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Mercy Corps Reaches More Than 15 Million People with COVID-19 Response


PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The global organization Mercy Corps has reached more than 15.1 million people, addressing both the immediate and long-term impact of COVID-19. Since launching the COVID-19 Resilience Fund in mid-April, the organization has raised over $60.5 million dollars (£45.6 million GBP) including contributions from individuals, foundations, corporate partners and institutional donors. The fund helps teams adapt in real time as well as start up new programs designed to meet emerging needs.

"As the second and third waves of COVID-19 sweep through communities across the globe, we continue to see drastic increases in poverty, unemployment, hunger and conflict," says Tjada D'Oyen McKenna, Mercy Corps' CEO. "Our teams are not only working tirelessly to prevent the virus' spread, they are also helping communities to persevere through the economic impact, which will be severe and long-lasting."

Mercy Corps' COVID-19 response includes:

Protecting health and meeting urgent needs. In many places across the globe clean water and soap are hard to access, physical distancing is near impossible, and access to accurate and reliable information is challenging.

Supporting economic resilience and recovery. Small businesses, entrepreneurs and informal workers are disproportionately impacted by the economic crisis, further driving inequality.

Full reports on Mercy Corps' efforts to provide emergency support to vulnerable families and communities during this crisis can be found on our website (July 2020, Nov. 2020).

Media Contact

Christy Delafield, Mercy Corps, 202-394-1712, cdelafield@mercycorps.org

 

SOURCE Mercy Corps


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