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27 Apr 2018 description

April 28, 2018 - Compiled by Rachel Bergen

Worldwide more than 65 million people are displaced from their homes — nearly double the population of Canada.

The United Nations says this number is unprecedented and the need for humanitarian assistance is only growing.

The crisis isn’t isolated to one region. People are being displaced all over the world, testing the resources and resilience of populations around the world.

14 Sep 2017 description

By Rachel Bergen

Sept. 14, 2017

MCC is known for supporting access to education around the globe by paying school fees, supporting vocational training and providing school supplies. What you might not know is that MCC also works with its partners to improve the quality of education that is offered.

From teacher training to involving the community in school management, here are some examples of partners creatively improving education:

Teacher training

03 Nov 2016 description

Rachel Bergen

AKRON, Pa. – From October through March 2017 more than 30,000 volunteers for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) will fill more than half a million cans with meat for people in need overseas.

The volunteers team up with MCC’s mobile meat canning crew who travel to about 35 different locations across Canada and the U.S. to can turkey, beef, chicken and pork in MCC’s mobile cannery.

16 Jun 2016 description

Geneva, 15 June 2016 — The world is facing the largest refugee crisis since WWII. At this year’s Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR), 34 NGOs made an urgent call on all parties to support the UN Secretary General’s goal: for States to provide resettlement spaces and additional legal channels for at least 10 per cent of the global refugee population annually. This is the kind of bold responsibility sharing needed to respond to this historic challenge, the NGOs say.

Humane solution

02 Dec 2011 description

By Emily Will

AKRON, Pa. – As world population recently leapt over the 7 billion mark, global concern about how to feed that many people is growing, especially as cropland is diminishing in quantity and soil is degraded, even depleted in many places.

“Farmers everywhere are seeing the need to rethink how we do agriculture,” said Dan Wiens, water and food production coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). “It’s critically important to do so.”

24 Apr 2008 description

By Gladys Terichow

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 24, 2008 - Soaring food prices threaten to increase global hunger and poverty - two issues at the forefront of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) programs in many countries.

In the last month, serious food riots have taken place in 10 countries where MCC offers programs relating to food security.

Unrest over food prices in Haiti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Indonesia and many other countries signals that more people are being pushed into poverty, especially in countries where food instability and malnutrition are already daily …