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.
Joint press release
For immediate release
Oxfam, Care, Handicap International, Mercy Corps, Intersos and Save the Children condemn the Saudi-led coalition airstrike today on a hospital supported by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Abs, in Hajja governorate.
The six agencies call for an independent investigation on this attack, the fourth of its kind on an MSF-supported facility in Yemen in less than a year. It comes just two days after 10 children were killed and 28 were injured in another airstrike on a school, in the Saada Governorate.
Twelve aid agencies today called on the Saudi-led coalition to lift restrictions on Yemeni airspace in order to allow for the reopening of the country’s main airport, Sana’a International, and to allow humanitarian flights to resume.
A spokesperson on behalf of the agencies said: “The closure of Yemen’s main airport, which serves much of the country, is inexcusable when millions of Yemeni families are in urgent need of life-saving assistance.
Hugs. Kisses. Cuddles. Small reassurances. Big promises.
Regardless of the method, every parent strives to provide the same things for their child: A warm home, a life of joy, and the feeling that, no matter what, they are safe and protected.
A war, however, makes this a monumental task. The usual challenges of being a child — bumps, bruises, the occasional lost toy — increase tenfold. Falling bombs, destruction, and the loss of loved ones, homes and schools become the daily reality. Comfort remains critical, but is much more challenging to give.
At least 70,000 have fled violence in central Iraq and are in need of food, water and other basic essentials as they cope with blistering summer heat.
The massive movement of people comes as forces advance on the city of Mosul, an ISIS stronghold. More people are expected to flee their homes in the coming weeks, threatening to create a new refugee crisis in the Middle East.
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INTERNSHIP TITLE: US - Media Relations Intern
INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Washington, DC
DATES OF INTERNSHIP: Fall 2016 (dates flexible, Part Time available)
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: 6 weeks, extendable
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE INTERNSHIP:
- US Internships: The internship is unpaid; however the Media Relations team is willing to work with university requirements to allow credit for internships.
• Mercy Corps responsibilities
Mercy Corps will provide:
Access to Mercy Corps online tools
Expression of Interest (EOI) – Professional services to Teach/Enable the GHG Team to use video and other documents
to showcase GHG impact and learning.
Mercy Corps is a secular INGO that has worked to alleviate poverty and oppression in transitional environments since 1979. Operational in Uganda since 2006, Mercy Corps implements programs designed to promote, good governance, peace, food security, and economic development across Northern Uganda.
To be considered, please submit a coverletter with your application.
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action—helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now and for the future.
PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:
INTERNSHIP TITLE: US - Research and Learning Intern
INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Washington D.C.
DATES OF INTERNSHIP: September 2016 – December 2016
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: 12-16 weeks (part-time)
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE INTERNSHIP: This is an unpaid internship
- Mercy Corps responsibilities
For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:
INTERNSHIP TITLE: Marketing and Fundraising Intern
INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Portland, OR: Mercy Corps Northwest
DATES OF INTERNSHIP: September - December
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: 4 months
INTERNS SUPERVISOR & CONTACT INFORMATION:
Development and Data Manager, Mercy Corps Northwest
US Internships – This is an unpaid internship.
Mercy Corps responsibilities