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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,...

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....