Somalia: Mercy Corps: Development Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence for Somali Youth
PORTLAND, ORE. – A multi-year Mercy Corps program demonstrates that the combination of education and civic engagement plays a critical role in disrupting the path toward violence for Somali youth. Critical Choices, an analysis of Mercy Corps’ Somali Youth Leaders Initiative, shines a light on a proven method to address underlying drivers of political violence, including violent extremism.
Testimony of Michael Bowers to Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Michael Bowers, Vice President of Humanitarian Leadership and Response at Mercy Corps, provided a statement to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on Yemen on November 17, 2016.
Yemen: Humanitarian Needs in Yemen “Vast and Deteriorating,” Says Mercy Corps
WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S. government must take immediate action to address the dire humanitarian crisis in Yemen, according to the global organization Mercy Corps.
Mercy Corps Executive Wins Distinguished National Marketing Award
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Dara Royer, Chief Development & Marketing Officer of the global organization Mercy Corps, has garnered the 2016 Officers Award from The CMO Club, a membership organization of senior marketing executives. The Officers Award recognizes recipients for “demonstrated leadership in leading the brand beyond the marketing department and leading the growth agenda for the company.”
Yemen: Mercy Corps: 72-hour Cease-Fire in Yemen Is not Enough
Sana’a, Yemen – The global organization Mercy Corps welcomes the current 72-hour cease-fire announced by the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, but cautions that this brief period is not sufficient for humanitarian organizations to significantly expand operations in order to meet dire needs.
Nigeria: Mercy Corps Expanding Relief Efforts to Address Destruction Left in Boko Haram’s Wake
ABUJA, NIGERIA – The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its assistance to people in areas of northeast Nigeria previously occupied by Boko Haram and will reach more than 15,000 families by the end of the year in communities within Damboa and other locations in south Borno.
Haiti: Mercy Corps Delivers Urgent Assistance in Haiti, Warns of Food Crisis
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Following Hurricane Matthew’s devastating rampage through Haiti, the global organization Mercy Corps is delivering urgently needed supplies to people in the hard-hit southern peninsula and preparing to help farmers and other affected communities recover as long-term food security threats loom. The United Nations now estimates that 750,000 people are in severe need of assistance across the country.
Haiti: Mercy Corps Prepares Emergency Response in Haiti
PORTLAND, ORE – As the impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti becomes clearer, the global organization Mercy Corps is preparing an emergency response to help meet urgent needs and lay the groundwork for recovery. There is significant damage to infrastructure and agriculture, and Mercy Corps teams are conducting assessments to better understand the full extent of damage and needs.
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.