China: Mercy Corps welcomes President of China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation to board of directors
PORTLAND, Ore. – He Daofeng, longtime entrepreneur and president of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), has been elected to the board of directors of Mercy Corps, the leading global humanitarian organization. As longstanding global partners, the China Foundation and Mercy Corps have collaborated on microfinance programs in China and mounted emergency responses after the 2008 and 2013 China earthquakes.
Syria: Mercy Corps: Syrian conflict enters fourth year, still no end in sight
Portland, Ore. – As the Syrian conflict enters its fourth year, well over 100,000 lives have been lost and nearly 10 million people driven from their homes.
Jordan, Syria: Mercy Corps: Jordan’s aging pipes lose enough water for 2.6 million people
Washington, DC – Syrian refugees are placing acute new pressures on the water resources of Jordan, which already faces a water crisis due to declining supplies and out-of-date infrastructure.
Mercy Corps dismayed by deep cuts in humanitarian budget for 2015
Washington, DC – The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps is expressing deep dismay with the Obama administration’s proposed FY2015 budget, which slashes humanitarian assistance by 25 percent, well below the appropriation Congress provided in the FY2014 omnibus spending bill passed in January.
Central African Republic, South Sudan: Humanitarian community appeals to Administration to fulfill diplomatic obligations
In light of increasing violence and security challenges in South Sudan as well as Central African Republic (CAR), Mercy Corps and over two dozen other humanitarian organizations issued a joint appeal to Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Director of Office of Management and Budget Sylvia M. Burwell in advance of President Obama’s FY15 Budget request to Congress.
Farm bill’s international food-aid reforms boost resilience of vulnerable communities
Washington, DC – Mercy Corps applauds the farm bill conferees, particularly the leaders of the Senate and House agriculture committees, for their hard work in ensuring the bill advances important reforms that improve the efficiency of international food-aid programs and invest in building resilience – the ability of communities to cope, adapt and rebound after shocks such as drought and famine.
South Sudan: NGOs welcome ceasefire agreement in South Sudan, reaffirm their commitment to help all populations in need of assistance
Fifty-five major humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in South Sudan have expressed their deep concern about the current humanitarian situation in the country and reaffirmed their commitment to help all civilian populations in need of assistance.
Philippines: BPI Globe BanKO and Mercy Corps Launch Mobile-Based Economic Recovery Initiative for Philippine Typhoon Survivors
Cebu City, Philippines – BPI Globe BanKO, the Philippines’ first mobile-based, microfinance-focused bank, and the global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps have launched a comprehensive program to support the economic recovery of 25,000 typhoon-affected households in Western, Central and Eastern Visayas regions, which were some of the hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
Mercy Corps Applauds U.S. Humanitarian Funding Levels for 2014
Washington, DC – The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps applauds the strong bipartisan leadership of the congressional appropriations committees for responding to urgent humanitarian needs around the globe and prioritizing assistance in the 2014 omnibus spending bill unveiled on Monday.
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Mercy Corps: Syria crisis needs smarter long-term investments
Washington, DC – As the third anniversary of the start of the Syria crisis approaches, the unprecedented humanitarian needs require full funding of the United Nations $6.5 billion appeal, including $4.2 billion for the refugee response. However, in a new policy report, the global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps is also urging a long overdue shift in the global community’s response to the crisis.