United States: Mercy Corps: Presidential Budget Request At Odds With U.S. Values
Portland, Ore. — For the second year in a row, the Administration released a U.S. government budget request that undermines national interests and is at odds with the charitable, humanitarian character of the American people. In once again cutting foreign assistance funding in the FY 2019 Budget by approximately 30 percent, the Administration suggests that it has not heard the messages of the American people and their representatives. We are deeply disappointed in this proposal.
South Sudan: With The Hunger Season Fast Approaching, South Sudan Needs Peace
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – With the hunger season in South Sudan expected to begin three months earlier than usual, the global organization Mercy Corps is warning that households are already running out of food, threatening starvation and even death.
Yemen: Joint Letter To Secretary Tillerson: Yemen In Crisis
February 6, 2018 The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State of the United States of America Dear Secretary Tillerson, As organizations that provide and advocate for life-saving assistance in Yemen, we write to urge your continued efforts to seek a permanent end to the Saudi-led coalition’s restrictions on humanitarian and commercial access to Yemen’s ports, particularly Hodeidah and Saleef. Furthermore, we urge you to redouble your efforts to mobilize political will and realize a political settlement to Yemen’s deadly conflict.
Mercy Corps Northwest Welcomes Lynn Renken As Interim Executive Director
Portland, Ore. – The board of directors of Mercy Corps Northwest has appointed Lynn Renken to lead the agency as interim executive director. Renken brings 20 years of experience to the role, including leadership roles for Mercy Corps in Kenya, Indonesia and most recently in Portland as Mercy Corps’ Senior Youth and Adolescent Girl Advisor.
Afghanistan: NGO-Community Afghanistan Calls For Action To Ensure The Protection Of Aid Workers Following The Attack On Non-Governmental Organizations In Jalalabad
(KABUL, AFGHANISTAN) – We, the 67 undersigned National and International Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), members of Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR), condemn in the strongest terms the atrocious attack on NGO offices in Jalalabad (Nangarhar) on Wednesday 24 January. It has been reported that there is a loss of at least 7 lives, more than 31 people injured, including five children. We would like to pass our condolences to the families of the victims of this atrocious attack.
United States: Walmart and The Miami Foundation Award Mercy Corps Nearly $5 Million in Support of Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief and Recovery Efforts
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – January 22, 2018 – Walmart and The Miami Foundation announced $4.9 million in grants to Mercy Corps to support Puerto Rico relief and recovery efforts in the continued aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Mercy Corps: Three Tips for Holiday Giving
Portland, Ore. — With just six days left for Americans to take advantage of a charitable tax deduction for 2017, Mercy Corps wants all donors and friends to know whom they are supporting when they donate, and to think about how best their gift will be used. “We want people to consider their charitable gift an investment in a brighter future and a better world, not simply a donation,” says Graham Craft, Interim Chief Development and Marketing Officer at Mercy Corps. “Supporters should take the time to understand where their gift will have the greatest impact.”
United States: Mercy Corps Delivers Emergency Cash, Food And Supplies To Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps has taken a multi-pronged approach to support relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Syria: NGOs Call For A De-Escalation Of Violence And An Increase In Access In Eastern Ghouta
A group of leading NGOs expresses grave concern about the plight of civilians in Eastern Ghouta, where violence has escalated in recent weeks, and Syrians are experiencing a severe lack of food, medical, and other supplies. We are calling on parties to the conflict to deescalate violence and urgently increase access for humanitarian purposes.
South Sudan: Four Years Of War In South Sudan Leaves Seven Million In Need
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – On the fourth anniversary of the start of the conflict in South Sudan, Mercy Corps is calling for an immediate cease-fire, which the global organization says is urgently needed to save lives in the country. In four short years, four million civilians out of a population of 12 million have been forced to flee their homes, with 2.1 million made refugees in other countries in what is now Africa’s largest refugee crisis.