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01 Jul 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

Global organization provides emergency aid to civilians fleeing violence

AMMAN, JORDAN – The global organization Mercy Corps is deeply concerned about the escalating humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern Syria, as civilians continue to flee the violence and are unable to access life-saving essentials.

“The number of people fleeing this latest offensive has more than tripled in the past few days,” says Arnaud Quemin, Mercy Corps Country Director for Syria. “People are fleeing with whatever few items they can carry -- or nothing at all.”

05 Jun 2018 description

Paris, 4 June 2018.

Subject: Paris Humanitarian Conference on Yemen

Dear President Macron,

We welcome French efforts to address the ongoing armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and your announcement during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Paris on 10 April that France would host an international humanitarian conference on Yemen in Paris in June.

07 May 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

Global organization will assist new arrivals in La Guajira as exodus from Venezuela continues

RIOHACHA, COLOMBIA – The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its Colombia operations to meet the urgent needs of Venezuelans seeking refuge and opportunity in Colombia, which is hosting more than 600,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants. The organization will initially provide vouchers to Venezuelans who have arrived in the department of La Guajira so that they can purchase food, medicine and other essential supplies.

13 Apr 2018 description

Des millions de personnes touchées par la crise humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont exposées à une aggravation de la faim et à une augmentation des maladies et des décès en raison d’un manque crucial de financement de la réponse humanitaire, alerte une coalition réunissant 20 ONG internationales à l’occasion de la conférence des bailleurs se réunissant ce jour à Genève.

13 Apr 2018 description

Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a conference in Geneva today.

10 Apr 2018 description

Expansion to Italy, Jordan and El Salvador Will Provide 60,000 Crisis-Affected Individuals with Access to Critical Information and Resources

27 Mar 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

Humanitarian aid alone cannot solve the devastating crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – As Yemen begins a fourth year of conflict, the global organization Mercy Corps warns that the situation’s humanitarian repercussions are staggering – and continue to worsen by the hour.

12 Mar 2018 description

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC - As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on the administration’s budget, a leading group of humanitarian, development and global health organizations are releasing new data that shows just how devastating these proposed cuts to the United States’ foreign aid budget would be to millions of people in the poorest countries.

The analysis finds that under the proposed budget:

22 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, Switzerland - A coalition of medical and humanitarian organizations, some working inside besieged Eastern Ghouta, have urged the United Nations Security Council to vote for an immediate cessation of hostilities to allow urgent humanitarian assistance to all areas in need in Syria. The Security Council is expected to vote tomorrow on a resolution aimed at implementing the cessation of hostilities and lifting sieges on areas like Eastern Ghouta.

16 Jan 2018 description

Seventeen aid agencies working in Yemen are urging for the complete and unconditional opening of Hudaydah port to allow for the uninterrupted flow of food and fuel. A thirty-day concession period enabling the delivery of commercial supplies has brought only brief reprieve within the context of a sustained blockade on Yemen’s Red Sea Ports. Parties to Yemen’s conflict have a responsibility to minimise the impact of war on civilians in Yemen by mitigating all factors that exacerbate death and suffering, as over 8 million people are already on the verge of starvation.

31 Dec 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps in the Central African Republic (CAR) recently published a report on the current humanitarian system in CAR, and recommendations for how to improve it. The report, which was written with the support of the NGO Coordination Committee in CAR, is available in both English and French.

31 Dec 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Avis au lecteur

Le sous-titre de cette étude, le temps des défis, précise la perspective dans laquelle elle a été commandée et conçue. Au moment où la République centrafricaine entre dans sa cinquième année de crise, où les besoins humanitaires augmentent et où les obstacles à la livraison de l’aide aux populations s’accumulent, l’étude « Etat des lieux du système d’action humanitaire en Centrafrique » invite les acteurs humanitaires à se positionner en tant qu’acteurs d’un changement profond.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

For nearly a year, relentless conflict and natural disaster have put more than 20 million people in four countries across Africa and the Middle East at risk of starvation. For just as long, Mercy Corps has been dedicated to helping people in the hardest-hit communities survive, meet their emergency needs and build a foundation for eventual recovery.

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09 Nov 2017 description
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The humanitarian community in Yemen is greatly alarmed at the decision by the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) to closure all of Yemeni airports, seaports and land crossings which is preventing critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies from reaching the country and the movement of aid workers in and out of Yemen.

The humanitarian situation in Yemen is extremely fragile and any disruption in the pipeline of critical supplies such as food, fuel and medicines has the potential to bring millions of people closer to starvation and death.

27 Sep 2017 description

Humanitarian Organizations call for immediate humanitarian access to those in need:

One month since the 25 August attacks and subsequent security response, INGOs in Myanmar are increasingly concerned about severe restrictions on humanitarian access and impediments to the delivery of critically needed humanitarian assistance throughout Rakhine State.

09 Aug 2017 description

INGOs in Yemen are calling on all actors to lift restrictions on Yemeni airspace and allow for the reopening of the country’s main airport, Sana’a International. The official closure of Sana’a airport, one-year ago today, effectively traps millions of Yemeni people and serves to prevent the free movement of commercial and humanitarian goods.