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Mar 16, 2017, 12:19 ET Mercy Corps: Slashing Foreign Aid Is Reckless, Dangerous and Irresponsible

As Congress considers President Trump's FY2018 budget request, the global organization Mercy Corps strongly urges lawmakers to reject cuts of...


Feb 02, 2017, 04:17 ET Mercy Corps To Provide Urgent Relief To South Sudanese Refugees In Uganda

The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its programs in northern Uganda to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of thousands of South...


Jan 26, 2017, 16:10 ET Mercy Corps: The U.S. Must Continue To Welcome Refugees

The global organization Mercy Corps is alarmed and deeply disappointed by an imminent executive order on refugees from U.S. President Donald J....


Jan 22, 2017, 21:09 ET Mercy Corps: The Peace Syria Needs

In these nearly six years of war Mercy Corps has helped millions of Syrians, both in their country and as refugees in foreign lands. Our team...


Dec 30, 2016, 08:31 ET Mercy Corps Hopeful After Syria Cease-Fire Announcement

The following is a statement from Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Corps: "We are hopeful that the apparent breakthrough in...


Dec 15, 2016, 11:46 ET Mercy Corps: We Are Ready to Receive Aleppo Evacuees

For years, Mercy Corps' team in Syria has courageously navigated battlefields to help alleviate the intense suffering of people trapped in the...


Nov 28, 2016, 06:00 ET Mercy Corps: Development Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence for Somali Youth

A multi-year Mercy Corps program demonstrates that the combination of education and civic engagement plays a critical role in disrupting the path...


Nov 17, 2016, 10:26 ET Humanitarian Needs in Yemen "Vast and Deteriorating," Says Mercy Corps

The U.S. government must take immediate action to address the dire humanitarian crisis in Yemen, according to the global organization Mercy Corps....


Oct 12, 2016, 13:56 ET Mercy Corps Delivers Urgent Assistance in Haiti, Warns of Food Crisis

Following Hurricane Matthew's devastating rampage through Haiti, the global organization Mercy Corps is delivering urgently needed supplies to...


Sep 20, 2016, 13:14 ET Mercy Corps Continues Aid Delivery in Syria Despite UN Suspension

 Following the deaths of aid workers in an air strike Monday on a United Nations/Red Crescent convoy, the global organization Mercy Corps...


Sep 15, 2016, 12:32 ET Mercy Corps: Preventing Conflict is Key to Reducing Massive Civilian Displacement

The global organization Mercy Corps calls on President Obama and other world leaders to take bold action against one of the world's most...


Aug 09, 2016, 08:00 ET Mercy Corps: Massive Civilian Displacement Underway in Iraq

 Some 70,000 people have fled fighting in central Iraq in search of safety, according to the global organization Mercy Corps. The massive...


Aug 01, 2016, 04:00 ET Mercy Corps: Starvation And Dire Unmet Needs Revealed As Boko Haram Loses Ground In Nigeria

As aid organizations in northeast Nigeria gain access to areas previously under Boko Haram control, alarming suffering, need and devastation is...


Jul 28, 2016, 15:46 ET Mercy Corps: Exit Corridors No Substitute for Aid

The following is a statement from Dominic Graham, Syria Response Director of Mercy Corps:  As humanitarians, we heard this morning's...


Jul 13, 2016, 11:53 ET Mercy Corps Condemns Attack on Civilians at Jordan Border

Statement From Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer Of The Global Organization Mercy Corps: Mercy Corps is horrified to learn that at least...


Jul 11, 2016, 18:18 ET Mercy Corps: Violent Clashes Could Fling Fragile South Sudan Back into Deep Chaos

Monday's cease-fire in South Sudan's capital city, Juba, must hold if the embattled country wants to keep alive hope for a lasting peace agreement,...


Jun 15, 2016, 04:55 ET Mercy Corps: Syria's Aleppo Cut Off From Aid Deliveries

 A ten-fold increase in airstrikes and corresponding clashes on the ground have made routes into Aleppo City effectively impassable, according...


May 05, 2016, 10:46 ET Mercy Corps: Syria Cease-Fire Must Hold

The global organization Mercy Corps calls on all parties to the conflict in Syria to abide by the new cessation of hostilities agreement and allow...


Mar 15, 2016, 04:00 ET Mercy Corps: Syrian Teenagers Motivated to Build a Better Future

As Syria enters a sixth year of devastating conflict, a generation of youth is reaching adulthood having spent their formative years in limbo,...


Feb 20, 2016, 11:18 ET Mercy Corps on Syria: Humanitarian Aid for All, Now

 We are gravely concerned and disappointed that the partial cessation of hostilities in Syria – which was to commence yesterday –...


Feb 11, 2016, 22:13 ET Mercy Corps On Syria Ceasefire: Why Wait One Week?

We are encouraged by the apparent breakthrough in negotiations on Syria and hopeful that it will pave the way to a permanent cease-fire...


Feb 04, 2016, 15:40 ET 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 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...


Dec 10, 2015, 13:47 ET 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 07, 2015, 11:22 ET 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...