United States: Mercy Corps: U.S. Should Restore, Not Reduce, Refugee Cap
Mercy Corps today released the following statement from its Chief Executive Officer, Neal Keny-Guyer in response to the proposed reduction of the number of refugees admitted to the United States:
United States: Mercy Corps Prepares Emergency Response To Hurricane Florence
PORTLAND, Ore.—The global organization Mercy Corps is mobilizing to assist those most affected by Hurricane Florence in the hardest-hit areas in North and South Carolina. Mercy Corps anticipates providing cash assistance to the most vulnerable communities that were hardest hit, so people can purchase what they need most to begin recovering from the storm.
Palestine (West Bank/Gaza): U.S. Humanitarian and Development Organizations Urge Trump Administration To Restore Funding for Programs for Vulnerable Palestinians
Washington, D.C. — As a group of US-based humanitarian and development NGOs, we are deeply concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to stop funding programs that meet the basic needs of Palestinians at a time of acute suffering brought on by years of conflict and isolation.
Mercy Corps forms European Leadership Council
LONDON, UK. - Thirteen high-level influencers from across a range of sectors including media, politics and business, are the founding members of Mercy Corps’ newly established European Leadership Council (ELC). The ELC will play a pivotal role in advising organizations, such as Mercy Corps, to more effectively communicate about the realities of aid and development.
Afghanistan, Somalia: Young people migrating to Europe to seek safety more than jobs
LONDON, UK. The lack of safety and security, not unemployment and poverty, is the main reason young people in Afghanistan and Somalia intend to leave their homes and migrate to Europe. This is according to a new report released today by global organization Mercy Corps and independent think tank, Samuel Hall.
Syria: Aid Agencies Call on World Powers to Avoid a Humanitarian Catastrophe in Idlib
Millions of civilians trapped in Idlib face the prospect of the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s seven-year war, should there be a major military escalation in the country’s North West. Eight leading aid agencies are calling on world leaders meeting Friday to urgently work together to avoid this horrific scenario.
Iraq: Mercy Corps Statement On Car Bomb Attack In Al Qaim, Iraq
"This latest attack is yet more evidence that the spectre of extremism still looms large over Iraq. From Al Qaim to Kirkuk, we are seeing signs of a resurgence that is hauntingly reminiscent of 2011. The idea that extremism has been defeated in Iraq is at best, wishful thinking. Military victories won’t save young people from the risk of being radicalized; we still need to pull extremism out by the root.
Palestine (West Bank/Gaza): Mercy Corps Statement on U.S. Funding Cuts to the Palestinian People
Statement from Andy Dwonch, Mercy Corps Mission Director for Palestine "Mercy Corps is alarmed by the announcement that the U.S. Administration is cutting life-saving programs that benefit Palestinian civilians living in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.S. Administration’s decision will deepen the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, where 7 out of 10 people already rely on emergency aid, 95 percent of water is contaminated and unemployment is over 70 percent for young people.
Mercy Corps applauds introduction of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act
WASHINGTON – The global organization Mercy Corps applauds yesterday’s introduction of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018 (S.3368) by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Todd Young (R-IN) in the United States Senate. This bipartisan, landmark legislation directs the creation of a U.S. government-wide strategy to prevent and reduce violent conflict. The bill (H.R. 5273) was previously introduced in the U.S.
Bangladesh: Fear and Suffering Remain, One Year Into Rohingya Crisis
DHAKA, Bangladesh—A year into the Rohingya crisis, the humanitarian response remains woefully underfunded and young refugees in particular still struggle to cope with what they have seen and experienced.