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2014-03-10 12:22:51

New report details impact of Syrian refugees on growing water crisis, recommends urgent and coordinated infrastructure investments WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Syrian refugees are placing acute new pressures on the water resources of Jordan, which already faces a water crisis due to declining supplies and out-of-date infrastructure. As detailed in a new Mercy Corps report, "Tapped Out: Water Scarcity and Refugee Pressures in Jordan," the nation's aging water...

2014-01-22 08:28:30

AmeriCares and Mercy Corps to use funds for ongoing relief work LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A special appeal by The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has resulted in donations to two groups to further ongoing efforts in the wake of the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. International nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organizations Mercy Corps and AmeriCares will each receive US$50,000 from TPRF to further independent campaigns in...

2014-01-09 12:30:11

MicroMentor Issues Rally Call for 1,500 More Relationships by National Small Business Week, May 12-16 PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroMentor, Mercy Corps' proprietary online mentoring platform that connects entrepreneurs with experienced professionals to build small businesses, reached a new milestone: generating more than 5,000 relationships for mentors and mentees. To celebrate this achievement, MicroMentor is issuing a national call to create 1,500 more...

2013-12-04 08:32:23

Partnership between Mercy Corps and Oasis500 gives budding technology firms initial financing and business-development mentoring PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a highly competitive selection process, two technology startups in Gaza have been accepted into Gaza Sky Geeks, Gaza's first technology business accelerator. The budding firms - Datrios and DWBI Solutions - have designed new applications: a social networking app for sports fans and an app for...

2013-11-10 20:21:26

Donations needed to fund lifesaving aid and recovery efforts PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps is mobilizing a team of emergency responders, including experts in water, sanitation and logistics, into the areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Donations are needed to fund lifesaving aid and recovery efforts, and Mercy Corps is accepting donations online at www.mercycorps.org/typhoon. (Logo:...

2013-03-19 08:32:33

Microsoft unites with Mercy Corps and Cooney Center to launch coding competition that challenges youth to create video games that illustrate the many ways water can impact lives. REDMOND, Wash., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of the Imagine Cup Kodu Challenge, a new Microsoft Imagine Cup competition that offers aspiring game developers, ages 9 to 18, the opportunity to learn coding by developing a video game with Kodu, an easy-to-learn,...

2013-02-28 12:30:02

Cupcake events in 10 U.S. cities and #KEEN10 photo promo will raise both awareness and critical funds for families struggling in some of the world's toughest places PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps announced today that it will participate and be the sole beneficiary of a fundraising initiative conducted this week by KEEN, the dare-to-be-different manufacturer of original hybrid footwear, bags and socks. To celebrate...

2012-03-21 10:21:41

PORTLAND, Ore., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world is facing unprecedented water challenges brought on by population growth, urbanization and shrinking fresh water supplies, and three in four people worldwide are at risk of facing a natural disaster - further exacerbating the crisis. As a leader in water transport and wastewater treatment solutions, Xylem Inc. is committed to addressing this critical need. (Photo:...

2012-01-23 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DC Entertainment, home of the world's greatest super heroes, today unveiled an unprecedented giving campaign to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. This multi-million-dollar commitment over the next two years will be supported across all Warner Bros. Entertainment's and Time Warner's businesses and feature DC Entertainment's iconic Justice League characters, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash,...

2011-11-08 07:30:00

-- Alternative gifts add a twist of caring and creativity to online shopping while improving the lives of families in need all over the world. PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It can be difficult to find a gift for the person who has everything. Instead of scouring crowded malls this holiday season, give that special someone a meaningful gift that changes lives around the globe. Mercy Corps offers an array of charitable gifts that provide a compassionate and...