Syria: Mercy Corps: Lack of Aid and Access Threatens Hundreds of Thousands Displaced in Southern Syria
AMMAN, JORDAN – The humanitarian situation in parts of southern Syria is worsening, reports the global organization Mercy Corps, with supplies difficult to obtain and security constraints preventing aid workers from reaching trapped civilians.
Syria: Mercy Corps Warns of Escalating Humanitarian Crisis in Southern Syria
AMMAN, JORDAN – The global organization Mercy Corps is deeply concerned about the escalating humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern Syria, as civilians continue to flee the violence and are unable to access life-saving essentials. “The number of people fleeing this latest offensive has more than tripled in the past few days,” says Arnaud Quemin, Mercy Corps Country Director for Syria. “People are fleeing with whatever few items they can carry -- or nothing at all.”
Statement By Mercy Corps At The United Nations High Level Conference On Counter-Terrorism
Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this important issue. I represent the global organization Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps has spent decades working with youth to reduce violence in fragile contexts across the globe. We have also fielded extensive research on countering violent extremism (CVE) and youth empowerment.
United States: Mercy Corps Calls For Immediate End To Separation Of Children And Families At U.S. Border
PORTLAND, Ore. – The global organization Mercy Corps has watched with increasing alarm as children are separated from their parents as they cross the U.S. border.
North Korea: Mercy Corps: Summit Signals a Better Future for the North Korean People
WASHINGTON – The global organization Mercy Corps applauds the summit between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and urges everyone to support successful outcomes, even if initially modest. The summit is a good first step toward a more peaceful and stable Korean peninsula and toward a brighter future for the North Korean people. I am hopeful this summit will advance peace and security across the Korean Peninsula, as well as a more hopeful future for the North Korean people.
United States: Mercy Corps Teams With Google.Org To Support Puerto Rico
Portland, Ore. – Fueled by its belief that a better world is possible, the global organization Mercy Corps is joining with Google.org, the Hispanic Federation and Lin-Manuel Miranda to provide ongoing relief to the people of Puerto Rico.
Mercy Corps Readies For 2018 Hurricane Season
PORTLAND, Ore.—The scars of last year’s Atlantic hurricane season are still fresh but Mercy Corps has put people and plans in place for the start of the 2018 season, with a focus on promoting preparedness in at-risk locations such as Haiti and Puerto Rico. “Millions in the Caribbean and U.S. coastal areas are still recovering from last year’s devastating storm season,” says Javier Alvarez, director of Mercy Corps’ Strategic Response and Global Emergencies Unit. “People remain at greater risk because their resources have already been used up."
Somalia: Mercy Corps: Youth Development Programs In Somalia Could Halve Support For Violent Groups
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - New research from the global organization Mercy Corps reveals that young people in conflict-affected areas of Somalia who have access to secondary education are almost half as likely– 48 percent – to support violent groups than those not in school. When structured community-engagement opportunities complement access to education, they are nearly 65 percent less likely to support violence.
Bangladesh: Mercy Corps Responds To Early Monsoons, Funding Shortfalls For Rohingya And Bangladeshis
DHAKA, Bangladesh—In response to the start of Bangladesh’s monsoon season and the first heavy rains, the global organization Mercy Corps is helping Rohingya people from Myanmar and Bangladeshis in host communities in Cox’s Bazar access clean water and reinforce their shelters against mudslides and flooding.
Colombia: Mercy Corps Prepares Emergency Response To Assist Venezuelans Fleeing To Colombia
RIOHACHA, COLOMBIA – The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its Colombia operations to meet the urgent needs of Venezuelans seeking refuge and opportunity in Colombia, which is hosting more than 600,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants. The organization will initially provide vouchers to Venezuelans who have arrived in the department of La Guajira so that they can purchase food, medicine and other essential supplies.