Afghanistan, Somalia: Young people migrating to Europe to seek safety more than jobs
LONDON, UK. The lack of safety and security, not unemployment and poverty, is the main reason young people in Afghanistan and Somalia intend to leave their homes and migrate to Europe. This is according to a new report released today by global organization Mercy Corps and independent think tank, Samuel Hall.
Syria: Aid Agencies Call on World Powers to Avoid a Humanitarian Catastrophe in Idlib
Millions of civilians trapped in Idlib face the prospect of the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s seven-year war, should there be a major military escalation in the country’s North West. Eight leading aid agencies are calling on world leaders meeting Friday to urgently work together to avoid this horrific scenario.
Iraq: Mercy Corps Statement On Car Bomb Attack In Al Qaim, Iraq
"This latest attack is yet more evidence that the spectre of extremism still looms large over Iraq. From Al Qaim to Kirkuk, we are seeing signs of a resurgence that is hauntingly reminiscent of 2011. The idea that extremism has been defeated in Iraq is at best, wishful thinking. Military victories won’t save young people from the risk of being radicalized; we still need to pull extremism out by the root.
Palestine (West Bank/Gaza): Mercy Corps Statement on U.S. Funding Cuts to the Palestinian People
Statement from Andy Dwonch, Mercy Corps Mission Director for Palestine "Mercy Corps is alarmed by the announcement that the U.S. Administration is cutting life-saving programs that benefit Palestinian civilians living in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.S. Administration’s decision will deepen the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, where 7 out of 10 people already rely on emergency aid, 95 percent of water is contaminated and unemployment is over 70 percent for young people.
Mercy Corps applauds introduction of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act
WASHINGTON – The global organization Mercy Corps applauds yesterday’s introduction of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018 (S.3368) by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Todd Young (R-IN) in the United States Senate. This bipartisan, landmark legislation directs the creation of a U.S. government-wide strategy to prevent and reduce violent conflict. The bill (H.R. 5273) was previously introduced in the U.S.
Bangladesh: Fear and Suffering Remain, One Year Into Rohingya Crisis
DHAKA, Bangladesh—A year into the Rohingya crisis, the humanitarian response remains woefully underfunded and young refugees in particular still struggle to cope with what they have seen and experienced.
Statement on the Passing of Kofi Annan
Rest in peace, Kofi. Your grace and humble greatness made the world better. You launched and led an international effort to eliminate poverty and hunger — known as the Millennium Development Goals. May your spirit continue to call the human family to a higher place — where unity, cooperation, and peace prevail.
DR Congo: Mercy Corps Joins Efforts To Prevent Spread Of Ebola In DRC
Global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its existing humanitarian response in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to help prevent the spread of Ebola. The tenth outbreak of the disease in the country has already killed 39 people.
Yemen: Mercy Corps Statement On Yemen Attacks: 'Who Is Going To Speak Up For The Innocent Children?'
Media are reporting that a coalition airstrike has struck a school bus and market in Saada province. The International Committee of the Red Cross has confirmed that an ICRC-supported hospital received many dead and wounded after the attack. Commenting on the reports, Omer Omer, Mercy Corps' acting Country Director in Yemen said: "It is hard to imagine this conflict could become any more depraved, but today we have been proved wrong.
Mercy Corps Names Adrienne Karecki Chief Development & Marketing Officer
PORTLAND, Ore. – The global organization Mercy Corps has appointed Adrienne Karecki to the position of Chief Development & Marketing Officer effective August 1, 2018. Karecki will head the Resource Development department and oversee its fundraising and strategic communications outreach. Her team includes several dozen gift officers, web developers, marketers and media relations strategists. Karecki will report directly to Mercy Corps Chief Executive Officer, Neal Keny-Guyer.