Mercy Corps Northwest Welcomes Lynn Renken As Interim Executive Director
Portland, Ore. – The board of directors of Mercy Corps Northwest has appointed Lynn Renken to lead the agency as interim executive director. Renken brings 20 years of experience to the role, including leadership roles for Mercy Corps in Kenya, Indonesia and most recently in Portland as Mercy Corps’ Senior Youth and Adolescent Girl Advisor.
Afghanistan: NGO-Community Afghanistan Calls For Action To Ensure The Protection Of Aid Workers Following The Attack On Non-Governmental Organizations In Jalalabad
(KABUL, AFGHANISTAN) – We, the 67 undersigned National and International Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), members of Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR), condemn in the strongest terms the atrocious attack on NGO offices in Jalalabad (Nangarhar) on Wednesday 24 January. It has been reported that there is a loss of at least 7 lives, more than 31 people injured, including five children. We would like to pass our condolences to the families of the victims of this atrocious attack.
United States: Walmart and The Miami Foundation Award Mercy Corps Nearly $5 Million in Support of Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief and Recovery Efforts
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – January 22, 2018 – Walmart and The Miami Foundation announced $4.9 million in grants to Mercy Corps to support Puerto Rico relief and recovery efforts in the continued aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Mercy Corps: Three Tips for Holiday Giving
Portland, Ore. — With just six days left for Americans to take advantage of a charitable tax deduction for 2017, Mercy Corps wants all donors and friends to know whom they are supporting when they donate, and to think about how best their gift will be used. “We want people to consider their charitable gift an investment in a brighter future and a better world, not simply a donation,” says Graham Craft, Interim Chief Development and Marketing Officer at Mercy Corps. “Supporters should take the time to understand where their gift will have the greatest impact.”
United States: Mercy Corps Delivers Emergency Cash, Food And Supplies To Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps has taken a multi-pronged approach to support relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Syria: NGOs Call For A De-Escalation Of Violence And An Increase In Access In Eastern Ghouta
A group of leading NGOs expresses grave concern about the plight of civilians in Eastern Ghouta, where violence has escalated in recent weeks, and Syrians are experiencing a severe lack of food, medical, and other supplies. We are calling on parties to the conflict to deescalate violence and urgently increase access for humanitarian purposes.
South Sudan: Four Years Of War In South Sudan Leaves Seven Million In Need
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – On the fourth anniversary of the start of the conflict in South Sudan, Mercy Corps is calling for an immediate cease-fire, which the global organization says is urgently needed to save lives in the country. In four short years, four million civilians out of a population of 12 million have been forced to flee their homes, with 2.1 million made refugees in other countries in what is now Africa’s largest refugee crisis.
Nigeria: Mercy Corps: Improving Access To Agricultural Inputs And Financial Services Can Boost Early Recovery In Northeast Nigeria
ABUJA, NIGERIA – A lack of access to both capital and basic agricultural supplies has created a major barrier to economic recovery in Northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, but humanitarian and development organizations can help residents develop alternatives to boost farming and incomes in the region, a new Mercy Corps-led assessment shows.
Mercy Corps Receives Mother Teresa Award
PORTLAND, ORE. – The global organization Mercy Corps is honored to receive the 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice from the Harmony Foundation. The organization bestows the award annually to honor groups or individuals for their humanitarian efforts. Now in its 13th year, previous recipients of the prestigious award include Nobel laureates Malala Yousafzai and His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama; current Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo; and the aid group Doctors Without Borders.
Yemen: Mercy Corps Calls For Cease-Fire In Yemen To End Catastrophic Humanitarian Crisis
SANAA, YEMEN – Civilians are facing dire conditions in Sanaa as fighting there continues to escalate, movement is restricted and access to necessities and services eliminated. In light of these life-threatening conditions, the global organization Mercy Corps calls on parties to the conflict to bring an immediate end to violence and suffering and to prioritize humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen.