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Apr 30, 2015, 18:19 ET
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Mercy Corps Welcomes Nomination of Gayle Smith to Head USAID

The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps welcomes the nomination of Gayle Smith, a senior White House official, to be the next...

Apr 27, 2015, 19:00 ET

Study Demonstrates Potential Of Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing In Critically Ill Infants

A study published today in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine and presented at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting reveals the early...

Apr 26, 2015, 22:15 ET
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Mercy Corps to Hold Portland Vigil for Nepal Earthquake Victims

The humanitarian organization Mercy Corps invites the Portland community to attend a candlelight vigil at its global headquarters on Monday, April...

Apr 25, 2015, 16:30 ET
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Mercy Corps Prepares Emergency Response in Nepal

 The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps is preparing an emergency response in Nepal following Saturday's massive earthquake. Early...

Apr 22, 2015, 12:00 ET
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Mercy Corps: Investing in Adolescent Girls Critical to Building Drought Resilience

 A new report by global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps examines the role of adolescent girls in Kenya's pastoralist communities, finding...

Apr 14, 2015, 14:17 ET
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Mercy Corps Opens "Beyond Survival: Life as a Refugee" Experience

Imagine moving a family of 10 from a spacious suburban home to a drafty, single-room cow shed with dirt floors. This is reality for millions of...

Mar 25, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Mercy Corps Launches Humanitarian Response on Front Lines of Ukraine Conflict

The global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps is launching an emergency response on the front lines of the conflict in eastern Ukraine to help people...

Mar 23, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Mercy Corps and Warner Bros. Create Radio Drama to Improve Nutrition in Rural Ethiopia

Global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps and entertainment powerhouse Warner Bros. are building healthier communities in Ethiopia through a new...

Mar 16, 2015, 08:30 ET

Pamela Anderson Slams Supplier To PF Chang's And Other Restaurants In Video Exposing Animal Cruelty

 A foodservice supplier to PF Chang's, Perkins, Red Robin, Culver's, The Melting Pot, and other national...

Feb 17, 2015, 06:00 ET
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Mercy Corps: Injustice, Not Unemployment, a Key Driver of Youth Participation in Violence

Ahead of this week's White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, a new three-country report by global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps...

Feb 12, 2015, 06:00 ET
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Mercy Corps, Rockefeller Foundation Launch Asia Regional Network to Build City Resilience to Climate Change

At the first Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation this week in Bangkok, the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network...

Feb 04, 2015, 12:05 ET
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President's Budget Insufficient to meet Growing Global Humanitarian Needs

 The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps says the Obama administration's FY2016 budget request is a mixed bag for the world's most...

Dec 17, 2014, 16:00 ET

Livestock Auction Workers Convicted Of Animal Cruelty Following Undercover Investigation By Mercy For Animals

 Earlier today, Octavios Hillard, Kenneth White, Roy Stewart, and Clayton Harris were convicted of criminal animal cruelty before Forrest...

Dec 12, 2014, 12:00 ET
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Mercy Corps Calls on Congress to Take Decisive Steps in Iraq

 The global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps is calling on the United States Congress to expand humanitarian assistance and take a series of...

Dec 09, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Mercy Corps Extends Successful Crowdfunding Campaign for Gaza Sky Geeks

 After an intense outpouring of support by the global startup community, a crowdfunding campaign launched by the global humanitarian agency...

Dec 03, 2014, 14:00 ET

New study validates usefulness of genomic medicine in children with neurologic and developmental disorders

 Results from 100 families with children affected by a broad range of neurologic and developmental disorders who underwent genomic testing to...

Dec 03, 2014, 09:00 ET

Inherent Vice Star Joaquin Phoenix Calls Out Walmart For Inherent Cruelty In Its Pork Supply Following Mercy For Animals Investigation

 Joaquin Phoenix—award-winning actor and star of the upcoming thriller Inherent Vice—is teaming up with Mercy For Animals to expose...

Nov 27, 2014, 13:07 ET
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Mercy Health System, Janesville Police / Fire, provide casualty training to high school faculty

 Javon Bea Mercy Health System President and CEO - On November 19, faculty and staff at Janesville Craig High School and Janesville Parker High...

Nov 19, 2014, 10:30 ET
Baby Winston and his mom use the CHAMP app to monitor his recovery from heart surgery (Credit: Children's Mercy Hospital)

New App Aims For Rapid Interventions And Reduced Mortality For Infants With Heart Defects

 A powerful new app is directly connecting single ventricle heart defect patients to their doctors, dramatically improving their monitoring...

Nov 19, 2014, 06:00 ET

Chick-fil-A Suppliers Caught Torturing Animals On Hidden Camera By Mercy For Animals

 Chick-fil-A is in hot water over new hidden-camera video exposing workers kicking chickens like footballs and scalding them alive in water at...