Turkey: Mercy Corps Closes Operations in Turkey
ANKARA, TURKEY and PORTLAND, ORE. – The Turkish government has revoked Mercy Corps’ registration that allows us to operate in Turkey, forcing us to shut down our operations in Turkey, effective immediately. Our hearts are broken by this turn of events, which comes after five years of cooperation with the government of Turkey and other local partners.
Nigeria: Mercy Corps: Funding Is Urgently Needed To Save Lives In Nigeria And Across The Lake Chad Region
PORTLAND, ORE – Ahead of this week’s Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region taking place in Oslo, Norway, the global organization Mercy Corps urges governments to commit funding to meet humanitarian needs and tackle underlying causes of conflict.
Somalia: Mercy Corps: International Community Must Move Quickly To Prevent Another Famine In Somalia
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Leading global organization Mercy Corps is calling on the international community to act now to avert a looming famine in Somalia. Drought conditions in the country mean that more than three million people will struggle to survive without emergency food assistance, the Famine Early Warning Systems network has warned.
Mercy Corps: Financial Inclusion Offers Promise in Fighting Inequality and Promoting Stability
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite seemingly intractable problems including extreme poverty and one of the world’s highest populations of refugees, sub-Saharan Africa can potentially increase stability and economic equity through investments in the financial sector.
Uganda: Mercy Corps to Provide Urgent Relief to South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda
YUMBE, UGANDA – The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its programs in northern Uganda to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of thousands of South Sudanese refugees who have fled an escalation of conflict in their country.
Ethiopia: Mercy Corps: Resilience Strategy Shows Promise for Drought-Ravaged Areas
PORTLAND, ORE. – A study by the global organization Mercy Corps in drought-affected Ethiopia shows long-term resilience interventions can help mitigate the worst effects of recurrent humanitarian crises. The promising findings are the result of a strategy to help rural communities survive and even thrive in severe drought conditions. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funds the Mercy Corps project.
Mercy Corps: We Will Not Stop Fighting For Refugees
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The executive order on refugees that was signed on January 27th by U.S. President Donald J. Trump goes against the United States’ long and proud history of welcoming families fleeing conflict and persecution. It was met with disappointment and alarm by Americans of all political backgrounds as well as by my organization, Mercy Corps.
Mercy Corps: The U.S. Must Continue To Welcome Refugees
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The global organization Mercy Corps is alarmed and deeply disappointed by an imminent executive order on refugees from U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and urges him not to sign it. Among the directives listed in a publicly available draft, the president would order an end to the Syrian refugee program, halt the broader U.S. refugee program for 120 days and suspend the issuance of visas for citizens from Syria, Iraq and a number of other Muslim-majority countries for 30 days.
Syria: Mercy Corps: The Peace Syria Needs
PORTLAND, ORE. – In these nearly six years of war Mercy Corps has helped millions of Syrians, both in their country and as refugees in foreign lands. Our team members and partners have sought out the most vulnerable men, women and children, and endeavored to meet their most urgent needs. As the years passed we have seen the number of people who need our help grow exponentially. There is one constant message we hear from the Syrians with whom we speak: Make the bombing stop. Silence the guns. Stop the shelling. Let my family find safety and peace.
Mercy Corps Urges President Trump to Focus on Effective Means to Reduce Violence and Conflict
PORTLAND, ORE. – Today, the United States begins a new chapter in its history as President Donald J. Trump takes office. The road ahead holds both promise and challenge, and Mercy Corps welcomes the opportunity to work with the new president and his administration to tackle some of the most vexing problems for U.S. and global safety and security.