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

Apr 30, 2015, 18:19 ET
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Mercy Corps Welcomes Nomination of Gayle Smith to Head USAID

The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps welcomes the nomination of Gayle Smith, a senior White House official, to be the next...

Apr 26, 2015, 22:15 ET
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Mercy Corps to Hold Portland Vigil for Nepal Earthquake Victims

The humanitarian organization Mercy Corps invites the Portland community to attend a candlelight vigil at its global headquarters on Monday, April...

Apr 25, 2015, 16:30 ET
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Mercy Corps Prepares Emergency Response in Nepal

 The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps is preparing an emergency response in Nepal following Saturday's massive earthquake. Early...

Apr 22, 2015, 12:00 ET
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Mercy Corps: Investing in Adolescent Girls Critical to Building Drought Resilience

 A new report by global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps examines the role of adolescent girls in Kenya's pastoralist communities, finding...

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...