Mercy Corps Urges President Trump to Focus on Effective Means to Reduce Violence and Conflict
PORTLAND, ORE. – Today, the United States begins a new chapter in its history as President Donald J. Trump takes office. The road ahead holds both promise and challenge, and Mercy Corps welcomes the opportunity to work with the new president and his administration to tackle some of the most vexing problems for U.S. and global safety and security.
Nigeria: Statement: Rann Air Attack Accident Regrettable, Call on Government to Step Up Efforts to Protect Civilians
The Nigeria International NGO Forum regrets the tragic accident that led to the death and injury of civilians and aid workers in a bombing of a camp by the Nigerian military on 17 January 2017 in Rann, Kala/Balge LGA, a newly accessible area in northeast of Nigeria. In the same vein, we commiserate with the people of Borno State and the affected families. It is unacceptable that vulnerable people who fled the horrors of war and are suffering from extreme levels of hunger and malnutrition were killed and injured in the very place that they thought they would be safe.
“Don’t Forget Us”: Study Highlights the Needs of Young Refugees and Migrants Stranded in Greece
GREECE - Refugees and migrants in Greece age 15 to 24 have an overwhelming interest in continuing their education, a desire to work and willingness to learn new skills, according to a new report by the global organisations Mercy Corps and Norwegian Refugee Council. The study – Don’t Forget Us – explores for the first time in Greece the needs and vulnerabilities of the estimated 18,000 young women and men stranded there.
Syria: Mercy Corps Hopeful After Syria Cease-Fire Announcement
PORTLAND, ORE. – We are hopeful that the apparent breakthrough in negotiations on Syria will pave the way to an end to this bloody conflict, which has engulfed the country for almost six years. Most important, a cease-fire now could allow for humanitarian access to the millions of innocent civilians across Syria who struggle to survive a seemingly endless war.
Syria: Mercy Corps: We Are Ready to Receive Aleppo Evacuees
PORTLAND, ORE. – For years, Mercy Corps’ team in Syria has courageously navigated battlefields to help alleviate the intense suffering of people trapped in the crossfire of this deadly conflict – no matter where they live. What we have witnessed in Syria over these nearly six years of war is shameful – and this week we are horrified to see more unrelenting, brutal violence.
Mercy Corps Calls on Next Secretary of State to Focus on Global Violence Reduction
WASHINGTON, DC – As a global organization dedicated to helping people survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities, Mercy Corps welcomes the opportunity to work with Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, to tackle some of the most complex challenges affecting the national security of the United States and stability worldwide.
Mercy Corps Welcomes Passage of Legislation to Better Address Drivers of Violence
WASHINGTON, DC – The global organization Mercy Corps applauds the U.S. Congress for including a provision in the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will enable the U.S. government to more effectively tackle drivers of violence and violent extremism.
India: Mercy Corps: Small Business Resilience Critical in Mitigating Disaster Like 2015 Chennai Floods
PORTLAND, ORE. – On the anniversary of devastating flooding in the city of Chennai, India, the global organization Mercy Corps has put forth a new report, Transforming Chennai, calling on the global urban development community to work with local governments and financial institutions to provide protections for small businesses in growing urban centers such as this one.
Somalia: Mercy Corps: Development Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence for Somali Youth
PORTLAND, ORE. – A multi-year Mercy Corps program demonstrates that the combination of education and civic engagement plays a critical role in disrupting the path toward violence for Somali youth. Critical Choices, an analysis of Mercy Corps’ Somali Youth Leaders Initiative, shines a light on a proven method to address underlying drivers of political violence, including violent extremism.
Testimony of Michael Bowers to Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Michael Bowers, Vice President of Humanitarian Leadership and Response at Mercy Corps, provided a statement to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on Yemen on November 17, 2016.