A tropical cyclone slammed Yemen’s central coast earlier this week with 85 mph sustained winds.
This is the first time in recorded history that a cyclone of this magnitude has hit Yemen, a nation already suffering after months of intense conflict.
The country only receives about four inches of rain each year — but it’s estimated that Cyclone Chapala has already dumped at least eight inches of rain, with more to come.
The intense flooding that followed the initial rainfall has affected as many as 1.1 million people and displaced more than 40,000.
Mercy Corps' Voucher and Fair implementation Guide provides clear, step-by-step guidelines for teams implementing cash, restricted cash, or commodity voucher programmes. Written for an internal audience, the Guide may also be useful for peer agencies.
Update October 24: Hurricane Patricia has weakened significantly since it made landfall last night, but danger remains. Flooding and landslides are of major concern right now.
Our team of emergency responders is on their way to assess the damage in Mexico's hardest-hit areas.
Hurricane Patricia, which is the strongest hurricane to ever be recorded, is currently nearing the southwestern coast of Mexico.
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It's been six months since a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 9,000 people and rupturing the lives of nearly 8 million.
Today, thanks to our supporters and partners, communities are slowly beginning to recover.
In the past six months, we’ve reached more than 135,000 people with emergency supplies, cash, food support, safe water and temporary shelter.
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Please note that this position is contingent on funding.
Mercy Corps has been operating in Mali since 2012, and works to strengthen the capacity and resilience of vulnerable and conflict-affected communities. We work closely with public and private partners to jointly address development opportunities and poverty alleviation.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Walmart Foundation (BUILD).
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Mercy Corps is looking for a Consultant to carry out the Performance Evaluation of the Oil & Gas Global Partnership Initiative. Please find below the Scope of Work. If you are interested, please submit your cover letter, CV with relevant experiences and sample of previous work to no later than November 25th, 2015. Please include your financial proposal to carry out the evaluation and a rough idea on how you will achieve the objective of the evaluation in your cover letter. Only shortlisted candidate(s) will be contacted for further assessment.