Dear Portland, I See a Beautiful Future
PORTLAND, ORE. – Residents of Portland may encounter individually written notes this week with heartfelt messages from people around the world whose paths they would otherwise never cross. “I see a beautiful future… there will be a lot of difficulties down the road – but they can be overcome,” reads one postcard, written by a 17-year-old girl from Syria.
Administration’s Budget Devastating For The World’s Most Vulnerable
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Leading American humanitarian, development and health organizations working around the globe have analyzed the Administration's proposed International Affairs budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) and have estimated that the impact of the proposed cuts would be devastating for the poorest and most vulnerable women, children, and families around the world, as well as for American interests.
Mercy Corps CEO Earns Prestigious Award For Outstanding Leadership
WASHINGTON, DC – Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer has earned the 2017 Julia Vadala Taft Outstanding Leadership Award from InterAction, the group representing the largest alliance of U.S.-based nongovernmental international organizations in the world. Keny-Guyer is among six recipients recognized for leadership in international development and humanitarian assistance; winners are nominated for recognition by the group’s members.
Libya's Shadow Economy Is a Growing Threat, Says Mercy Corps
PORTLAND, ORE. – A dangerous black market is growing across Libya that disproportionately affects an already vulnerable population and threatens to further destabilize the fragile economy. That’s according to a new report out from the global organization Mercy Corps. “A shadow economy is corroding Libya and becoming increasingly intractable,” says Giovanni Sciolto, Mercy Corps’ team leader in Libya. “It’s potential to jeopardize the overall health of Libya should not be underestimated.”
Report: Libya's Shadow Economy
A new Mercy Corps report describes the shadow economy that is crippling Libya's most vulnerable people.
Greece: Mercy Corps Investigates Allegation Of Misconduct
PORTLAND, ORE. – Mercy Corps is investigating an allegation of serious misconduct by two of our employees in Greece after receiving a call through our complaint hotline. We are taking this situation very seriously and have reported the allegation to Greek authorities as well as to the funders of our program.
Yemen: Civil Society Organisations Call On UN Security Council To Take Action To Save Lives In Yemen
Twenty-two international and Yemeni humanitarian and human rights organisations, including Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee and Oxfam, today called on members of the UN Security Council – in particular the United Kingdom – to end its year-long inaction on Yemen, and move decisively to end what is now the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. "The Security Council can and must do more to protect civilians from the horrors of cholera, hunger and indiscriminate attacks by all parties to the conflict," the organisations said.
Mercy Corps: Administration’s Foreign Aid Budget Is Indefensible
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The global organization Mercy Corps urges Congress to reject significant cuts to foreign assistance in the administration’s FY18 budget request. The budget proposes the complete elimination of Food for Peace (FFP) Title II and slashes humanitarian funding for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) nearly in half.
Joint Statement Urging Congress to Protect Foreign Aid in FY18
Mercy Corps and other leading global organizations respond to the administration’s proposed FY18 budget cuts to lifesaving foreign assistance. The full budget is expected to be released May 23, 2017.
Somalia: London Somalia Conference: Violence And Hunger Inextricable, Says Mercy Corps
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – The global organization Mercy Corps calls on international partners to use the London Somalia Conference to redouble efforts to confront the twin threats of drought and violence in Somalia at this crucial moment.