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Displacement in Eastern Africa is predominantly of a protracted nature. At the end of February 2016, there were 11.7 million people displaced in the region, mostly in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia (UNHCR), and at least half are children. Although most have been displaced for several years or even decades, few have durable solutions prospects such as returning to their home, being integrated into their host communities or settle elsewhere.

18 Sep 2012 description
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Neal Keny-Guyer
Chief Executive Officer

Like most people, I've been shocked and saddened by recent news from the Middle East and North Africa. An American ambassador killed in Libya. Rioters tearing up U.S. flags in Cairo. Anti-Western protests in Sudan, Yemen, Malaysia and elsewhere.

10 Jul 2012 description
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Liz Hummer
Online Content Manager

South Sudan Country Director Mathieu Rouquette met these two little girls in the market in Bentiu, Unity State, when they peeked their heads into a camera shop that recently received a Mercy Corps business grant.

30 Apr 2012 description
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Liz Hummer
Online Content Manager

All but two Mercy Corps staff members have been evacuated from Bentiu, the beleaguered border town that has been in the news recently as the target of Sudanese air strikes.

Rising tensions between Sudan and South Sudan over contested border areas have brought the two countries to the brink of war. Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan's Unity State, has been bombed twice since late February, allegedly by Sudanese warplanes.

13 Dec 2009 description
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INTRODUCTION

The increasing severity and frequency of climate change impacts calls for an immediate need to alter the way we conceptualize and respond to development issues. Challenges such as war, famine and financial recessions tend to be relatively short, over in less than ten years. Election cycles and national plans are usually over in less than five.

07 Jul 2009 description
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by Jameson Gadzirai

"It's the demining guys," I say to Hakim as we both look ahead to find the road barricaded by a rope with signs that read "Stay on the tracks."

"It's those of NPA," Hakim responds, referring to an organization called Norwegian People's Aid. NPA has been making lands arable again in southern Sudan's Central Equatoria state through their efforts to remove land mines from fields where crops once grew. The mines are remnants of decades of civil war here - no one is quite sure how many there are.

04 Jul 2009 description
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by Jameson Gadzirai

When we're doing training around information sharing and technical skills, It is difficult to reach communities that depend heavily on oral communication.

27 Jun 2009 description
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Jameson Gadzirai

Imagine yourself in a dry and dusty environment, where temperatures soar to a staggering 107 degrees Fahrenheit and your only hope is a petrol-powered air conditioning system.

Imagine yourself waking up each day to a constant chime of diesel powered generators, all synchronized in a constant whir of progress seeping across southern Sudan.

23 Jun 2009 description
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Mercy Corps Scotland is preparing to enter Darfur to help thousands of Sudanese impacted by the continuing strife there. These are families who have lost nearly everything - their homes, their farms, their loved ones - and have been living in tent camps ever since.

Until this March, Mercy Corps worked in Darfur for five years, providing lifesaving assistance to more than 200,000 people each day.

12 Jun 2009 description
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Mercy Corps and Mercy Corps Scotland wish to clarify statements made by John Holmes, the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, on Thursday 11 June 2009 relating to the return of expelled humanitarian relief agencies to Sudan.

Contrary to Mr Holmes' comments, Mercy Corps, which was expelled from Northern Sudan in early March 2009, is not resuming operations in Northern Sudan. Mercy Corps Scotland, a UK based charity, has registered to work in Sudan.

13 Apr 2009 description
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What We Do

These features describe how Mercy Corps programs are helping people recover, as determined by the most critical issues they face. We are boosting agricultural productivity to combat the food crisis in Afghanistan and elsewhere. In Pakistan, our tuberculosis campaign uses a comprehensive approach that is restoring thousands of people to good health. We are teaching conflict resolution to people in Iraq; peace-building is a vital aspect of Mercy Corps' work to create a more secure world.

04 Mar 2009 description
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Portland, OR - The global relief and development agency Mercy Corps confirms that the Government of Sudan today revoked its registration to operate.

20 Oct 2008 description
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Portsmouth, NH - Pax World Management Corp., investment adviser to Pax World Funds, which launched the nation's first socially responsible mutual fund in 1971, today announced that through the mutual fund firm's Global Citizen Program, shareholder donations to Mercy Corps, a leading global relief and development organization, have exceeded $1 million over the past decade.

The Global Citizen Program enables Pax World Fund shareholders to earmark a portion of their dividends and/or capital gains as a contribution to Mercy Corps to support their critical work of promoting economic …

09 Mar 2008 description
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Kurmuk (Blue NileState) - Blue NileStateis one of the three transitional areas for which special protocols were included in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). Despite being a relatively small state, it is as diverse as the whole of Sudan. Some people consider themselves 'northerners' and some 'southerners.' Some are Muslim, and some are Christian.

08 Feb 2008 description
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-- Neighboring countries' reliance on Kenya could trigger escalation of cross-border suffering

As tensions continue to run high, the global relief and development agency Mercy Corps warns that further chaos and violence in Kenya, long abastion of regional stability, could push neighboring East African countries toward new humanitarian crises.

Bordering countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Ugandaare extremely dependant on Kenya for basic economic and agricultural imports.

28 Jan 2008 description
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BY SCOTT DUBIN

By looking at 25-year-old Asha, you could never tell that she has been through so much in her young life. But the mere fact that she is living here in Darfur's burgeoning Hassa Hissa displacement camp is evidence enough that she has suffered - and this tragic proof is only compounded by the losses of three of her children.

14 Nov 2007 description
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Yei, CentralEquatoriaState- At this moment of great debate about the implementation of the CPA, ensuring civil society voices are heard is paramount. Over 300 people, representing grass roots community leaders and county-level authorities from across southern Sudan and the Three Areas (Abyei Area, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile), will get together to analyze the need and impact of advocacy.

19 Oct 2007 description
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It's been three years since Nima fled her village of Abata, Sudan for the safety of Hamediya camp, one of several refuges for displaced families near Zalingei, West Darfur. Her husband had just been killed and, fearing for her safety, she fled quickly across more than 40 kilometers of harsh terrain to this camp. She was able to take with her only the clothes she was wearing.

"When we arrived, we had nothing," she says. "We were given soap and floor mats, which were all we had to sleep on.

01 Oct 2007 description
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Juba, Central Equatoria State - A conference will mark the beginning of the collaboration between legislators, government officials and civil society groups in their common effort to support women's participation and leadership in Southern Sudan, Abyei Area, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile (the Three Areas).

17 Sep 2007 description
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BY ROD VOLWAY

My journey to Um Dukhun began with a 75-minute ride in a U.N. helicopter from Nyala, the capital of South Darfur State. Nyala is where I'm based as program coordinator for Mercy Corps' relief efforts in Darfur.

We covered most of the 240 kilometers at 1,000 feet, giving me and my fellow passengers - UN staffers and other humanitarian aid workers - a truly birds-eye view life in the villages below.

Once on the ground, I began visiting displacement camps in and around town with Abdul Rahim, a Darfurian colleague who leads our livelihoods team.