Somalia: Mercy Corps: Weak Rains And Twice As Many People On Brink Of Famine Spell Danger For Somalia
Mogadishu, Somalia –The global organization Mercy Corps warns that two years of disrupted weather patterns in Somalia is straining food and water resources as forecasts indicate that rains expected now will be inadequate for the fourth rainy season. With the country still reeling from its worst-ever terrorist attack, drought has become another deadly threat: almost 100,000 children are at risk of death and some 800,000 people are on the brink of famine. Mercy Corps calls for urgent humanitarian assistance to prevent another human catastrophe.
Syria: Mercy Corps Provides Urgent Assistance to Raqqa’s Civilians
Amman, Jordan – With the city of Raqqa in Syria retaken from ISIS, the global organization Mercy Corps warns that the humanitarian crisis will continue for months to come, and it is unlikely that people will return to the city in the near term.
United States: Mercy Corps Mounts Relief and Recovery Response in Puerto Rico
Following Hurricane Maria, Mercy Corps is mounting a response to support relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. We have deployed a team to Puerto Rico to see how we can help local organizations working to deliver humanitarian assistance and start rebuilding the communities ravaged by the hurricane.
Syria: Psychosocial Support Can Help Heal A Generation Of Youth Affected By Syria’s Crisis
Mercy Corps Pledges To Bring Financial Services To Over 1 Million Farmers, Among Other Ambitious Commitments
WASHINGTON DC – Alongside 20 leading humanitarian organizations at the USAID-organized gathering for Global Innovation Week, Mercy Corps on Thursday pledged the organization’s commitment to cutting-edge initiatives that will see results in the next three to four years.
Mercy Corps To Aid Organizations: Think Beyond The Household To Help Communities Recover From Disaster
PORTLAND, ORE. – After a flood or an earthquake, humanitarian responders focus first on meeting urgent and basic needs of families affected by disaster in order to save lives and provide immediate relief. But a new report from Mercy Corps shows some of the greatest impact in disaster recovery may come months and years later through support to local markets and financial institutions that these populations rely on most to cope and recover.
Cisco and Mercy Corps Join Together to Accelerate Digital Solutions to Tough Global Challenges
San Jose, Calif. and Portland, Ore. – Leading technology company Cisco and global organization Mercy Corps are embarking on a five-year, $10 million initiative to help deliver aid and development assistance faster, better and to more people around the world. Cisco and Mercy Corps plan to impact more than 11 million people through the integration of digital solutions into programs that help people survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.
Mercy Corps Names Former USAID Food For Peace Director Its Vice President For Technical Leadership
WASHINGTON, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps welcomes Dina Esposito, former Director of USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, as its new Vice President for Technical Leadership. In this role, Esposito will lead the Technical Support Unit and New Initiatives team supporting nearly 5,000 Mercy Corps team members working around the world to help people survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.
Mercy Corps Names Former U.S. State Department Senior Official To Public Policy Vice President
WASHINGTON, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps has appointed Dr. Dafna H. Rand, former Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary, to the position of Vice President for Policy and Research. Rand will lead Mercy Corps’ global policy and research teams, manage the organization’s research agenda, oversee U.S. government relations and engage with global institutions supporting humanitarian assistance, conflict prevention and other development issues.
United States: Mercy Corps Applauds Senate Panel For Defense Of Foreign Aid
Rejecting a proposed 30 percent reduction to foreign aid, the Senate Appropriations Committee on September 7 approved a $51 billion spending bill for the State Department and USAID, as well as robust funding levels for international assistance.