Colombia: Mercy Corps Responds to Landslides in Putumayo, Colombia
Following last week’s devastating landslides in Colombia, the global organization Mercy Corps is responding to meet urgent needs and help people recover in Mocoa, in the department of Putumayo. We will distribute more than 19,000 water purifiers to ensure families have access to clean water, as well as cash so that people can purchase home and kitchen items and other essential supplies.
Syria: Mercy Corps Statement On Alleged Chemical Attack In Idlib, Syria
AMMAN, JORDAN – The global organization Mercy Corps is horrified by reports of a suspected chemical attack today in Idlib, Syria, which killed dozens and injured scores more. Ironically, just a few weeks ago the United Nations Security Council failed to adopt a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on parties using chemical weapons.
Colombia: Colombia Mudslides: Mercy Corps Reports From Mocoa
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – The global organization Mercy Corps has a team on the ground in the city of Mocoa, the capital of the department of Putumayo, following devastating mudslides that leveled homes and destroyed highways. According to news reports, more than 250 people were killed and scores more are missing and left homeless.
Kenya: Mercy Corps Statement On Security Incident In Kenya
NAIROBI, KENYA – On March 30, a Mercy Corps team member was severely injured when the vehicle he and two other team members were using was attacked near the border of West Pokot and Turkana Counties in northern Kenya. "Ironically, the team was returning from community meetings on violence prevention," says Lynn Renken, Mercy Corps Country Director in Kenya. "We remain committed to helping Kenyan communities resolve conflict peacefully and sustain the peace and security in their communities."
Testimony Of Michael Bowers To House Committee On Foreign Affairs
Michael Bowers, Vice President of Humanitarian Leadership and Response at Mercy Corps testified to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing on "East Africa's Quiet Famine" March 28, 2017.
Mercy Corps: Threat Of Famine Across The Globe Highest In Decades
WASHINGTON, DC – Adoption of President Trump’s proposed cuts to the FY2017 and FY2018 budgets could lead to tragedy and crisis for millions of vulnerable people across the Horn of Africa and beyond, the global organization Mercy Corps testifies today at a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on “East Africa’s Quiet Famine.”
Mercy Corps: Slashing Foreign Aid Is Reckless, Dangerous And Irresponsible
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress considers President Trump’s FY2018 budget request, the global organization Mercy Corps strongly urges lawmakers to reject cuts of approximately 30 percent to foreign assistance. If Congress reduces humanitarian funding to the President’s requested level, lifesaving assistance to tens of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people could end.
Syria: Prepared Oral Testimony Of Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer at Mercy Corps, testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on “Six Years of War in Syria: The Human Cost” on March 15, 2017.
Syria: Mercy Corps To Congress: Only Durable Peace Will Lift Obstacles To Lifesaving Aid In Syria
WASHINGTON, DC – Political leaders must resolutely push for a durable peace in Syria in the face of mounting humanitarian challenges, urges Neal Keny-Guyer, chief executive officer of the global organization Mercy Corps Mercy Corps, at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing held as the conflict enters its seventh year.
Turkey: Mercy Corps Closes Operations in Turkey
ANKARA, TURKEY and PORTLAND, ORE. – The Turkish government has revoked Mercy Corps’ registration that allows us to operate in Turkey, forcing us to shut down our operations in Turkey, effective immediately. Our hearts are broken by this turn of events, which comes after five years of cooperation with the government of Turkey and other local partners.