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Tag archives for Mercy Corps
How USAID’s Partners are Transitioning to E-payments
Mobile payments are changing our work in a fundamental way and enhancing people’s lives. Read more >>
How Better-Trained Farmers are Slowing Brazil’s Deforestation
In partnership with Mercy Corps and the Skoll Foundation, USAID along with Imazon, is proving that environmental sustainability, economic growth, land rights and good governance can actually go together. Read more >>
The Moment is Now: Modernizing Food Assistance
The Food Aid Reform proposal is a re-commitment to USAID food assistance with greater efficiency and effectiveness.
Storify Features This Week at USAID
This week has been a busy one at USAID Headquarters in Washington, D.C.! Read more >>
Does the New Resilience Policy Have Staying Power?
The global “resilience” agenda is exciting – and overdue. The idea that aid should invest not just in responding to crises, but also in preventing, mitigating, and helping people adapt to them, has been around for a long time. Read more >>
From Conflict to Coping
Last summer, amidst the Horn of Africa’s worst drought in generations, Mercy Corps received encouraging news from local officials in the Somali-Oromiya region of Ethiopia. In this area – long known for conflict, scarce resources and harsh conditions – communities that had participated in USAID-supported Mercy Corps peacebuilding efforts were reportedly coping better than they […]
USAID Eases Hardships of Haiti’s Earthquake Survivors
To ease the hardships of people in Haiti’s Central Plateau, USAID partner Mercy Corps is providing immediate financial assistance through cash-for-work programs for both the displaced earthquake survivors and the families who took them in. With USAID/OFDA support, Mercy Corps is providing livelihood opportunities to 2,000 people per week in the Central Plateau. An additional 20,000 people are on track to benefit from the cash-for-work program. Under USAID’s Food Security Program in Haiti, Mercy Corps will also provide food vouchers to 100,000 in the Central Plateau and Lower Artibonite region. This new initiative provides grants, cash or vouchers to buy desperately needed food.