Nigeria: Mercy Corps Expanding Relief Efforts to Address Destruction Left in Boko Haram’s Wake
ABUJA, NIGERIA – The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its assistance to people in areas of northeast Nigeria previously occupied by Boko Haram and will reach more than 15,000 families by the end of the year in communities within Damboa and other locations in south Borno.
Haiti: Mercy Corps Delivers Urgent Assistance in Haiti, Warns of Food Crisis
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Following Hurricane Matthew’s devastating rampage through Haiti, the global organization Mercy Corps is delivering urgently needed supplies to people in the hard-hit southern peninsula and preparing to help farmers and other affected communities recover as long-term food security threats loom. The United Nations now estimates that 750,000 people are in severe need of assistance across the country.
Haiti: Mercy Corps Prepares Emergency Response in Haiti
PORTLAND, ORE – As the impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti becomes clearer, the global organization Mercy Corps is preparing an emergency response to help meet urgent needs and lay the groundwork for recovery. There is significant damage to infrastructure and agriculture, and Mercy Corps teams are conducting assessments to better understand the full extent of damage and needs.
Colombia: Mercy Corps: Continued Investment in Colombia Essential for Lasting Peace
BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA – Ahead of a national referendum on a historic peace agreement between the government of Colombia and the FARC that was signed today, the global organization Mercy Corps urges international donors to continue investing to support humanitarian relief efforts in Colombia. After fifty-two years of conflict there are 6.9 million Colombians internally displaced, the highest number in the world.
Syria: Mercy Corps Continues Aid Delivery In Syria Despite UN Suspension
Following the death of at least 12 aid workers in an air strike Monday on a United Nations/Red Crescent convoy, Mercy Corps confirms that it will continue to deliver lifesaving aid in the war-torn country.
Mercy Corps: Preventing Conflict is Key to Reducing Massive Civilian Displacement
Washington, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps calls on President Obama and other world leaders to take bold action against one of the world’s most intractable challenges: the largest-scale displacement of people since World War II. “Simply put, lifesaving, short-term aid is not enough,” says Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps. “The time is now for President Obama to exert his political muscle to break cycles of violence, alleviate suffering and allow refugees to live productive, dignified lives.”
Syria: Syria Cessation of Hostilities: Mercy Corps Ready to Get Assistance into Aleppo
Gaziantep, Turkey – Mercy Corps is hopeful that the Syria cessation of hostilities agreement which is set to begin at sunset tonight will result in a window of opportunity to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid. With each day that passes, the volume of supplies needed in Aleppo continues to grow.
Mercy Corps Tech Accelerator in Gaza Realizes Unprecedented Success
GAZA – Best friends Mohammed Al Madhoun and Osayd Madi faced many challenges in pursuing their dream to become successful game designers, but with the support of tech accelerator Gaza Sky Geeks – run by the global organization Mercy Corps – the pair invented a game that was downloaded over half a million times in less than one month.
Nigeria: Mercy Corps: Financial Assistance from Boko Haram Often Seen as Only Viable Option for Business Growth
PORTLAND, ORE. – New research by the global organization Mercy Corps finds that for many community members in northeast Nigeria, financial assistance provided by Boko Haram was viewed as the only viable path to business growth. A new report details how Boko Haram used financial support for recruitment and to improve the group’s financial standing and build community support.
Mercy Corps Urges Congress to Allocate Lifesaving Funds in FY2017 Budget
WASHINGTON, DC – With 65 million people displaced from their homes, more than at any other time in recorded history, the global organization Mercy Corps and 33 other international agencies implore the United States Congress to commit sufficient resources to meet these vast and dire humanitarian needs through increased funding in the FY2017 appropriations bill or through an emergency funding bill.