Testimony by Megan Doherty to the House Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs on Libya’s Deepening Humanitarian Crisis
Chairman Deutch, Ranking Member Wilson, and Members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify on the conflict in Libya and implications for U.S. policy. I am grateful to the Subcommittee for giving this important issue the attention it deserves. After a brief analysis of the current humanitarian situation, my testimony will focus on recommendations for the international community and U.S. policymakers.
US Assistance Is Improving Lives, Addressing Root Causes of Migration in Central America
Washington, DC — New research by the global organisation Mercy Corps finds that U.S. aid to Central America is helping to build safer and more prosperous communities. The new report released today, Subsist or Persist, examines factors causing people to flee Central America and the links between U.S. development programmes in the region and migration.
North Korea: Mercy Corps Welcomes Amb. Joseph Yun as Senior Fellow for Humanitarian Diplomacy
WASHINGTON, DC — The global organisation Mercy Corps is pleased to welcome Ambassador Joseph Yun as its inaugural Senior Fellow for Humanitarian Diplomacy. Ambassador Yun will lead and advise Mercy Corps on its approaches to address the humanitarian crisis in North Korea. Ambassador Yun retired from the State Department after a distinguished career, serving until 2018 as the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy. He played a key role in reopening a line of communication between North Korea and the United States.
Statement on the tragic loss of our team member
"On Friday 19 April, 2019, Faye Mooney, a Mercy Corps team member in Nigeria and British national, was tragically killed when gunmen stormed a vacation resort in Kaduna State, Nigeria, where she was visiting on holiday.
United States: Mercy Corps Northwest Entrepreneurship Program Expands to Empower Incarcerated Men
PORTLAND, Ore — Mercy Corps Northwest is expanding its entrepreneurial programme for people who are incarcerated to the Columbia River Correctional Facility for Men in April 2019. Mercy Corps Northwest’s Lifelong Information for Entrepreneurs (LIFE) programme is a six to seven monthlong course designed to empower participants with the business and personal development skills to become financially independent once released. Previously, the programme operated exclusively in an all-women facility.
United States: Cutting Aid to Central America is Shortsighted and Counterproductive
Slashing U.S. aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras is a shortsighted and counterproductive move that undermines the goal of creating a safer and more prosperous Central America. Addressing the challenges of Central American migration should begin with examining the underlying factors that force many people to migrate.
NASA and Mercy Corps Join Forces to Tackle Critical Development Challenges Using Satellite Earth Observations
WASHINGTON — The global organisation Mercy Corps and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are teaming up to help vulnerable communities in the most fragile places on Earth build resilience and better withstand stresses like population growth, conflict, resource scarcity and climate change.
DR Congo: Ebola epidemic in DRC reaches 1,000 cases
Global organisation Mercy Corps calls for increased efforts to stop spread of deadly disease GOMA, Congo — As the Ebola epidemic in DRC reaches the tragic milestone of over 1,000 cases, the global organisation Mercy Corps warns that without drastic action, there is no end in sight for this crisis.
Yemen: Mercy Corps: Yemen in State of Collapse as Country Enters Fifth Year of Conflict
Mercy Corps releases statement ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Yemen crisis. SANA’A, YEMEN – Four years after it started, the conflict in Yemen has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. 80 percent of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance and more than one third, 10 million people cannot find enough to eat. The Stockholm Agreement, which was intended to begin peaceful negotiations for all parties to the conflict, is now on the brink of collapse.
Zimbabwe: Mercy Corps Responds To The Impact Of Cyclone Idai In Zimbabwe
Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe at the weekend with reported deaths of hundreds of people across southern Africa, with thousands more affected. Global organisation Mercy Corps is responding in Zimbabwe, where this is the first cyclone to hit the country in over a decade. Mildred Makore, Mercy Corps Director of Programmes in Zimbabwe says: