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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...

Nov 17, 2014, 11:00 ET

Mercy Corps Tallies Costs, Benefits of Electronic Cash Transfers in Humanitarian Crises

A new study by the global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps examines the relative time and cost required to deliver cash assistance in an emergency...

Nov 12, 2014, 07:00 ET

Mercy for Animals Covert Investigation Captures Horrific Animal Abuse at Major Cheese Supplier

 Hidden-camera video footage from Mercy For Animals, recorded at Andrus Dairy in Birnamwood, Wisconsin, shows workers viciously kicking and...

Nov 11, 2014, 07:30 ET

Mercy Corps: Impact of Ebola Epidemic Deepens as Liberian Households Report Eating Fewer Meals

 A new report by the global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps details how some Ebola containment protocols are straining food security, market...

Nov 10, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Mercy Corps Applauds Emergency Funding Request to Fight Ebola Epidemic

The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps applauds the Obama administration's emergency funding request to Congress to fight the...

Nov 05, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Mercy Corps Expands Mobile Banking in the Philippines

One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, Mercy Corps is helping expand mobile banking solutions in remote, low-income communities...

Oct 23, 2014, 08:45 ET

Duck Factory Farm Raided After Mercy For Animals Hidden-Camera Investigation Exposes Horrific Animal Cruelty

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office raided Reichardt Duck Farm in Petaluma — one of the largest duck factory farms in the country —...

Oct 16, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Mercy Corps to Launch Ebola Public Health Education Campaign in Liberia

Mercy Corps is mounting a community-led public health education campaign in Liberia to raise awareness of prevention practices and change behaviors...

Sep 17, 2014, 14:45 ET
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Mercy Corps: Global Community Must Not Overlook Syria's Next Generation

The next generation of Syrians – adolescents on the cusp of adulthood – is in danger of being overlooked by the global community's...

Sep 17, 2014, 09:15 ET

Undercover Video From Mercy For Animals Exposes Horrific Animal Cruelty At World's Largest Pizza Cheese Supplier Factory Farm

New hidden-camera video footage from Mercy For Animals, secretly recorded at Winchester Dairy outside of Roswell, New Mexico, shows workers...

Aug 29, 2014, 15:00 ET
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Middle East Staggers Under Weight of 3 Million Syrian Refugees

According to the United Nations, there are now 3 million registered Syrian refugees spread across the Middle East, with the majority living in...

Aug 21, 2014, 09:35 ET

Mercy For Animals Commends Nestle For Sweeping Animal Welfare Changes Following Graphic Undercover Video

Nestle, the world's largest food company, has announced its commitment to improving farmed animal welfare across its entire global supply chain...

Aug 12, 2014, 10:45 ET
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Mercy Corps: Displacement in Iraq Spirals and Humanitarian Needs Reach Critical Point

 As hundreds of thousands of Iraqis flee their homes and temporary shelters because of intense fighting, the global humanitarian agency Mercy...

Aug 11, 2014, 08:35 ET
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Mercy Corps: Thousands of Civilians in Gaza Face Shortage of Food, Water and Essential Supplies

 Tens of thousands of civilians in the Gaza Strip face acute shortages of food, water, essential household items, safe shelter and medical...

Jul 31, 2014, 13:08 ET
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Mercy Corps: Myanmar's Political and Economic Reforms Are Emerging Unevenly

Despite a series of rapid and dramatic reforms since electing a civilian government in 2010, Myanmar's transition remains fragile, according to new...

Jul 24, 2014, 12:13 ET
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Mercy Corps to Deliver Aid to More Than 40,000 Civilians in Gaza

Mercy Corps is delivering humanitarian assistance to thousands of Gazan families displaced by the current conflict. With 87 team members on the...

Jun 19, 2014, 11:00 ET
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Mercy Corps: Syrian Adolescents on the Brink

In Syria and the surrounding region, whether today's youth become a positive or negative force depends on what happens over the next three years,...

Jun 12, 2014, 15:59 ET
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Mercy Corps Assesses Urgent Humanitarian Need in Iraq as Hundreds of Thousands Flee Fighting

The global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps has mobilized a team to assess the humanitarian situation in Iraq near the cities of Mosul and...

Jun 04, 2014, 09:00 ET

Shocking Undercover Video By Mercy For Animals Exposes Baby Turkeys Mutilated & Ground Up Alive At Hatchery

 While pro-factory farm lawmakers across the country have been working to pass legislation designed to sweep evidence of animal abuse at...