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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 19, 2016, 03:00 ET Mercy Corps: To Fix a Broken System, World Humanitarian Summit Must Disrupt It

The global organization Mercy Corps is joining other international organizations, world leaders and the private sector for the first-ever...


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...


Apr 14, 2016, 08:31 ET Mercy Corps: Negotiate Syria Aid According to Need, Not Politics

As another round of Geneva peace talks gets underway this week, Mercy Corps and 22 other groups delivering aid in Syria express concern that...


Apr 11, 2016, 06:00 ET Mercy Corps: Inequality and Grievances Central to Boko Haram's Recruitment of Youth

Frustrations with weak governance created some level of community acceptance of Boko Haram, allowing the group to infiltrate villages in northeast...


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...


Oct 19, 2015, 14:12 ET 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 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 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 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, 11:34 ET 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 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 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 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...


Aug 24, 2015, 06:00 ET 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...


Aug 10, 2015, 09:00 ET Mercy Corps: Engaging Syrian Youth Is Crucial To Stability Of Region

 Syrian teenagers are depressed, hopeless and vulnerable to dangerous influences, according to a new report by the global organization Mercy...


Jul 20, 2015, 06:00 ET Mercy Corps: Invest in Non-Military Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism

A coalition of U.S. civil society organizations, led by the global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps and global peace building...


Jul 16, 2015, 16:15 ET Mercy Corps: Conflict Between Nigerian Rural Communities Takes Enormous Economic Toll

The growth of Africa's largest economy is being stymied by decades-long disputes between farmers and pastoralists in Nigeria's ethnically and...


Jun 01, 2015, 14:02 ET Mercy Corps: Escalated Fighting in Syria Threatens Critical Humanitarian Supply Routes and Causes New Waves of Displacement

A major escalation in fighting among all parties to the Syrian conflict is threatening critical supply routes for humanitarian aid in areas between...