DR Congo: Mercy Corps Doubles its Humanitarian Response in DR Congo
GOMA, DR Congo – Since the beginning of 2018, the global organization Mercy Corps has doubled its humanitarian response in the Democratic Republic of Congo and plans to help more than half a million Congolese over the next year, making it one of the largest organizations working in the country.
Nepal: Mercy Corps: Cautious Optimism Felt In Nepal Three Years After Earthquake Gorkha
KATHMANDU, NEPAL – Since the massive April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the global organization Mercy Corps has continued long-term re
Syria: Joint NGO Statement on the Conclusion of International Conference on Syria Crisis
As the 6th international conference on the Syria crisis concluded this Wednesday, nine international organisations welcomed the commitments that were made by attendees, and noted the following in reaction to its outcomes: On aid: Though the crisis is now in its eighth year, the unmet and growing needs of millions of men, women and children mean that donor countries cannot show any sign of fatigue. This conference did not go nearly far enough to provide adequate support to the millions of Syrians in need of assistance and who are left facing an uncertain future.
Yemen: International Organisations in Yemen Aggrieved and Outraged by Attacks on Civilians
Following more indefensible attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure this week, international nongovernment organisations in Yemen strongly condemn an upsurge in violence across the country that is having gross and disproportionate impact on civilian safety, infrastructure and humanitarian space.
Mercy Corps: Drastic Consequences Of Climate Change On Fragile Populations Can Be Ignored No Longer
WASHINGTON, DC -- Mercy Corps reaffirms its commitment to addressing climate change by helping vulnerable communities all over the world strengthen their resilience against increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events.
Syria: Mercy Corps: Recent Developments Signal Frightening Future For Civilians In Syria
AMMAN, JORDAN – The global organization Mercy Corps is alarmed by the latest events in Syria and fears for the safety and well-being of Syrians who continue to be affected by the conflict. The reported chemical weapon attack, continued bombardment of schools and homes, and military air strikes are likely indicators for what is yet to come in other parts of Syria, the aid organization warns.
DR Congo: Funding crisis pushes millions of Congolese people to tipping point
A joint release by Mercy Corps and 19 other organisations working in DR Congo. Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a conference in Geneva today.
Somalia: Mercy Corps: Facing Famine Threat, Millions Of Somalis In Desperate Need
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Facing a crushing and continuing drought, Somalia needs urgent investment if it is to avoid another humanitarian crisis, warns the global organization Mercy Corps. The three-year drought blighting the country has claimed thousands of lives, displaced more than two million people and worsened the spread of cholera and measles outbreaks. Somalia narrowly avoided famine in 2017. Roughly a year after the declaration of a state of emergency by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, the country remains on the brink of a humanitarian disaster.
United States: Mercy Corps: Next US Secretary of State Must Prioritize Ending Conflict
As the U.S. Senate begins confirmation hearings for Mike Pompeo, the world is experiencing the worst violence in 25 years, imperiling U.S. national security, reversing development gains and causing record levels of population displacement. Confronting these rising trends in global conflict —and reversing them—is one of the most critical national security and development challenges of our time.
Yemen: Mercy Corps Urges Drastic Diplomatic Action After Three Years Of Conflict In Yemen
WASHINGTON, DC – As Yemen begins a fourth year of conflict, the global organization Mercy Corps warns that the situation’s humanitarian repercussions are staggering – and continue to worsen by the hour. More than 10,000 civilian men, women and children are dead. More than 22 million people need humanitarian aid, and 8.4 million are on the brink of famine. Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure continue unabated. According to the United Nations, a child under the age of five dies from preventable disease every 10 minutes.