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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...

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...