One year ago today, fighting broke out on the streets of South Sudan’s capital, Juba. The violence was fueled by a political conflict that quickly spread throughout the country, and tens of thousands of innocent civilians fled the terrifying attacks.
Testimony before House commission highlights extensive humanitarian needs
In the wake of Typhoon Hagupit, our team is surveying the damage in communities we've been helping rebuild since last year's Typhoon Haiyan and assessing what people need to recover yet again.
“It is heart wrenching to see people who were affected before go through this once again,” said Vaidehi Krishnan, Mercy Corps’ program manager.
Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in the Philippines this weekend, forcing one million people — most still recovering from last year's devastating Typhoon Haiyan — to flee their homes in search of safe shelter.
The powerful storm hit Eastern Samar with 130 mph wind gusts, knocking out power and downing trees. The typhoon has slowed since, but heavy rain and winds under 100 mph are expected to slowly move across the Philippines for several days, causing more damage.
Fierce fighting erupted in Bentiu last week, the oil-rich capital of Unity State in the north of South Sudan.
Mercy Corps is providing life-sustaining water and sanitation services for more than 45,000 people who’ve sought safety and shelter from the nearly yearlong conflict at the U.N. peacekeeping base on the outskirts of Bentiu.
Those efforts — as well as the safe learning spaces we support for children to continue their education — were temporarily disrupted during the height of the violence.
Deadline to apply: January, 5th 2015
Project/Consultancy Title:Collection of Ebola Epidemic Information
Project Location(s):West Africa: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire or Mali
Applications Are Due Immediately
Mercy Corps is responding to the Ebola outbreak in a number of West African nations. The Ebola Real-time Analysis Delivery project (E-RAD) is designed to provide information directly from the front line of the epidemic to evaluate past response efforts and inform future investments.