Mercy Corps Applauds UN Security Council Adoption of Youth, Peace and Security Resolution
Portland, Ore — The global organization Mercy Corps commends the United Nations Security Council for adopting a new resolution prioritizing youth and youth-led organizations in peacebuilding and violence prevention efforts, and thanks the government of Jordan and the 10,000 young peace builders who participated in this year’s first-ever Global Forum on Youth, Peace, and Security for leading this landmark initiative.
Mongolia: Mercy Corps-Managed Microfinance Program Yields Unprecedented Return for Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – A program that started with a small investment to support pastoral herders has grown into one of the country’s major financial institutions in less than 15 years. As a result of this unprecedented financial success -- and in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) -- $10 million will be redeployed for the benefit of Mongolians in a resilience program designed and administered by Mercy Corps.
Syria: Airstrikes along Turkish Border Jeopardize Cross-Border Aid to Syria, Says Mercy Corps
Portland, Ore.— The ongoing violence in Syria, which has resulted in nearly five years of catastrophic conditions for the country’s citizens, is now severely restricting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Intensification in airstrikes against towns located between Aleppo City and the Syria-Turkey border threatens critical supply routes for humanitarian aid. Because of its large team working closely with local partners and the prepositioning of aid and supplies, Mercy Corps is able to continue providing assistance in the war-torn nation.
Nepal: Post-Quake Nepal: Mercy Corps Research Identifies Keys to Recovery
Portland, Ore. — Nepal must build a more inclusive society, increase government accountability and build stronger financial support mechanisms in order to improve recovery efforts for future natural disasters, according to research conducted by the global organization Mercy Corps. Drawing upon lessons learned from this year’s deadly earthquake, the organization illuminates key areas in which change will be needed to make Nepal more resilient to future natural disasters.
Mercy Corps Invites Portland to Explore Global Hunger this Holiday Season
Portland, Ore—Nothing is more basic to human well-being than having enough nutritious food to eat, yet 842 million people in the world – one in every eight – are trapped in a cylce of hunger and poverty. As families gather around their holiday tables, Mercy Corps invites the Portland community to take a deeper look at hunger around the world through a new exhibit and its annual “Stories from the Field” event.
Conflict-Management Skills Lead to Resilience During Climate and Economic Crises, Says Mercy Corps
Horn of Africa – By building trust and learning how to manage conflict, community members can build networks that offer critical support in times of severe stress and food insecurity, says a new report by the global organization Mercy Corps. The report illuminates some of the most effective strategies for cultivating resilience in places that frequently experience economic and climate crisis.
Yemen: Mercy Corps Monitors Cyclone Chapala
The global agency Mercy Corps is closely monitoring the effects of Cyclone Chapala on war-torn Yemen. We’re working hard to provide food and essential household supplies to those who have been flooded out of their homes.
Central African Republic: How to Build Peace and Manage Conflict? Start Early
Bangui, Central African Republic — An assessment of a recent, 15-month effort by the global organization Mercy Corps in the Central African Republic (CAR) reveals that when it comes to conflict management and violence prevention, an early focus on conflict resolution makes a profound difference.
Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria: Refugee Crisis in Europe: Choose Engagement over Isolation, Says Mercy Corps
Young refugees will continue to risk their lives to come to Europe until they are offered genuine alternatives for their future, says a new survey by the global organization Mercy Corps. The report shines a light on the importance of establishing policies that help refugees build happier, more productive lives and minimize the risk of isolation and conflict.
Syria: Russian Entry Significantly Impacts Humanitarian Response in Syria, Says Mercy Corps
Washington, DC —The growing involvement of Russia in the Syrian conflict is likely to lead to even greater civilian displacement and further complicates delivery of lifesaving humanitarian assistance, warns the global organization Mercy Corps in testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.