New Mercy Corps Project to Benefit 1.5 Million People through Better Health Information and Community Health Groups
GBARNGA, LIBERIA, October 9th 2015 --- Today at a workshop in Gbarnga, Liberia, Mercy Corps launched the second phase of its Ebola Community Action Platform (ECAP 2), funded by the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). This program will engage a wide network of local NGOs and radio stations across Liberia to bolster community preparedness against Ebola as well as other major infectious diseases.
Au matin du 26 septembre dernier, le quartier de PK5 s’est embrasé après le meurtre d’un jeune taxi moto musulman, donnant lieu à des tensions régulières. Depuis, les combats sont journaliers et les ressentiments communautaires laissent place à des revendications politiques, avec des discours qui accusent l’ensemble de la communauté internationale.
1 Attaques délibérées contre les organisations humanitaires et les structures étatiques avec pour conséquence une rupture de l’accès aux services de base, notamment de santé.
Michael Bowers, Vice President of Humanitarian Leadership and Response at Mercy Corps, testified before the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa hearing on the Syrian humanitarian crisis.
On the morning of September 26, violence suddenly returned to the PK5 neighborhood after the murder of a young Muslim motorcycle taxi driver. Despite regular tensions in this neighborhood, the MINUSCA Peacekeeping Mission intervened very late, and with resentments still present in the population, the situation took an extremely violent turn. The peacekeeping force’s lack of anticipation and quick reaction contributed to the deterioration of the security situation, with outbursts of punitive and opportunistic violence.
Right now, there are nearly 60 million refugees or displaced people worldwide. If all of the world’s refugees were the population of a country, it would be the 24th largest in the world, just after Italy.
Half of the world’s refugees are children, growing up far from home without consistent education, safety or emotional support.
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Baseline Study - EC SWITCH
EC SWITCH: Enhancing Sustainability and Profitability of the Carpet and Pashmina Industries in the Kathmandu Valley
European Commission (EC)
Time frame for Scope of Work:
November - December 2015 (approximately 30 days; exact dates to be confirmed)
Friday 23rd October, 2015
PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: Mercy Corps works in some of the world's toughest places - in countries affected by civil wars, economic and political crisis, or natural disasters - to capitalize on opportunities for positive change. The Sahel is one of the most fragile regions of the world, plagued by climate change, weak governance, recurrent conflict, and endemic poverty. Mercy Corps has been operating in Niger since 2006 and in Mali since 2012, working to strengthen the capacity and resilience of vulnerable and conflict-affected communities.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Operations Manager is a member of the response team and is responsible for enabling excellence in all operations functions during the emergency response to the refugee crisis in Europe including Procurement, Logistics, Assets, Fleet, Warehousing, Admin and HR. S/he ensures effective systems that support strategy for healthy, robust and integrated functions of local team members. This position will be required to provide overall operational managerial support to programs in both Lesvos and Kos.
Mercy Corps helps people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world's toughest places - places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Haiti - with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives.