Yemen: Joint Statement On Closure Of Sana’a Airport: One Year Of Aggravated Suffering
SANA’A, YEMEN – International aid organizations in Yemen are calling on all actors to lift restrictions on Yemeni airspace and allow for the reopening of the country’s main airport, Sana’a International. The official closure of Sana’a airport, one-year ago today, effectively traps millions of Yemeni people and serves to prevent the free movement of commercial and humanitarian goods.
Central African Republic: Joint Letter: International Coalition of Aid Groups Raises Alarms on Deteriorating Security in Central African Republic
WASHINGTON, DC - Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State Dear Secretary Tillerson:
Mercy Corps Applauds Ambassador Mark Green’s Confirmation As Administrator For USAID
WASHINGTON, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps strongly applauds the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Ambassador Mark Green as the Administrator for the United State Agency for International Development (USAID). During a time of historic global humanitarian need and displacement, strong leadership and expertise at the United States government’s development agency are urgently needed to tackle the fragility driving these unprecedented challenges.
Testimony Of Deepmala Mahla To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Dr. Deepmala Mahla, South Sudan Country Director at Mercy Corps, testifies on the hunger crisis in South Sudan and other countries at the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing "'The Four Famines': Root Causes and a Multilateral Action Plan."
Mercy Corps Tells Congress Urgent Action Is Needed In Four Famine-Threatened Countries
WASHINGTON, DC – With an estimated 81 million people in need of emergency assistance because of severe food insecurity, Congress must act now to prevent famine and save lives, urges Deepmala Mahla, South Sudan Country Director for the global organization Mercy Corps. In testimony to a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing on the matter, Mahla proposes Congress enact new policies in three areas: funding, diplomacy, and resilience and peacebuilding.
Mercy Corps Joins First-Of-Its-Kind Humanitarian Alliance In The U.S.
PORTLAND, ORE. – In an effort to save lives, Mercy Corps and seven of the leading U.S.-based international relief organizations have joined forces to form the Global Emergency Response Coalition, the first-of-its-kind U.S. humanitarian alliance. The group is urging the American public to respond to the threat of starvation facing more than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen and neighboring countries.
Iraq: Mercy Corps: As Mosul Fight Ends, Recovery Is Just Beginning
ERBIL, IRAQ – In the wake of the announcement from the Iraqi government that the city of Mosul has been completely retaken from ISIS, the global organization Mercy Corps cautions that the humanitarian crisis there is more acute than ever. After nine months of fighting, thousands of people have been killed and nearly 1 million forced from their homes and communities.
Nigeria: Mercy Corps Sees Hope For Peace Between Farmers And Pastoralists In Nigeria’s Middle Belt
ABUJA, NIGERIA – A Mercy Corps program aiming to reduce violence between pastoralists and farmers in Nigeria’s Middle Belt shows that building conflict-management skills among community leaders and providing collaboration opportunities to solve common challenges improve trust and security.
South Sudan: Hunger Crisis Escalates Rapidly In Months
Today a new IPC report documenting the worsening of South Sudan’s hunger crisis has been released. The report states that 1.7 million people are on the brink of famine and 50 per cent of the population is now recognised as being food insecure. “We are deeply concerned about the speed at which conditions are deteriorating for the people of South Sudan. In just four short months, the number of people on the brink of starvation has risen 70 percent from 1 million to 1.7 million.
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.