Le Lézard
Classified in: Health, Science and technology, Covid-19 virus
Subject: NPT

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

These press releases may also interest you

at 22:45
Based in Willowbrook, Illinois, Russell Health, a national marketer and distributor of specialty medical products and services, has recently been issued company trademark registrations from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Russell...

at 22:30
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the upcoming release of the DZ-D100 DERMOCAMERA that allows close-up shots with the lens directly touching the skin as well as ordinary shots, all using a single camera. The new product was created based on...

at 22:10
Personalis, Inc. , a leader in advanced genomics for population sequencing and cancer, today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,950,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $38.00 per...

at 21:59
New England College of Optometry (NECO) announced today the receipt of a grant from the The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, that will fund a new diversity and inclusion scholarship.  Beatriz Perez, Chair and...

at 20:44
HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp. (the "Company"), a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of entering into a combination with one or more businesses, today announced the pricing of its upsized initial public offering of...

at 20:00
Scopus BioPharma Inc. today announced the pricing of a $9 million follow-on public offering.  The offering consists of 1,000,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $9.00 per share.  The company has granted the underwriters a 45-day...

News published on 30 november 2020 at 21:30 and distributed by: