Yemen: Mercy Corps Statement On Calls For Yemen Peace Talks
Following U.S. Sec. of State Pompeo's call for a ceasefire in Yemen, our Country Director Abdikadir Mohamud made the following statement:
Mali: NGOs Call For Response To Insecurity In Menaka
BAMAKO, Mali – We, the international NGOs working in Menaka, would like to bring attention to the persistence of insecurity in the city of Menaka, which impacts both the area’s population as well as NGO staff. Since the beginning of 2018, at least 28 incidents have targeted NGO staff in the Menaka region, making it one of the most dangerous areas for us to work in Mali.
United States: Mercy Corps Calls For The Protection Of Rights Of Migrants In The Central American Caravan
WASHINGTON – The global organization Mercy Corps urges the governments of Mexico, Guatemala and the United States to protect the estimated 7,000 Honduran migrants traveling in a caravan through Guatemala and Mexico toward the United States, in line with key principles of international human rights.
Colombia: Mercy Corps Expands Colombia Border Response To Venezuela Crisis
RIOHACHA, Colombia — The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its operations near Colombia’s border with Venezuela to meet the urgent needs of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, returning Colombians and Colombians affected by Venezuelan migration. According to Colombian authorities, more than 1 million people have fled Venezuela for Colombia since 2016, including 250,000 returning Colombians and more than 800,000 Venezuelans.
Mercy Corps Announces New Chair For European Board Of Directors
EDINBURGH, UK – Mercy Corps announced today that Dr. Nick Blazquez will take over as Chair of its European Board, effective Oct. 22. He replaces Tom Murray, who will remain as a Director of the Board.
Mercy Corps Adds Vijaya Gadde To Board Of Directors
PORTLAND, Ore—Mercy Corps is pleased to announce that Vijaya Gadde is joining the global organization’s board of directors. Ms. Gadde currently serves as Twitter’s chief legal officer, overseeing the company’s legal, public policy, compliance, and trust and safety teams. In this role, Ms. Gadde helps protect Twitter users’ online safety and allows the platform to remain a vibrant forum for the discussion of information and ideas.
Syria: Aid Groups Fear For Civilians In Idlib As Ceasefire Deal Deadline Looms
Beirut – Four international aid agencies working in Syria’s north-west region of Idlib have warned of dire consequences for millions of civilians if the Russia-Turkey deal, due to be implemented by October 15, doesn’t result in a sustained reduction of violence in this overcrowded province.
United States: Mercy Corps: Climate Change is the Ultimate ‘Threat Multiplier’
WASHINGTON—The global organization Mercy Corps urges governments, businesses and civil society to take urgent steps to stay below 1.5 degrees C of global warming or face catastrophic suffering around the world, especially among the world’s most vulnerable people.
DR Congo: Mercy Corps: Increasing Violence In DRC Threatens Efforts Against Ebola
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo – The global organization Mercy Corps warns that increasing insecurity in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo poses a serious threat to current efforts against Ebola there. The province is the epicenter of the current Ebola outbreak and as of October 2, there were 162 cases of Ebola in DRC. Complicating matters, some 120 armed groups are fighting in the region.
Indonesia: Mercy Corps Prepares Emergency Response to Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami
PALU, Indonesia – The global organization Mercy Corps is preparing an emergency response following the 7.4 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, last week. According to the latest reports, more than 1,500 people have been killed and tens of thousands are displaced from their homes.