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Families on the brink of famine in Somalia now face another danger: Cholera. Washington Post reports: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Families on the brink of famine in Somalia now face another danger

Somalis are fleeing famine — only to find death in a place of refuge

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Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps
05/24/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
“It would be absolutely shameful to cut foreign aid at a time when four countries are experiencing or are on the brink of famine and we are facing the greatest humanitarian need since World War II. Cuts will completely undermine U.S. leadership and standing in the world – not to mention global security and stability – and potentially wipe out decades of progress.” - Andrea Koppel, Mercy Corps’...
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Mercy Corps
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05/23/2017 at 19:16. Facebook
Why does foreign aid matter so much? In parts of Central African Republic, it helped bring stabilization. With help from USAID - US Agency for International Development, we launched a peacebuilding program that led to fighters voluntarily joining to advocate for an end to the war.

Two years since the height of violence, peace is holding where those funds were utilized. Communities are...
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Why does foreign aid matter so much In parts of Central African
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Mercy Corps
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05/22/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
Foreign aid accounts for just 1% of the federal budget, but it's had an incredible impact on reducing violence in Somalia, where we increased access to education and civic engagement.

These opportunities decreased the likelihood of youth both participating in and supporting violence, by 14% and 20%, respectively.

Giving youth the ability to help their communities fulfills their desire to do...
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Foreign aid accounts for just 1 of the federal budget but its
Samira Mohammad
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Mercy Corps
05/19/2017 at 17:46. Facebook
Tell us: When you look at the world, what do you see?

We believe in the power of human potential. For the refugee who dreams of rebuilding her country, for the mother who wants a healthy future for her children — for millions of people filled with the power of possibility — Mercy Corps connects people to the resources they need to build better, stronger lives.
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We see the world differently. In the midst of the world's darkest humanitarian crises, we find glimmers of hope.
We see the world differently In the midst of the worlds darkest
“The situation in South Sudan has never been so dire,” warns Mercy Corps' Deepmala Mahla, country director in South Sudan. “Cutting aid when half of the population doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from is unfathomable, especially from a country (the U.S.) that has long supported South Sudan.”

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The situation in South Sudan has never been so dire warns Mercy

Massive funding shortfall puts South Sudanese refugees on brink of death

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How do you get girls to school in the least educated country on Earth?

Why getting more girls into school is a linchpin to increase wealth, stability, equality and development in Niger. The Guardian reports: [ Ow.ly Link ]
How do you get girls to school in the least educated country on Earth

How do you get girls to school in the least educated country on Earth?

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After fleeing years of violence in Syria and struggling to settle in Lebanon, Fozza and her family are finally finding hope.

See how we are giving families like hers the knowledge and resources they need to rebuild their lives: [ Ow.ly Link ]
After fleeing years of violence in Syria and struggling to settle in

After years of violence, one family finds hope

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Sajjad Hameeduddin
Today we're celebrating mothers everywhere who give everything they have to keep their kids safe, provide them with nutritious meals, get them to school and, above all, give them promising futures – even in the face of tremendous challenges.

This Mother's Day, tell us: What do the moms in your life mean to you?
Today were celebrating mothers everywhere who give everything they have to keep
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Samira Mohammad
Ulla Archibald
No matter who they are, or where they come from, mothers everywhere share the same wish: to ensure their kids have bright, healthy futures. Meet these inspiring moms from around the world — united by one common purpose: hope for the next generation. ❤
No matter who they are or where they come from mothers everywhere
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Watch part two of our live panel on fighting hunger and famine, led by Mercy Corps’ field experts.
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Roger Burks
Nathan Wilson
Hear from our field experts firsthand about what it's like to fight hunger, then share your questions for them in the comments!
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Roger Burks
Don't forget to tune in for our Facebook Live famine panel this morning at 9am PDT! It's a great opportunity to learn what fighting hunger is really like, and have your questions answered by some of our experts in the field.

See you all soon!
Dont forget to tune in for our Facebook Live famine panel this
Join Mercy Corps’ expert panel for a LIVE discussion on the global hunger crisis and famine. The panel includes a few of our experts from the field, who have focused on the regions where famine is currently affecting millions. They’ll be available to answer any questions you may have and give valuable insights into what things are really like on the ground. Make sure to tune in! Tomorrow, 5/12...
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Abednego Murhula Bisimwa
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“The point we’re at now — where people are already experiencing
emergency levels of food insecurity — means that their situation is already really bad. We have to act now." - Kate McMahon, Mercy Corps' Food Security Advisor

For roughly 20 million people from Africa to the Middle East, hunger is a daily reality. For some, the risk of starvation is even greater.

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“The point we’re at now — where people are already experiencing
David Okaali
Souabayahaya is a mother full of vision. She knows that when other women are armed with knowledge about nutrition, hygiene, infant care and cooking, it can drive lasting change in the community.

See how she — and other mothers like her — are paving the way for stronger tomorrows, one cooking class at a time: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Souabayahaya is a mother full of vision She knows that when other

When women lead

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Dominga is a motivated 18-year-old girl in Guatemala — and her actions may hold the key to solving hunger: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Dominga is a motivated 18yearold girl in Guatemala and her actions may
For families in famine, a better life starts with water. In the county of Koch, South Sudan, Mercy Corps worked with the community to replace 11 broken pumps — restoring access to 5,500 people in just 10 days. Now moms and dads can reduce the amount of movement within their families searching for water — keeping them and their children safer.

Rainy season is approaching, and cholera outbreaks...
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For families in famine a better life starts with water In the

For families in famine, a better life starts with water

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Gary- Sue Walske
Ahmad Dar Yousef
Today’s crises are complex and require long-term solutions. They can’t be solved with food drops—they call for a different way of thinking. We see this approach working in countries as diverse as Syria, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Haiti and Nepal. But we also see the risk that comes with leaving the job unfinished: The more people this work touches, the more progress that will be lost if it goes...
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Todays crises are complex and require longterm solutions They cant be solved
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