United States: Mercy Corps Northwest Entrepreneurship Program Expands to Empower Incarcerated Men
PORTLAND, Ore — Mercy Corps Northwest is expanding its entrepreneurial program for people who are incarcerated to the Columbia River Correctional Facility for Men in April 2019. Mercy Corps Northwest’s Lifelong Information for Entrepreneurs (LIFE) program is a six to seven monthlong course designed to empower participants with the business and personal development skills to become financially independent once released. Previously, the program operated exclusively in an all-women facility.
United States: Cutting Aid to Central America is Shortsighted and Counterproductive
Slashing U.S. aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras is a shortsighted and counterproductive move that undermines the goal of creating a safer and more prosperous Central America. Addressing the challenges of Central American migration should begin with examining the underlying factors that force many people to migrate.
NASA and Mercy Corps Join Forces to Tackle Critical Development Challenges Using Satellite Earth Observations
WASHINGTON — The global organization Mercy Corps and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are teaming up to help vulnerable communities in the most fragile places on Earth build resilience and better withstand stresses like population growth, conflict, resource scarcity and climate change.
DR Congo: Ebola epidemic in DRC reaches 1,000 cases
Global organization Mercy Corps calls for increased efforts to stop spread of deadly disease GOMA, Congo — As the Ebola epidemic in DRC reaches the tragic milestone of over 1,000 cases, the global organization Mercy Corps warns that without drastic action, there is no end in sight for this crisis.
Yemen: Mercy Corps: Yemen in State of Collapse as Country Enters Fifth Year of Conflict
Mercy Corps releases statement ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Yemen crisis. SANA’A, YEMEN – Four years after it started, the conflict in Yemen has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. 80 percent of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance and more than one third, 10 million people cannot find enough to eat. The Stockholm Agreement, which was intended to begin peaceful negotiations for all parties to the conflict, is now on the brink of collapse.
Zimbabwe: Mercy Corps Responds To The Impact Of Cyclone Idai In Zimbabwe
Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe at the weekend with reported deaths of hundreds of people across southern Africa, with thousands more affected. Global organization Mercy Corps is responding in Zimbabwe, where this is the first cyclone to hit the country in over a decade. Mildred Makore, Mercy Corps Director of Programs in Zimbabwe says:
Syria: Mercy Corps: For Syria's Teens, Persistent Pain And An Uncertain Future
AMMAN, Jordan — The global organization Mercy Corpsconducted a survey of 227 adolescents in Syria, uncovering how deeply the persistent challenges they face have affected Syria’s youth.
Kenya: Mercy Corps: Without A Unified Response To Climate Change, We Cannot Address Poverty And Instability
“Vulnerable communities in Africa are bearing the brunt of climate change, with 65 percent of the African population considered to be directly affected. As a global organization partnering with communities on the frontlines we observe first-hand the disastrous effects, including flooding, drought, scorching temperatures and devastating storms. We applaud the French and Kenyan Governments for their leadership at the “One Planet Summit” this week, an initiative of President Macron, as well as France’s challenge to U.N. member states to urgently implement climate policies.
Syria: Mercy Corps: Needs In Syria Remain Overwhelming As Crisis Enters Ninth Year
AMMAN, Jordan — As the Syrian conflict enters its ninth year this month, the global organization Mercy Corpscalls on world leaders not to abandon support for the overwhelming and immediate needs of the Syrian people. The participants of the third Brussels conference, entitled "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region," is focused on mobilizing the international community to support the Syrian people and achieve a lasting political solution, in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.
United States: Leading Humanitarian, Development, and Global Health Organizations Urge Congress To Reject Cuts to Foreign Assistance
WASHINGTON, DC – Leading humanitarian, development, and global health organizations Bread for the World, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, InterAction, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, ONE, Oxfam, PATH, Save the Children, and World Vision, are calling on Members of Congress to protect the International Affairs budget in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) despite the Administration’s proposed 24 percent cuts. American leadership is critical in the face of daunting global challenges, from conflict to mass displacement, from food insecurity to global health crises.