Colombia: Mercy Corps: Continued Investment in Colombia Essential for Lasting Peace
BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA – Ahead of a national referendum on a historic peace agreement between the government of Colombia and the FARC that was signed today, the global organization Mercy Corps urges international donors to continue investing to support humanitarian relief efforts in Colombia. After fifty-two years of conflict there are 6.9 million Colombians internally displaced, the highest number in the world.
Syria: Mercy Corps Continues Aid Delivery In Syria Despite UN Suspension
Following the death of at least 12 aid workers in an air strike Monday on a United Nations/Red Crescent convoy, Mercy Corps confirms that it will continue to deliver lifesaving aid in the war-torn country.
Mercy Corps: Preventing Conflict is Key to Reducing Massive Civilian Displacement
Washington, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps calls on President Obama and other world leaders to take bold action against one of the world’s most intractable challenges: the largest-scale displacement of people since World War II. “Simply put, lifesaving, short-term aid is not enough,” says Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps. “The time is now for President Obama to exert his political muscle to break cycles of violence, alleviate suffering and allow refugees to live productive, dignified lives.”
Syria: Syria Cessation of Hostilities: Mercy Corps Ready to Get Assistance into Aleppo
Gaziantep, Turkey – Mercy Corps is hopeful that the Syria cessation of hostilities agreement which is set to begin at sunset tonight will result in a window of opportunity to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid. With each day that passes, the volume of supplies needed in Aleppo continues to grow.
Mercy Corps Tech Accelerator in Gaza Realizes Unprecedented Success
GAZA – Best friends Mohammed Al Madhoun and Osayd Madi faced many challenges in pursuing their dream to become successful game designers, but with the support of tech accelerator Gaza Sky Geeks – run by the global organization Mercy Corps – the pair invented a game that was downloaded over half a million times in less than one month.
Nigeria: Mercy Corps: Financial Assistance from Boko Haram Often Seen as Only Viable Option for Business Growth
PORTLAND, ORE. – New research by the global organization Mercy Corps finds that for many community members in northeast Nigeria, financial assistance provided by Boko Haram was viewed as the only viable path to business growth. A new report details how Boko Haram used financial support for recruitment and to improve the group’s financial standing and build community support.
Mercy Corps Urges Congress to Allocate Lifesaving Funds in FY2017 Budget
WASHINGTON, DC – With 65 million people displaced from their homes, more than at any other time in recorded history, the global organization Mercy Corps and 33 other international agencies implore the United States Congress to commit sufficient resources to meet these vast and dire humanitarian needs through increased funding in the FY2017 appropriations bill or through an emergency funding bill.
Syria: InterAction FY17 Emergency Aid Appeal
Mercy Corps and 33 other international agencies submitted a statement to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations urging the United States Congress to commit sufficient resources to meet vast and dire humanitarian needs through increased funding in the FY2017 appropriations bill or through an emergency funding bill.
Iraq: Mercy Corps: Massive Civilian Displacement Underway in Iraq
Baghdad, Iraq – Some 70,000 people have fled fighting in central Iraq in search of safety, according to the global organization Mercy Corps. The massive movement of civilians comes as forces advance on the city of Mosul, an ISIS stronghold.
Nigeria: Mercy Corps: Starvation and Dire Unmet Needs Revealed as Boko Haram Loses Ground in Nigeria
As aid organizations in northeast Nigeria gain access to areas previously under Boko Haram control, alarming suffering, need and devastation is becoming increasingly evident. An estimated 2.5 million need lifesaving aid.