Mercy Corps: UN’s Global Compact On Refugees Must Address Needs Of Young People
London, UK – The global organization Mercy Corps urges the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to consider the needs of young refugees as it develops its Global Compact on Refugees. Expected in 2018, the compact seeks to improve the international community’s response to large movements of refugees and to protracted refugee situations around the world.
Central African Republic: Joint Statement: Human Rights & Aid Groups Welcome UN Peacekeeper Boost For CAR
NEW YORK, NY - Today's unanimous decision by the UN Security Council to add a further 900 peacekeepers to the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) was welcomed by a group of 16 non-governmental organisations including Aegis Trust, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Mercy Corps, and Invisible Children. The situation in the country has been worsening in recent months, with fighting between rival militias forcing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee their homes, and rendering 2.4m in need of humanitarian assistance.
United States: Mercy Corps Recognizes U.S. Senators Merkley And Young With Humanitarian Hero Award
WASHINGTON, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps has recognized Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Appropriations Committees, and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, with its highest honor, the Humanitarian Hero Award.
Yemen: Statement By The Humanitarian Community In Yemen On The Complete Closure Of Yemen’s Borders
The humanitarian community in Yemen is greatly alarmed at the decision by the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) to closure all of Yemeni airports, seaports and land crossings which is preventing critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies from reaching the country and the movement of aid workers in and out of Yemen. The humanitarian situation in Yemen is extremely fragile and any disruption in the pipeline of critical supplies such as food, fuel and medicines has the potential to bring millions of people closer to starvation and death.
Somalia: Mercy Corps: Weak Rains And Twice As Many People On Brink Of Famine Spell Danger For Somalia
Mogadishu, Somalia –The global organization Mercy Corps warns that two years of disrupted weather patterns in Somalia is straining food and water resources as forecasts indicate that rains expected now will be inadequate for the fourth rainy season. With the country still reeling from its worst-ever terrorist attack, drought has become another deadly threat: almost 100,000 children are at risk of death and some 800,000 people are on the brink of famine. Mercy Corps calls for urgent humanitarian assistance to prevent another human catastrophe.
Syria: Mercy Corps Provides Urgent Assistance to Raqqa’s Civilians
Amman, Jordan – With the city of Raqqa in Syria retaken from ISIS, the global organization Mercy Corps warns that the humanitarian crisis will continue for months to come, and it is unlikely that people will return to the city in the near term.
United States: Mercy Corps Mounts Relief and Recovery Response in Puerto Rico
Following Hurricane Maria, Mercy Corps is mounting a response to support relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. We have deployed a team to Puerto Rico to see how we can help local organizations working to deliver humanitarian assistance and start rebuilding the communities ravaged by the hurricane.
Syria: Psychosocial Support Can Help Heal A Generation Of Youth Affected By Syria’s Crisis
Mercy Corps Pledges To Bring Financial Services To Over 1 Million Farmers, Among Other Ambitious Commitments
WASHINGTON DC – Alongside 20 leading humanitarian organizations at the USAID-organized gathering for Global Innovation Week, Mercy Corps on Thursday pledged the organization’s commitment to cutting-edge initiatives that will see results in the next three to four years.
Mercy Corps To Aid Organizations: Think Beyond The Household To Help Communities Recover From Disaster
PORTLAND, ORE. – After a flood or an earthquake, humanitarian responders focus first on meeting urgent and basic needs of families affected by disaster in order to save lives and provide immediate relief. But a new report from Mercy Corps shows some of the greatest impact in disaster recovery may come months and years later through support to local markets and financial institutions that these populations rely on most to cope and recover.