Syria: InterAction FY17 Emergency Aid Appeal
Mercy Corps and 33 other international agencies submitted a statement to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations urging the United States Congress to commit sufficient resources to meet vast and dire humanitarian needs through increased funding in the FY2017 appropriations bill or through an emergency funding bill.
Iraq: Mercy Corps: Massive Civilian Displacement Underway in Iraq
Baghdad, Iraq – Some 70,000 people have fled fighting in central Iraq in search of safety, according to the global organization Mercy Corps. The massive movement of civilians comes as forces advance on the city of Mosul, an ISIS stronghold.
Nigeria: Mercy Corps: Starvation and Dire Unmet Needs Revealed as Boko Haram Loses Ground in Nigeria
As aid organizations in northeast Nigeria gain access to areas previously under Boko Haram control, alarming suffering, need and devastation is becoming increasingly evident. An estimated 2.5 million need lifesaving aid.
Syria: Mercy Corps: Exit Corridors No Substitute for Aid
STATEMENT FROM DOMINIC GRAHAM, SYRIA RESPONSE DIRECTOR OF MERCY CORPS Amman, Jordan – As humanitarians, we heard this morning’s announcement of exit corridors for civilians with both trepidation and hope. Opening a door for people who wish to leave Aleppo City is important, but it’s not a substitute for on-the-ground humanitarian access. Some 250 to 400,000 civilians remain in what was once Syria’s largest city – not all of them want or are able to leave.
Adaptive Programming Significantly Improves Outcomes in Aid Work
Washington DC – By adopting strategies that allow for more flexibility, humanitarian and development organizations can significantly improve program delivery within complex and fragile environments, according to a new report published by the global aid organizations the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Mercy Corps.
Jordan, Syria: Mercy Corps Condemns Attack On Civilians At Jordan Border
STATEMENT FROM NEAL KENY-GUYER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE GLOBAL ORGANIZATION MERCY CORPS
Mercy Corps Grows Development Work Through Impact Investing
Washington DC – The global organization Mercy Corps and other international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) are key players in an innovative investment strategy known as impact investing, according to a new report released this week by the group InsideNGO and the INGO Impact Investing Network.
South Sudan: Mercy Corps: Violent Clashes Could Fling Fragile South Sudan Back into Deep Chaos
Juba, South Sudan – Monday’s cease-fire in South Sudan's capital city, Juba, must hold if the embattled country wants to keep alive hope for a lasting peace agreement, says the global organization Mercy Corps. According to news reports, more than 300 people have been killed in violent clashes since last Friday.
Syria: Mercy Corps: Syria’s Aleppo Cut Off From Aid Deliveries
Gaziantep, Turkey – A ten-fold increase in airstrikes and corresponding clashes on the ground have made routes into Aleppo City impassable, according to the global organization Mercy Corps. The organization urges the international community and the International Syria Support Group to recommit and expand the negotiated cessation of hostilities agreement. Central to this agreement are the necessary steps to ensure the safety of aid workers and civilians and allow unfettered and sustained humanitarian access to civilians in need.
Mercy Corps: To Fix a Broken System, World Humanitarian Summit Must Disrupt It
Istanbul, Turkey – The global organization Mercy Corps is joining other international organizations, world leaders and the private sector for the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit to address a humanitarian system that is no longer capable of meeting exponentially growing need in a world facing a confluence of displacement, crisis and fragility.