Mercy Corps Calls on Next Secretary of State to Focus on Global Violence Reduction
WASHINGTON, DC – As a global organization dedicated to helping people survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities, Mercy Corps welcomes the opportunity to work with Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, to tackle some of the most complex challenges affecting the national security of the United States and stability worldwide.
Mercy Corps Welcomes Passage of Legislation to Better Address Drivers of Violence
WASHINGTON, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps applauds the U.S. Congress for including a provision in the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will enable the U.S. government to more effectively tackle drivers of violence and violent extremism.
India: Mercy Corps: Small Business Resilience Critical in Mitigating Disaster Like 2015 Chennai Floods
PORTLAND, ORE. – On the anniversary of devastating flooding in the city of Chennai, India, the global organization Mercy Corps has put forth a new report, Transforming Chennai, calling on the global urban development community to work with local governments and financial institutions to provide protections for small businesses in growing urban centers such as this one.
Somalia: Mercy Corps: Development Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence for Somali Youth
PORTLAND, ORE. – A multi-year Mercy Corps program demonstrates that the combination of education and civic engagement plays a critical role in disrupting the path toward violence for Somali youth. Critical Choices, an analysis of Mercy Corps’ Somali Youth Leaders Initiative, shines a light on a proven method to address underlying drivers of political violence, including violent extremism.
Yemen: Humanitarian Needs in Yemen “Vast and Deteriorating,” Says Mercy Corps
WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S. government must take immediate action to address the dire humanitarian crisis in Yemen, according to the global organization Mercy Corps.
Testimony of Michael Bowers to Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Michael Bowers, Vice President of Humanitarian Leadership and Response at Mercy Corps, provided a statement to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on Yemen on November 17, 2016.
Mercy Corps Executive Wins Distinguished National Marketing Award
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Dara Royer, Chief Development & Marketing Officer of the global organization Mercy Corps, has garnered the 2016 Officers Award from The CMO Club, a membership organization of senior marketing executives. The Officers Award recognizes recipients for “demonstrated leadership in leading the brand beyond the marketing department and leading the growth agenda for the company.”
Yemen: Mercy Corps: 72-hour Cease-Fire in Yemen Is not Enough
Sana’a, Yemen – The global organization Mercy Corps welcomes the current 72-hour cease-fire announced by the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, but cautions that this brief period is not sufficient for humanitarian organizations to significantly expand operations in order to meet dire needs.
Nigeria: Mercy Corps Expanding Relief Efforts to Address Destruction Left in Boko Haram’s Wake
ABUJA, NIGERIA – The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its assistance to people in areas of northeast Nigeria previously occupied by Boko Haram and will reach more than 15,000 families by the end of the year in communities within Damboa and other locations in south Borno.
Haiti: Mercy Corps Delivers Urgent Assistance in Haiti, Warns of Food Crisis
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Following Hurricane Matthew’s devastating rampage through Haiti, the global organization Mercy Corps is delivering urgently needed supplies to people in the hard-hit southern peninsula and preparing to help farmers and other affected communities recover as long-term food security threats loom. The United Nations now estimates that 750,000 people are in severe need of assistance across the country.