Yemen: Mercy Corps: Measure Of Yemen Agreement Will Be In Action, Not Words
Commenting on the announcement, Abdikadir Mohamud, Mercy Corps Country Director in Yemen said: “While we are hopeful that the ceasefire agreement regarding the Hodeidah port will benefit the Yemeni people, this is just a first step. “The measure of the agreement will be taken in action on the ground, not words in a conference room. We need lifesaving supplies to reach the millions of people in need, and we need safe passage for the humanitarians who will distribute them.
United States: Mercy Corps: Farm Bill Passage A Welcome Step In Protecting World’s Vulnerable People From Hunger
WASHINGTON — Following the passage of the Farm Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives today, Mercy Corps Vice President for Technical Leadership Dina Esposito issued the following statement:
South Sudan: Insecurity and access constraints continue to threaten lives in South Sudan
Following the signing of the peace agreement in September, there is some cause for optimism following five years of war in South Sudan. Though we cannot afford to be cynical about peace - too many lives depend on it - we must be realistic. Implementing the peace agreement and maintaining peace in a country that has known only war will be the bigger challenge for many, many years to come.
Yemen: Mercy Corps: War and Economic Collapse Drive Worsening Hunger Crisis in Yemen
SANA'A, Yemen – Amid a three-and-a-half-year-old conflict in their country, Yemenis are starving to death, driven not by lack of food but by policies by parties to the conflict that have led to an economic collapse, says the global organization Mercy Corps.
Open Letter to the G20: ‘We, not They’
We write to you as a group not without our differences. We are from different countries, religions and professions. We include those who’ve served as cabinet ministers from both major UK parties, an international footballer, academics, diplomats, journalists and entrepreneurs. Although we are different, there is something we share: we reject the word ‘they’. Often we try to protect our children from offensive four-letter words. In today’s climate, we think ‘they’ might be the worst of them.
House of Representatives Vote Passing the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act Signals Bipartisan U.S. Commitment to Preventing Global Violence
WASHINGTON – Mercy Corps applauds yesterday's passage of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act
United States: Mercy Corps: Latest U.S. Climate Assessment Should Be a Call to Action
In response to the release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, Mercy Corps Vice President Dr. Dafna Rand issued the following statement:
Nigeria: Mercy Corps Already Observing Political Violence Ahead Of Nigeria’s Elections
ABUJA, Nigeria – The global organization Mercy Corps is already seeing outbreaks of violence in the lead-up to Nigeria’s elections for the presidency and National Assembly in February 2019. Warning signs foreshadowing continued unrest include the weak credibility of electoral institutions and intra-party disagreements. The proliferation of weapons is also worsening violence, particularly between farmers and herders in the Middle Belt region, and between criminal gangs across the country.
United States: Mercy Corps: United States Government Must Respect the Human Right to Seek Asylum
In response to changes in federal regulations that could limit the right of migrants to seek asylum in the United States, Mercy Corps is issuing the following statement, attributable to Dr. Dafna H. Rand, Vice President for Policy and Research:
Yemen: 35 Yemeni And International Organizations Call For An Immediate Cessation Of Hostilities In Yemen
PARIS, France – As humanitarian, human rights and peacebuilding organizations working on Yemen, we welcome tomorrow’s unprecedented coming together of legislators from across nations and parties for the first International Parliamentary Conference for Peace in Yemen to demand their governments work together to end the crisis. With 14 million men, women and children on the brink of famine – half the country’s population – there has never been a more urgent time to act.