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.
Testimony of Michael Bowers to U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa
Michael Bowers, Vice President of Humanitarian Leadership and Response at Mercy Corps, testified before the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa hearing on the Syrian humanitarian crisis.
Mercy Corps Names Dara Royer Chief Development and Marketing Officer
Portland, Ore. — Mercy Corps has appointed Dara Royer to the position of Chief Development and Marketing Officer. In this role, Royer will lead Mercy Corps’ fundraising, marketing and communications teams to advance the work of Mercy Corps in over 40 countries.
Iraq, Jordan, Syria: Understanding the Drivers of Violence
Washington, DC – Relatively large numbers of Jordanians have been drawn to violent causes in Syria and Iraq, with some estimating the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan contributes more fighters per capita to ISIS and Al-Qaeda than any other country. Understanding the reasons why Jordanians are choosing to fight for violent extremist groups could go a long way toward helping to prevent future recruitment.
DR Congo, Lebanon, Syria, Uganda: Refugee Crisis in Europe Demands Bold Thinking
Washington, DC — The current humanitarian crisis in Europe is further evidence of massive unmet humanitarian needs worldwide and calls into question whether or not today’s international system of governance, development and aid is fit for the task. Mercy Corps believes it is not. According to the global organization, the existing system is unsustainable—both overstretched and underfunded – and there is an urgent need for one that is more cost-effective, less bureaucratic and more nimble.