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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...

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 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...

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 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 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...

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,...