Ethiopia: Mercy Corps: Resilience Strategy Shows Promise for Drought-Ravaged Areas
PORTLAND, ORE. – A study by the global organization Mercy Corps in drought-affected Ethiopia shows long-term resilience interventions can help mitigate the worst effects of recurrent humanitarian crises. The promising findings are the result of a strategy to help rural communities survive and even thrive in severe drought conditions. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funds the Mercy Corps project.
Mercy Corps: We Will Not Stop Fighting For Refugees
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The executive order on refugees that was signed on January 27th by U.S. President Donald J. Trump goes against the United States’ long and proud history of welcoming families fleeing conflict and persecution. It was met with disappointment and alarm by Americans of all political backgrounds as well as by my organization, Mercy Corps.
Mercy Corps: The U.S. Must Continue To Welcome Refugees
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The global organization Mercy Corps is alarmed and deeply disappointed by an imminent executive order on refugees from U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and urges him not to sign it. Among the directives listed in a publicly available draft, the president would order an end to the Syrian refugee program, halt the broader U.S. refugee program for 120 days and suspend the issuance of visas for citizens from Syria, Iraq and a number of other Muslim-majority countries for 30 days.
Syria: Mercy Corps: The Peace Syria Needs
PORTLAND, ORE. – In these nearly six years of war Mercy Corps has helped millions of Syrians, both in their country and as refugees in foreign lands. Our team members and partners have sought out the most vulnerable men, women and children, and endeavored to meet their most urgent needs. As the years passed we have seen the number of people who need our help grow exponentially. There is one constant message we hear from the Syrians with whom we speak: Make the bombing stop. Silence the guns. Stop the shelling. Let my family find safety and peace.
Mercy Corps Urges President Trump to Focus on Effective Means to Reduce Violence and Conflict
PORTLAND, ORE. – Today, the United States begins a new chapter in its history as President Donald J. Trump takes office. The road ahead holds both promise and challenge, and Mercy Corps welcomes the opportunity to work with the new president and his administration to tackle some of the most vexing problems for U.S. and global safety and security.
Nigeria: Statement: Rann Air Attack Accident Regrettable, Call on Government to Step Up Efforts to Protect Civilians
The Nigeria International NGO Forum regrets the tragic accident that led to the death and injury of civilians and aid workers in a bombing of a camp by the Nigerian military on 17 January 2017 in Rann, Kala/Balge LGA, a newly accessible area in northeast of Nigeria. In the same vein, we commiserate with the people of Borno State and the affected families. It is unacceptable that vulnerable people who fled the horrors of war and are suffering from extreme levels of hunger and malnutrition were killed and injured in the very place that they thought they would be safe.
“Don’t Forget Us”: Study Highlights the Needs of Young Refugees and Migrants Stranded in Greece
GREECE - Refugees and migrants in Greece age 15 to 24 have an overwhelming interest in continuing their education, a desire to work and willingness to learn new skills, according to a new report by the global organisations Mercy Corps and Norwegian Refugee Council. The study – Don’t Forget Us – explores for the first time in Greece the needs and vulnerabilities of the estimated 18,000 young women and men stranded there.
Syria: Mercy Corps Hopeful After Syria Cease-Fire Announcement
PORTLAND, ORE. – We are hopeful that the apparent breakthrough in negotiations on Syria will pave the way to an end to this bloody conflict, which has engulfed the country for almost six years. Most important, a cease-fire now could allow for humanitarian access to the millions of innocent civilians across Syria who struggle to survive a seemingly endless war.
Syria: Mercy Corps: We Are Ready to Receive Aleppo Evacuees
PORTLAND, ORE. – For years, Mercy Corps’ team in Syria has courageously navigated battlefields to help alleviate the intense suffering of people trapped in the crossfire of this deadly conflict – no matter where they live. What we have witnessed in Syria over these nearly six years of war is shameful – and this week we are horrified to see more unrelenting, brutal violence.
Mercy Corps Calls on Next Secretary of State to Focus on Global Violence Reduction
WASHINGTON, DC – As a global organization dedicated to helping people survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities, Mercy Corps welcomes the opportunity to work with Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, to tackle some of the most complex challenges affecting the national security of the United States and stability worldwide.