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Feb 04, 2016, 15:40 ET
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Mercy Corps: Syria's Aleppo City On The Verge Of Siege

 Intensified fighting and air strikes in and around Aleppo City in Syria have cut off the main – and most direct – humanitarian...

Jan 05, 2016, 03:30 ET
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Support for Extremist Groups Linked to Governance Failures After Iraq War, says Mercy Corps

Perceptions of a lack of inclusivity in governance in Iraq has fueled support for extremist groups, according to new research from the global...

Jan 04, 2016, 08:30 ET

New Painless Office Treatment Halts Blinding Keratoconus

You are healthy and are in the prime of life, but your vision is failing.  Glasses no longer provide the clear vision you once had.  The...

Dec 10, 2015, 13:47 ET
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Mercy Corps-Managed Microfinance Program Yields Unprecedented Return For Mongolia

A program that started with a small investment to support pastoral herders has grown into one of the country's major financial institutions in less...

Dec 10, 2015, 07:00 ET

Perdue Factory Farmer Arrested, Charged With Felonies For Stomping Chickens To Death

Disturbing undercover video footage of animals being thrown against walls and stomped on at Perdue Farms—one of the largest poultry producers...

Dec 08, 2015, 09:00 ET

Alec Baldwin Condemns Tyson Foods For Torturing Animals Following Undercover Investigations

 In a new video released today, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Alec Baldwin denounces Tyson Foods for fostering a culture of...

Dec 07, 2015, 11:22 ET
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Airstrikes Along Turkish Border Jeopardize Cross-Border Aid to Syria, Says Mercy Corps

The ongoing violence in Syria, which has resulted in nearly five years of catastrophic conditions for the country's citizens, is now severely...

Oct 28, 2015, 07:00 ET

Criminal Charges Filed Against Tyson Foods And Six Slaughterhouse Workers Caught On Hidden Camera Torturing Animals

 Tyson Foods Inc. and six of its slaughterhouse workers face 33 counts of criminal animal cruelty after being caught on hidden camera violently...

Oct 19, 2015, 14:12 ET
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How to Build Peace and Manage Conflict? Start Early

 An assessment of a recent, 15-month effort by the global organization Mercy Corps in the Central African Republic (CAR) reveals that when it...

Oct 15, 2015, 05:30 ET
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Refugee Crisis In Europe: Choose Engagement Over Isolation, Says Mercy Corps

 Young refugees will continue to risk their lives to come to Europe until they are offered genuine alternatives for their future, says a new...

Oct 08, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Russian Entry Significantly Impacts Humanitarian Response In Syria, Says Mercy Corps

 The growing involvement of Russia in the Syrian conflict is likely to lead to even greater civilian displacement and further complicates...

Oct 05, 2015, 15:32 ET
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Mercy Corps Names Dara Royer Chief Development and Marketing Officer

 Mercy Corps has appointed Dara Royer to the position of Chief Development and Marketing Officer. In this role, Royer will lead Mercy Corps'...

Sep 29, 2015, 20:00 ET
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Children's Mercy Researchers Achieve 26-Hour Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing In Critically Ill Infants

 A study published today in Genome Medicine describes how researchers at Children's Mercy Kansas City cut in half the time needed for rapid...

Sep 29, 2015, 11:34 ET
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Mercy Corps: Understanding the Drivers of Violence

Relatively large numbers of Jordanians have been drawn to violent causes in Syria and Iraq, with some estimating the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan...

Sep 22, 2015, 09:01 ET
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Refugee Crisis In Europe Demands Bold Thinking

The current humanitarian crisis in Europe is further evidence of massive unmet humanitarian needs worldwide and calls into question whether or not...

Sep 16, 2015, 14:30 ET
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Mercy Corps To Congress: Syrian Refugees Worse Off Than A Year Ago

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, a senior official with the global organization Mercy Corps tells of...

Sep 14, 2015, 10:56 ET
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MERCY CORPS: Europe Must Provide Humanitarian Assistance To Refugees

AMMAN, Jordan, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The global organization Mercy Corps is urging UK Prime Minister David Cameron – and...

Sep 09, 2015, 10:07 ET
Ameenah, age 8 and her three younger brothers live in Aleppo, Syria. Their father was killed by a sniper's bullet, and their mother was kidnapped this summer-her whereabouts are unknown. The children now live with their elderly grandparents and subsist on cleaning and trimming okra from a local farmer to sell in the city. The monthly food basket from Mercy-USA helps the fractured family survive each month. Ameenah said, "I know I can't see my father in this life, but I miss my mother and only want to embrace her again." PHOTO:Mercy-USA

Left Behind in Syria: Mercy-USA is Providing Food Aid and Medical Care for Desperate Syrian Children and Families

The image of a little boy's lifeless body on a Turkish beach has brought the world's attention to the plight of the Syrian refugees. For almost...

Aug 27, 2015, 07:45 ET

McDonald's Chicken Mcnugget Supplier Caught on Hidden Camera Beating Animals With Spiked Clubs

 Disturbing undercover video footage of gruesome animal abuse at a McDonald's Chicken McNugget supplier was released this morning at...

Aug 24, 2015, 06:00 ET
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Overlooked Humanitarian Crisis Taints Ukraine Independence Day

 Mercy Corps is one of the very few organizations working to bring humanitarian relief to civilians on the front lines of the conflict in...