The ongoing conflict with Boko Haram in West Africa has pushed the number of people facing the threat of severe hunger to more than 6 million according to the latest assessments, say 15 humanitarian organisations.
The warning comes as governments and donors meet to talk about the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin region at the UN General Assembly in New York on the 23 September.
Political engagement must be renewed, says global organization
Gaziantep, Turkey – Following the death of at least 12 aid workers in an air strike Monday on a United Nations/Red Crescent convoy, the global organization Mercy Corps confirms that it will continue to deliver lifesaving aid in the war-torn country. All Mercy Corps team members in Syria are safe and accounted for, and Mercy Corps continues to providecritical services.
On September 19th and 20th, world leaders gather at the United Nations (UN) for two major summits on the global refugee and migration crisis – the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants co-chaired by the Governments of Jordan and Ireland and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees convened by President Obama.
When families are in crisis, disaster strikes or poverty is overwhelming, keeping kids in school and on track to succeed can be challenging, if not impossible. Around the world, 124 million children and youth are out of school — some have no school to attend, others can’t afford the fees and many young girls are simply kept at home.
We know that a brighter future starts with an education and giving children everywhere the tools and support they need to find success in school and in life.
The purpose of this rapid assessment was to establish the severity, scale and range of humanitarian needs in Damboa LGA and use the findings to inform programmatic responses. Damboa LGA was targeted for assessment following verbal reports from Nigerian local authorities and the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) in early 2016 that large numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) located in Damboa and Sabon Gari towns without government or humanitarian agency assistance.
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Mercy Corps is looking to engage a short-term consultant for a maximum of 7 business days to conduct a Strategic Planning workshop. Mercy Corps Myanmar is in the process of undertaking a strategic planning process for the next 3 years. The previous plan expired in 2015 and given the enormous changes the country has experienced, it is deemed necessary to refresh the organization’s thinking and to ensure that its programs add maximum value to Myanmar’s communities.
Project/Consultancy Title: Strategic Planning Facilitator (MC-VA-650916)
Mercy Corps seeks to contract a Consultant under the program Building Resilience in Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) a flagship program of the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID).
The consultant will work closely with Crescent Takaful Sacco CEO and possibly the BRACED Program Director with close collaboration with Program Coordinator and Learning Manager, field-based Program Manager and Markets Team Leader accountability and adherence to Mercy Corps policies and donor rules and regulations, and program milestones and deliverables.
Mercy Corps works in high-risk conflict and post-conflict environments. While we recognize that these are difficult places to operate, we believe that transitional environments – countries affected by civil wars, economic and political crisis, or natural disasters – also offer tremendous opportunities for positive change.