Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps
About us
Mercy Corps saves and improves lives in the world's toughest places.

Poverty. Conflict. Disaster. These are the global challenges that we’ve been responding to since 1979, helping more than 258 million people survive emergencies and build back better. Read about our history 

When a natural disaster strikes, an economy collapses, or conflict erupts, Mercy Corps is there. We respond immediately to meet urgent needs for food, water and shelter, and stay beyond the emergency to partner with communities for their long-term recovery. Learn more about our work 

Our network of experienced professionals in more than 40 countries literally speaks the language — 93 percent of our field staff are from the country where they work — giving them unique insight into what will move communities from relief to recovery and ultimately toward resilience. Meet our team 

We believe even in the world’s most challenging places, people have the power to transform their own lives when they have the right resources. Growing more food, earning higher incomes, advocating for their needs — we leverage their local logic to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions that build stronger communities. Now, and for the future. Find out how you can help 

Mercy Corps
Allen Grossman was a director at the Mercy Corps, and is an advisory council member for the Acumen Fund.  

Note: Andrea Soros is a director at the Acumen Fund, and George Soros’s daughter.
George Soros is Andrea Soros’s father, was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and a benefactor for the Human Rights Watch.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), the Human Rights Watch, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Linda A. Mason is a trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), was a director at the Human Rights Watch, and the chair for the Mercy Corps.
Anita Bekenstein is a trustee at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and was a director at the Mercy Corps.

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