United States: Mercy Corps Applauds Introduction Of The Global Fragility And Violence Reduction Act Of 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps applauds the introduction of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018 by Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ted Poe (R-TX), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Adam Smith (D-WA), Bill Keating (D-MA) and Paul Cook (R-CA) in the United States Congress. This landmark legislation directs the creation of a U.S. government-wide strategy to reduce global levels of violence by reforming the government’s approach to addressing root causes of violent conflict in 10 countries over 10 years.
United States: Ahead of Secretary Tillerson’s Budget Testimony, Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Release New Data Showing the Devastating Human Costs of Proposed Administration Cuts to Foreign Assistance
Washington, DC - As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on the administration’s budget, a leading group of humanitarian, development and global health organizations are releasing new data that shows just how devastating these proposed cuts to the United States’ foreign aid budget would be to millions of people in the poorest countries. The analysis finds that under the proposed budget:
Syria: Mercy Corps: Conditions In Eastern Ghouta Worsen By The Day
Amman, Jordan – Conditions for civilians in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region continue to deteriorate, according to the global organization Mercy Corps. Through its local partners in the Damascus suburb, Mercy Corps has reached thousands of people with clean water, food and other essential supplies since mid-February when the violence escalated again.
North Korea: Mercy Corps Welcomes Diplomatic Initiative Between The United States And North Korea
Mercy Corps welcomes the news of a diplomatic initiative between the United States and North Korea. Since 1995, our teams have made more than 60 visits to North Korea. We know from our experience there that, as in every country where we work, there are plenty of people hoping for peace.
South Sudan: Mercy Corps: Two Options For People In South Sudan – Starve Or Flee
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – The global organization Mercy Corps warns that every day, from now until April, an estimated 9,000 people in South Sudan will lose access to food. Fueled by the protracted conflict and subsequent massive displacement of people, the crisis is on the verge of catastrophic. “We are horrified to witness the fast deterioration of the crisis in South Sudan,” says Francesco Lanino, Mercy Corps’ acting country director in South Sudan. “People are running out of time. They have only two options left: starve or flee.”
United States: Mercy Corps Reaffirms Gender Diversity and Inclusion, Safeguarding as Global Priorities
PORTLAND, ORE. - Mercy Corps strives to build a better world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, free of harassment and bias. To that end, last spring we made it a global priority to strengthen our culture, policies and procedures related to gender diversity and inclusion and sexual misconduct in any form. This proactive self-audit and improvement initiative reflects Mercy Corps' firm commitment to an inclusive and safe workplace for our team members around the world.
Syria: New Mercy Corps Report: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Syrians Have Lost Jobs From Conflict
PORTLAND, ORE. – Syrians are adapting to the conflict raging throughout their country by finding new jobs, putting young people and women to work and relying on friends and social networks to feed, clothe and shelter their families, according to a two-year survey by the global organization Mercy Corps
Syria: Medical and humanitarian organizations use Three Billboards to call on UN to stop violence in Syria
A coalition of medical and humanitarian organizations, some working inside besieged Eastern Ghouta, have urged the United Nations Security Council to vote for an immediate cessation of hostilities to allow urgent humanitarian assistance to all areas in need in Syria.
Afghanistan: New Mercy Corps Research Highlights Strategies To Reduce Youth Support For Political Violence In Afghanistan
PORTLAND, ORE. – New research by the global organization Mercy Corps, in partnership with Princeton and Yale Universities, finds that youth who received vocational training and a cash transfer during an employability program in Kandahar, Afghanistan, were less likely to support armed opposition groups.
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.