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26 Apr, 2018, 14:30 BST Mercy Corps Doubles Its Humanitarian Response in DR Congo

Since the beginning of 2018, the global organization Mercy Corps has doubled its humanitarian response in the Democratic Republic of Congo and plans...


17 Apr, 2018, 15:24 BST Mercy Corps: Recent Developments Signal Frightening Future for Civilians in Syria

The global organization Mercy Corps is alarmed by the latest events in Syria and fears for the safety and well-being of Syrians who continue to be...


12 Apr, 2018, 13:46 BST Mercy Corps: Facing Famine Threat, Millions of Somalis in Desperate Need

Facing a crushing and continuing drought, Somalia needs urgent investment if it is to avoid another humanitarian crisis, warns the global...


27 Mar, 2018, 15:30 BST Mercy Corps Urges Drastic Diplomatic Action After Three Years Of Conflict In Yemen

As Yemen begins a fourth year of conflict, the global organization Mercy Corps warns that the situation's humanitarian repercussions are staggering – ...


12 Mar, 2018, 18:11 GMT Mercy Corps: Conditions in Eastern Ghouta Worsen by the Day

Conditions for civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region continue to deteriorate, according to the global organization Mercy Corps. Through its...


06 Mar, 2018, 10:35 GMT Mercy Corps: Two Options For People In South Sudan - Starve Or Flee

The global organization Mercy Corps warns that every day, from now until April, an estimated 9,000 people in South Sudan will lose access to food....


22 Feb, 2018, 19:02 GMT 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...


16 Feb, 2018, 11:00 GMT 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...


07 Feb, 2018, 12:09 GMT 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...


14 Dec, 2017, 13:08 GMT 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...


06 Dec, 2017, 20:39 GMT 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 services...


04 Dec, 2017, 19:37 GMT 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...


15 Nov, 2017, 14:11 GMT 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 Global ...


23 Oct, 2017, 15:03 BST 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 forecasts...


19 Oct, 2017, 19:23 BST 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 to ...


11 Jul, 2017, 17:42 BST 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 Mercy ...


02 Feb, 2017, 09:23 GMT 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 Sudanese ...


30 Dec, 2016, 14:03 GMT 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...


15 Dec, 2016, 17:14 GMT 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...


28 Nov, 2016, 11:00 GMT 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...


20 Sep, 2016, 18:24 BST 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 confirms...


15 Sep, 2016, 18:51 BST 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 intractable...


09 Aug, 2016, 13:00 BST Mercy Corps: Massive Civilian Displacement Underway in Iraq

Some 70,000 people have fled fighting in central Iraq in search of safety, according to the global organization Mercy Corps. The massive movement of...


01 Aug, 2016, 09:00 BST Mercy Corps: Starvation And Dire Unmet Needs Revealed As Boko Haram Loses Ground In Nigeria

As aid organizations in northeast Nigeria gain access to areas previously under Boko Haram control, alarming suffering, need and devastation is...


28 Jul, 2016, 20:56 BST Mercy Corps: Exit Corridors No Substitute for Aid

The following is a statement from Dominic Graham, Syria Response Director of Mercy Corps: Logo -...