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PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19: Children From Poorest Households Had Greatest Financial and Education Loss, Highest Risk of Violence at Home

Save the Children conducts largest global survey of children and families during COVID crisis

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Sept. 9, 2020)—The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the education of children from poorer backgrounds and is widening the gap between rich and poor and boys and girls, a new global survey by Save the Children revealed today. In the six months since the pandemic was announced, the most vulnerable children have disproportionately missed out on access to education, healthcare, and food and suffered the greatest protection risks. Read More “PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19: Children From Poorest Households Had Greatest Financial and Education Loss, Highest Risk of Violence at Home”

PRESS RELEASE: Americares Responds to COVID-19 Surge in Peru

Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 2, 2020 – Americares is providing surge medical support in Peruvian health facilities overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The health-focused relief and development organization is dispatching medical personnel, all of which are locally based and have experience working within the health system, to health centers in Lambayeque, Lima and Piura to meet the increase in demand for care and provide the struggling health system with some relief as the coronavirus pushes health center capacity to the brink.

“As COVID-19 cases rise in Peru and health facilities continue to struggle with an unprecedented demand for services, our Read More “PRESS RELEASE: Americares Responds to COVID-19 Surge in Peru”

PRESS RELEASE: Mercy Corps Names Tjada D’Oyen McKenna Chief Executive Officer

McKenna brings proven leadership in humanitarian relief and international development

PORTLAND, OR — The Board of Directors of Mercy Corps today named Tjada D’Oyen McKenna as the global organization’s Chief Executive Officer. McKenna will assume leadership at Mercy Corps on October 15, 2020.

“Mercy Corps is rightly recognized around the globe for innovative, bold responses to the world’s toughest challenges,” says McKenna. “It’s an honor to join this organization and in particular this remarkable global team of nearly 6,000 innovative leaders.” Read More “PRESS RELEASE: Mercy Corps Names Tjada D’Oyen McKenna Chief Executive Officer”