Mercy Corps: Slashing Foreign Aid Is Reckless, Dangerous And Irresponsible
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress considers President Trump’s FY2018 budget request, the global organization Mercy Corps strongly urges lawmakers to reject cuts of approximately 30 percent to foreign assistance. If Congress reduces humanitarian funding to the President’s requested level, lifesaving assistance to tens of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people could end.
Syria: Prepared Oral Testimony Of Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer at Mercy Corps, testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on “Six Years of War in Syria: The Human Cost” on March 15, 2017.
Syria: Mercy Corps To Congress: Only Durable Peace Will Lift Obstacles To Lifesaving Aid In Syria
WASHINGTON, DC – Political leaders must resolutely push for a durable peace in Syria in the face of mounting humanitarian challenges, urges Neal Keny-Guyer, chief executive officer of the global organization Mercy Corps Mercy Corps, at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing held as the conflict enters its seventh year.
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.