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.
Cisco and Mercy Corps Join Together to Accelerate Digital Solutions to Tough Global Challenges
San Jose, Calif. and Portland, Ore. – Leading technology company Cisco and global organization Mercy Corps are embarking on a five-year, $10 million initiative to help deliver aid and development assistance faster, better and to more people around the world. Cisco and Mercy Corps plan to impact more than 11 million people through the integration of digital solutions into programs that help people survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.
Mercy Corps Names Former USAID Food For Peace Director Its Vice President For Technical Leadership
WASHINGTON, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps welcomes Dina Esposito, former Director of USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, as its new Vice President for Technical Leadership. In this role, Esposito will lead the Technical Support Unit and New Initiatives team supporting nearly 5,000 Mercy Corps team members working around the world to help people survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.
Mercy Corps Names Former U.S. State Department Senior Official To Public Policy Vice President
WASHINGTON, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps has appointed Dr. Dafna H. Rand, former Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary, to the position of Vice President for Policy and Research. Rand will lead Mercy Corps’ global policy and research teams, manage the organization’s research agenda, oversee U.S. government relations and engage with global institutions supporting humanitarian assistance, conflict prevention and other development issues.
United States: Mercy Corps Applauds Senate Panel For Defense Of Foreign Aid
Rejecting a proposed 30 percent reduction to foreign aid, the Senate Appropriations Committee on September 7 approved a $51 billion spending bill for the State Department and USAID, as well as robust funding levels for international assistance.
Mali: Mercy Corps: In Mali, Quest For Community Respect Drives Youth To Armed Groups
BAMAKO, MALI – In Mali, community support for armed groups and perceived government exclusion fuel youth participation in violence, according to a new report from the global organization Mercy Corps. In March 2017, Mali experienced its greatest number of violent incidents in more than four years as conflict deepens and a fragile 2015 peace agreement struggles to take hold.
United States: Mercy Corps Statement On Hurricane Harvey
Mercy Corps is proudly supporting Team Rubicon, a U.S. disaster response organization on the ground in Houston to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Six Team Rubicon water rescue teams have conducted more than 50 floodwater rescues so far, and hundreds of Team Rubicon veteran and civilian volunteers are expected to deploy to the region.
Central African Republic: Mercy Corps: Escalating Violence Cripples Humanitarian Operations In Central African Republic
(CORRECTED ON AUGUST 30, 2017) Bangui, Central African Republic – The global organization Mercy Corps reports that its team members have been struggling to access programming in the villages of Nièm and Yéléwa in Central African Republic as local armed groups have extended their area of influence and created extremely unsafe working environments for humanitarians – and even more dangerous conditions for the families living there. An estimated 30,000 people live in the two villages.
Yemen: Joint Statement On Closure Of Sana’a Airport: One Year Of Aggravated Suffering
SANA’A, YEMEN – International aid organizations in Yemen are calling on all actors to lift restrictions on Yemeni airspace and allow for the reopening of the country’s main airport, Sana’a International. The official closure of Sana’a airport, one-year ago today, effectively traps millions of Yemeni people and serves to prevent the free movement of commercial and humanitarian goods.
Central African Republic: Joint Letter: International Coalition of Aid Groups Raises Alarms on Deteriorating Security in Central African Republic
WASHINGTON, DC - Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State Dear Secretary Tillerson: