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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 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...

May 21, 2014, 14:00 ET
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Entrenched Syrian Crisis Prompts Calls for Review of U.S. Funding Priorities

 The United States and international community must expedite shifting their response to the protracted Syrian crisis toward long-term...

May 06, 2014, 08:00 ET
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After Typhoon Haiyan, New Financial Products Speed Recovery for Philippines' Hardest Hit

 BPI Globe BanKO , the Philippines' first mobile phone-based savings bank, and the global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps have teamed up with...

Apr 25, 2014, 07:21 ET
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Mercy Corps: Engaged Civil Society Organizations in Iraq Can Boost Trust in Government

 Effective and engaged civil society organizations can help mend the bond between citizens and government, potentially supporting the...

Apr 24, 2014, 11:41 ET
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Mercy Corps Warns of Imminent Humanitarian Catastrophe in South Sudan

The global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps, deeply concerned by the escalation of violence against civilians in South Sudan, warns the nation is on...

Mar 11, 2014, 10:30 ET
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Mercy Corps: Syrian Conflict Enters Fourth Year, Still No End in Sight

 As the Syrian conflict enters its fourth year, well over 100,000 lives have been lost and nearly 10 million people driven from their homes....

Mar 10, 2014, 10:42 ET
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Mercy Corps: Jordan's Aging Pipes Lose Enough Water for 2.6 Million People

Syrian refugees are placing acute new pressures on the water resources of Jordan, which already faces a water crisis due to declining supplies...

Mar 04, 2014, 16:32 ET
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Mercy Corps Dismayed by Deep Cuts in Humanitarian Budget for 2015

 The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps is expressing deep dismay with the Obama administration's proposed FY2015 budget, which...

Jan 29, 2014, 13:48 ET
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Mercy Corps: Farm Bill's International Food-Aid Reforms Boost Resilience of Vulnerable Communities

House passes bill that expands flexible assistance for poor countries, improves effectiveness of vital U.S. international food aid Mercy Corps...

Jan 21, 2014, 07:00 ET
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BPI Globe BanKO and Mercy Corps Launch Mobile-Based Economic Recovery Initiative for Philippine Typhoon Survivors

Mobile cash transfers and other financial services to boost recovery and reduce future vulnerability BPI Globe BanKO, the Philippines' first...

Jan 14, 2014, 16:41 ET

Mercy Corps Applauds U.S. Humanitarian Funding Levels for 2014

Urges lawmakers to pass spending bill that responds to global humanitarian needs  The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps...

Dec 17, 2013, 12:06 ET
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Mercy Corps: Syria Crisis Needs Smarter Long-Term Investments

Global NGO calls on international community to fully fund new United Nations appeal As the third anniversary of the start of the Syria crisis...

Dec 04, 2013, 07:00 ET
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First Gaza Technology Startups Accepted Into Gaza Sky Geeks Accelerator

Partnership between Mercy Corps and Oasis500 gives budding technology firms initial financing and business-development mentoring After a...

Dec 03, 2013, 13:26 ET
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No Lines, Just Love: Skip The Mall And Go Straight To Feeling Good With Mercy Corps Gifts

Symbolic gifts for everyone on your list to help people in the world's toughest places There are many people on your shopping list this year,...