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Progress report: Rebuilding communities one year after quake

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Mercy Corps

Nearly one year has passed since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated communities in China’s Ya’an Prefecture, leaving thousands displaced and two million impacted across the region.

After a disaster like the April 20 quake, we partner with local organizations to maximize our reach and provide the support families really need — and our partnership with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) enabled us to quickly respond to the needs of families whose lives had just been turned upside down.

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Rainy season heightens risk of disease in crowded IDP sites

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Mercy Corps

Filed by: Alyssa Cogan

The rainy season is beginning in the Central African Republic, exacerbating already squalid living conditions in the makeshift displacement camp at the airport in Bangui. As many as 100,000 people have taken refuge at the M’Poko site seeking safety from the violence that’s ravaged the country for the past year.

Clean water and decent sanitation facilities in the site are scarce. But since attacks escalated in December, people who’ve seen family members killed or had their homes looted and burned are too terrified to leave.

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Food gives a family hope for the future

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Mercy Corps

More than 40 percent of Yemen’s population is food insecure — that’s 10.5 million people who simply don’t have enough of the food they need to live a healthy life.

Large-scale displacement, political instability, endemic poverty — almost 20 percent of the population lives on less than $1 USD per day — and high unemployment are just a few of the factors that add up to make it one of the hungriest countries in the world.

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Food crisis looming: Hawa's fight against hunger

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Mercy Corps

Hawa Maney emerges from the doorway of her dark, two-room home with a small bowl of lettuce. The shredded leaves are coated with a bit of oil and wilting in the heat — it’s already pushing 100 degrees in northwestern Niger and it’s only February.

We sit in the shade of the mud walls and Hawa, 35, explains that the lettuce is the only thing she and her six-year-old daughter, Ramatou, have to eat today. Our conversation is punctuated by the rhythmic echoes of women pounding millet throughout the village, and I wonder how long that sound will last.

Serious food crisis looms

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Getting Syria's most vulnerable children to school

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Mercy Corps

“I have to go to school, I need to study with Miss Dalal,” Hayam insisted. It was a cold and rainy day when I visited the eight-year-old and her family in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, and Hayam’s parents were afraid to let her go to school in the bitter weather.

She and her family fled to Jordan to escape the violence in Syria nearly a year ago. For the first 10 months after arriving in Zaatari, Hayam was unable to attend school. She has muscular dystrophy and her rapidly deteriorating muscles made the quarter-mile walk to class impossible.

JOBS

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Finance and Compliance Officer

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Closing date: 25 Apr 2014 Mercy Corps

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Consultant for Final Evaluation for Economic Dev & Protection Program (219099-927)

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2014 Mercy Corps

Deadline to Apply is April 27, 2014

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Deputy Country Director – Programs, South Sudan (219091-927)

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2014 Mercy Corps

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Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Cluster NGO Co-lead, South Sudan (219063-927)

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2014 Mercy Corps

This position is contingent on funding

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M&E Coordinator, Resilience in Somalia Enhancement (RISE) Program, Somalia (219071-927)

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2014 Mercy Corps

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