Tensions in Juba between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)—loyal to South Sudan President Salva Kiir—and First Vice President Riek Machar’s forces, the Sudan People’s Liberation
Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO), erupted into violence in the past week. On July 7, SPLA and SPLA-IO forces entered into an altercation in the Juba suburb of Gudele. The confrontation culminated in the death of multiple SPLA soldiers and the wounding of one SPLA-IO soldier. Statements from both parties blame the other for opening fire first.
Victims of War Urgently Need Protection and Humanitarian Assistance
Editor's Note: The following is a joint statement issued and signed on June 24th, 2016 by 12 international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) with operations in Niger in response to recent attacks on civilians. The INGO signatories to the statement are Oxfam, CARE, Help-Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe, Save the Children, Action Against Hunger, International Rescue Committee, CISP, COOPI-Cooperazione Internazionale, Concern Worldwide, ACTED, Mercy Corps, and Plan International.
A temporary, 48-hour ceasefire for Syria's Aleppo City was announced late yesterday and officially began at midnight last night. As of this morning, Mercy Corps have observed a significant decrease in violence, although there have been minor infringements. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.
Ten-fold increase in airstrikes closes last road into Aleppo City
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Mercy Corps is a leading global relief and development agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. In more than 40 countries, we partner with local people to put bold ideas into action, help them overcome adversity and build stronger communities. We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there. Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives to grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs.
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This position is contingent on funding
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Emergency Program Manager (EPM) is responsible for coordinating and implementing the delivery of emergency food, non-food items, WASH and shelter interventions for displaced families affected by ongoing violence in NE Nigeria. Position includes daily management of program activities and program staff, ensuring appropriate systems and support mechanisms are in place to track, analyze and report on results.
This position is at 75% FTE
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Mercy Corps' strategy in Tajikistan focuses on innovative and sustainable solutions to local problems. Mercy Corps Tajikistan's overarching goal is to empower Tajikistan's communities to become healthy, productive, and resilient. Our strategy includes four key objectives in support of this goal:
Mercy Corps is a non-profit, non-governmental international humanitarian and development organization, registered in the United States and Scotland with offices in more than 40 countries around the world, including Ukraine, where the organization has been active in implementing an emergency response humanitarian program in the Luhansk Oblast, both Government Controlled and Non-Government Controlled areas, for a year. Mercy Corps manages programs from Severodonetsk and Starobilsk, and has a representative office in Kyiv.