Mercy Corps Applauds Lifesaving Congressional Action in FY17 Omnibus
WASHINGTON, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps applauds the U.S. Congress for allocating $990 million in additional funding for emergency humanitarian assistance in the FY17 Omnibus Appropriations bill. Twenty million people face starvation as famine looms across Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia and South Sudan, including 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death.
Mercy Corps Earns Top Honors In The 2017 Harris Poll Equitrend® Brand Survey
PORTLAND, ORE. – In its annual study of more than 4,000 brands across more than 500 categories, the Harris Poll has recognized Mercy Corps as the 2017 EquiTrend® “Brand of the Year” and “Most Loved Brand” in the category of International Aid Nonprofits. This recognition comes from both cultivating outstanding brand equity and creating a brand that people love.
Iraq: Mercy Corps Conducts First Cash Aid Distribution in Mosul, Iraq
Erbil, Iraq – The global organization Mercy Corps has begun providing civilians in the eastern half of Mosul with cash assistance, the first international aid organization to do so. The government of Iraq estimates that military operations in Mosul have led more than 362,000 people to flee their homes.
Colombia: Mercy Corps Responds to Landslides in Putumayo, Colombia
Following last week’s devastating landslides in Colombia, the global organization Mercy Corps is responding to meet urgent needs and help people recover in Mocoa, in the department of Putumayo. We will distribute more than 19,000 water purifiers to ensure families have access to clean water, as well as cash so that people can purchase home and kitchen items and other essential supplies.
Syria: Mercy Corps Statement On Alleged Chemical Attack In Idlib, Syria
AMMAN, JORDAN – The global organization Mercy Corps is horrified by reports of a suspected chemical attack today in Idlib, Syria, which killed dozens and injured scores more. Ironically, just a few weeks ago the United Nations Security Council failed to adopt a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on parties using chemical weapons.
Colombia: Colombia Mudslides: Mercy Corps Reports From Mocoa
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – The global organization Mercy Corps has a team on the ground in the city of Mocoa, the capital of the department of Putumayo, following devastating mudslides that leveled homes and destroyed highways. According to news reports, more than 250 people were killed and scores more are missing and left homeless.
Kenya: Mercy Corps Statement On Security Incident In Kenya
NAIROBI, KENYA – On March 30, a Mercy Corps team member was severely injured when the vehicle he and two other team members were using was attacked near the border of West Pokot and Turkana Counties in northern Kenya. "Ironically, the team was returning from community meetings on violence prevention," says Lynn Renken, Mercy Corps Country Director in Kenya. "We remain committed to helping Kenyan communities resolve conflict peacefully and sustain the peace and security in their communities."
Testimony Of Michael Bowers To House Committee On Foreign Affairs
Michael Bowers, Vice President of Humanitarian Leadership and Response at Mercy Corps testified to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing on "East Africa's Quiet Famine" March 28, 2017.
Mercy Corps: Threat Of Famine Across The Globe Highest In Decades
WASHINGTON, DC – Adoption of President Trump’s proposed cuts to the FY2017 and FY2018 budgets could lead to tragedy and crisis for millions of vulnerable people across the Horn of Africa and beyond, the global organization Mercy Corps testifies today at a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on “East Africa’s Quiet Famine.”
Mercy Corps: Slashing Foreign Aid Is Reckless, Dangerous And Irresponsible
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress considers President Trump’s FY2018 budget request, the global organization Mercy Corps strongly urges lawmakers to reject cuts of approximately 30 percent to foreign assistance. If Congress reduces humanitarian funding to the President’s requested level, lifesaving assistance to tens of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people could end.