Libya's Shadow Economy Is a Growing Threat, Says Mercy Corps
PORTLAND, ORE. – A dangerous black market is growing across Libya that disproportionately affects an already vulnerable population and threatens to further destabilize the fragile economy. That’s according to a new report out from the global organization Mercy Corps. “A shadow economy is corroding Libya and becoming increasingly intractable,” says Giovanni Sciolto, Mercy Corps’ team leader in Libya. “It’s potential to jeopardize the overall health of Libya should not be underestimated.”
Report: Libya's Shadow Economy
A new Mercy Corps report describes the shadow economy that is crippling Libya's most vulnerable people.
Greece: Mercy Corps Investigates Allegation Of Misconduct
PORTLAND, ORE. – Mercy Corps is investigating an allegation of serious misconduct by two of our employees in Greece after receiving a call through our complaint hotline. We are taking this situation very seriously and have reported the allegation to Greek authorities as well as to the funders of our program.
Yemen: Civil Society Organisations Call On UN Security Council To Take Action To Save Lives In Yemen
Twenty-two international and Yemeni humanitarian and human rights organisations, including Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee and Oxfam, today called on members of the UN Security Council – in particular the United Kingdom – to end its year-long inaction on Yemen, and move decisively to end what is now the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. "The Security Council can and must do more to protect civilians from the horrors of cholera, hunger and indiscriminate attacks by all parties to the conflict," the organisations said.
Mercy Corps: Administration’s Foreign Aid Budget Is Indefensible
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The global organization Mercy Corps urges Congress to reject significant cuts to foreign assistance in the administration’s FY18 budget request. The budget proposes the complete elimination of Food for Peace (FFP) Title II and slashes humanitarian funding for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) nearly in half.
Joint Statement Urging Congress to Protect Foreign Aid in FY18
Mercy Corps and other leading global organizations respond to the administration’s proposed FY18 budget cuts to lifesaving foreign assistance. The full budget is expected to be released May 23, 2017.
Somalia: London Somalia Conference: Violence And Hunger Inextricable, Says Mercy Corps
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – The global organization Mercy Corps calls on international partners to use the London Somalia Conference to redouble efforts to confront the twin threats of drought and violence in Somalia at this crucial moment.
Mercy Corps Applauds Lifesaving Congressional Action in FY17 Omnibus
WASHINGTON, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps applauds the U.S. Congress for allocating $990 million in additional funding for emergency humanitarian assistance in the FY17 Omnibus Appropriations bill. Twenty million people face starvation as famine looms across Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia and South Sudan, including 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death.
Mercy Corps Earns Top Honors In The 2017 Harris Poll Equitrend® Brand Survey
PORTLAND, ORE. – In its annual study of more than 4,000 brands across more than 500 categories, the Harris Poll has recognized Mercy Corps as the 2017 EquiTrend® “Brand of the Year” and “Most Loved Brand” in the category of International Aid Nonprofits. This recognition comes from both cultivating outstanding brand equity and creating a brand that people love.
Iraq: Mercy Corps Conducts First Cash Aid Distribution in Mosul, Iraq
Erbil, Iraq – The global organization Mercy Corps has begun providing civilians in the eastern half of Mosul with cash assistance, the first international aid organization to do so. The government of Iraq estimates that military operations in Mosul have led more than 362,000 people to flee their homes.