Of 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps applauds the introduction of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018 by Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ted Poe (R-TX), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Adam Smith (D-WA), Bill Keating (D-MA) and Paul Cook (R-CA) in the United States Congress. This landmark legislation directs the creation of a U.S. government-wide strategy to reduce global levels of violence by reforming the government’s approach to addressing root causes of violent conflict in 10 countries over 10 years.
United States: Ahead of Secretary Tillerson’s Budget Testimony, Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Release New Data Showing the Devastating Human Costs of Proposed Administration Cuts to Foreign Assistance
Washington, DC - As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on the administration’s budget, a leading group of humanitarian, development and global health organizations are releasing new data that shows just how devastating these proposed cuts to the United States’ foreign aid budget would be to millions of people in the poorest countries. The analysis finds that under the proposed budget:
Syria: Mercy Corps: Conditions In Eastern Ghouta Worsen By The Day
Amman, Jordan – Conditions for civilians in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region continue to deteriorate, according to the global organization Mercy Corps. Through its local partners in the Damascus suburb, Mercy Corps has reached thousands of people with clean water, food and other essential supplies since mid-February when the violence escalated again.