This month Mercy Corps launches its emergency response in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine. We will be one of the few relief agencies actively responding to the urgent humanitarian crisis resulting from a year of civil conflict in the area.
Since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine has struggled to thrive due to poor governance, an unstable economy and a deep cultural divide between the country's European supporters in the west and its Russian supporters in the east.
Dima Halke’s livelihood is milk. As the only provider for her eight children, 49-year-old Dima sells the milk her cattle produce to buy food, medicine and supplies for her family. Her cows are her only asset — and her only source of income.
Like the rest of her pastoral community in Ethiopia, Dima’s survival is dependent solely on her livestock.
Filed by: Kelly Montgomery
Digital Content Producer
The massive cyclone that hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu last Friday caused widespread devastation. But the full extent of conditions throughout the nation’s 83 islands is still unknown, until communications are restored and relief teams can travel to the most remote locations.
83% (Eighty-three percent) of all the lights in Syria have gone out since the start of the conflict there, a global coalition of humanitarian and human rights organisations has revealed ahead of the fourth anniversary on March 15.
Analysing satellite images, scientists based at Wuhan University in China, in co-operation with the #WithSyria coalition of 130 non-governmental organisations, have shown that the number of lights visible over Syria at night has fallen by 83% since March 2011.
Mercy Corps has deployed a team of emergency responders to quickly assess humanitarian needs in Vanuatu after a massive cyclone made landfall in the island nation overnight Friday local time. This is the strongest tropical storm to make landfall since destructive Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013.
With the common goal of strengthening communities and local governance, Mercy Corps' current activities span many sectors, including emergency response and recovery, conflict mitigation, negotiation and peace building, women and youth empowerment and civil society development.
This position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.
Deadline to apply: April 3rd, 2015
Mercy Corps is a secular INGO that has worked to alleviate poverty and oppression in transitional environments since 1979. Operational in Myanmar since 2008, Mercy Corps implements programs designed to promote food security, economic development, sustainable environmental management, civil society strengthening, and peace that directly benefit local communities in the Delta, the Dry Zone, and Kayah, Shan, and Chin States.