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Feb 22, 2018, 14:30 ET New Mercy Corps Report: Nearly Two-Thirds of Syrians Have Lost Jobs From Conflict

Syrians are adapting to the conflict raging throughout their country by finding new jobs, putting young people and women to work and relying on...


Feb 16, 2018, 06:00 ET Mercy Corps Research Highlights Strategies To Reduce Youth Support For Political Violence In Afghanistan

New research by the global organization Mercy Corps, in partnership with Princeton and Yale Universities, finds that youth who received vocational...


Feb 07, 2018, 06:58 ET With The Hunger Season Fast Approaching, South Sudan Needs Peace

With the hunger season in South Sudan expected to begin three months earlier than usual, the global organization Mercy Corps is warning that...


Dec 14, 2017, 07:51 ET Four Years Of War In South Sudan Leaves Seven Million In Need

On the fourth anniversary of the start of the conflict in South Sudan, Mercy Corps is calling for an immediate cease-fire, which the global...


Dec 06, 2017, 15:30 ET Mercy Corps Calls For Cease-Fire In Yemen To End Catastrophic Humanitarian Crisis

Civilians are facing dire conditions in Sanaa as fighting there continues to escalate, movement is restricted and access to necessities and...


Dec 04, 2017, 13:58 ET Mercy Corps Urges an End to Violence, Siege in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

The global organization Mercy Corps urges an end to the violence that has once again broken out in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. More than...


Nov 15, 2017, 08:45 ET Mercy Corps: UN's Global Compact On Refugees Must Address Needs Of Young People

The global organization Mercy Corps urges the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to consider the needs of young refugees as it develops its...


Nov 09, 2017, 08:00 ET Mercy Corps Recognizes U.S. Senators Merkley And Young With Humanitarian Hero Award

The global organization Mercy Corps has recognized Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Appropriations Committees,...


Oct 23, 2017, 09:50 ET Mercy Corps: Weak Rains And Twice As Many People On Brink Of Famine Spell Danger For Somalia

The global organization Mercy Corps warns that two years of disrupted weather patterns in Somalia is straining food and water resources as...


Oct 19, 2017, 13:44 ET Mercy Corps Provides Urgent Assistance to Raqqa's Civilians

With the city of Raqqa in Syria retaken from ISIS, the global organization Mercy Corps warns that the humanitarian crisis will continue for months...


Jul 11, 2017, 12:11 ET Mercy Corps: As Mosul Fight Ends, Recovery Is Just Beginning

In the wake of the announcement from the Iraqi government that the city of Mosul has been completely retaken from ISIS, the global organization...


May 23, 2017, 13:41 ET Mercy Corps: Administration's Foreign Aid Budget Is Indefensible

The global organization Mercy Corps urges Congress to reject significant cuts to foreign assistance in the administration's FY18 budget request....


Apr 19, 2017, 09:44 ET Mercy Corps Earns Top Honors In The 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Brand Survey

In its annual study of more than 4,000 brands across more than 500 categories, the Harris Poll has recognized Mercy Corps as the 2017 EquiTrend®...


Apr 02, 2017, 12:46 ET Colombia Mudslides: Mercy Corps Reports From Mocoa

The global organization Mercy Corps has a team on the ground in the city of Mocoa, the capital of the department of Putumayo in Colombia, following...


Mar 16, 2017, 12:19 ET Mercy Corps: Slashing Foreign Aid Is Reckless, Dangerous and Irresponsible

As Congress considers President Trump's FY2018 budget request, the global organization Mercy Corps strongly urges lawmakers to reject cuts of...


Feb 02, 2017, 04:17 ET Mercy Corps To Provide Urgent Relief To South Sudanese Refugees In Uganda

The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its programs in northern Uganda to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of thousands of South...


Jan 26, 2017, 16:10 ET Mercy Corps: The U.S. Must Continue To Welcome Refugees

The global organization Mercy Corps is alarmed and deeply disappointed by an imminent executive order on refugees from U.S. President Donald J....


Jan 22, 2017, 21:09 ET Mercy Corps: The Peace Syria Needs

In these nearly six years of war Mercy Corps has helped millions of Syrians, both in their country and as refugees in foreign lands. Our team...


Dec 30, 2016, 08:31 ET Mercy Corps Hopeful After Syria Cease-Fire Announcement

The following is a statement from Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Corps: "We are hopeful that the apparent breakthrough in...


Dec 15, 2016, 11:46 ET Mercy Corps: We Are Ready to Receive Aleppo Evacuees

For years, Mercy Corps' team in Syria has courageously navigated battlefields to help alleviate the intense suffering of people trapped in the...


Nov 28, 2016, 06:00 ET Mercy Corps: Development Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence for Somali Youth

A multi-year Mercy Corps program demonstrates that the combination of education and civic engagement plays a critical role in disrupting the path...


Nov 17, 2016, 10:26 ET Humanitarian Needs in Yemen "Vast and Deteriorating," Says Mercy Corps

The U.S. government must take immediate action to address the dire humanitarian crisis in Yemen, according to the global organization Mercy Corps....


Oct 12, 2016, 13:56 ET Mercy Corps Delivers Urgent Assistance in Haiti, Warns of Food Crisis

Following Hurricane Matthew's devastating rampage through Haiti, the global organization Mercy Corps is delivering urgently needed supplies to...


Sep 20, 2016, 13:14 ET Mercy Corps Continues Aid Delivery in Syria Despite UN Suspension

 Following the deaths of aid workers in an air strike Monday on a United Nations/Red Crescent convoy, the global organization Mercy Corps...


Sep 15, 2016, 12:32 ET Mercy Corps: Preventing Conflict is Key to Reducing Massive Civilian Displacement

The global organization Mercy Corps calls on President Obama and other world leaders to take bold action against one of the world's most...