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  • Chinese Young Successful entrepreneur and passionate philanthropist Mr.Yu Xue (Martin) visited MC Nepal Program

    Date: Nov 15, 2017

    Mr.Yu Xue (Martin), a young successful entrepreneur and passionate philanthropist from China, paid a visit to Mercy Corps project in Kailali District and spent two days in the field and Kathmandu for an orientation of Mercy Corps programming in Nepal. Martin founded Peal Humanitarian Rescue with register in China and Front Field Doctor with register in Geneva. Both organizations are aiming to provide humanitarian and development aid to the developing world. Martin's team have worked with Mercy Corps' response team in Ecuador earthquake and Haiti hurricane on the ground. During his visit, he had interacted with local cooperative, visited young women who started their business from MC STEM program and met with different community groups who were directly benefited from the MC programme . STEM is a programme funded by UK AID to improve girls' learning and encourage girls who are in school to remain there until they pass their School Leaving Certificate (SLC), and also to help those who are out-of-school (OOS) and dropped out in the past four years to return to formal education and remain in school thereafter. Aside from providing academic support in Science, Math’s and English, and the club curriculum covering Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) as well as Life Skills, the clubs present further opportunities to the girls, acting as private and typically female-only sites for social networking and peer support - a provision which is otherwise lacking in girls' lives. Martin attached great importance to health sector for pregnant women and new born babies. He also briefly visited a community health post at Dhangadhi Sub metropolitan city , Beli and Kailali zonal Hospital. Through this visit, MC look forward to an joint effort with Martin and his team to support more vulnerable population in Nepal and other developing world.

  • Senior Operations Director visits SWITCH Asia Carpet and Pashmina project sites

    Date: Jan 27, 2017

    Mr. Ferdig, Senior Operations Director from Mercy Corps visits Kamana Wool Dyeing Industry, Gayatri Pashmina Incorporate and Bharat Carpet Udhyog under SWITCH Asia project “Enhancing Sustainability and Profitability of the Carpet and Pashmina Industries in the Kathmandu Valley” and interacts with project beneficiaries to develop a deeper understanding of the project and SME operations.

  • Mercy Corps Nepal signed PAHAL Project Agreement with Social Welfare Council.

    Date: Apr 25, 2016

    Mercy Corps Nepal (PAHAL consortium lead) signed PAHAL Project Agreement with Social Welfare Council on 25th April 2016.

  • One year later, recovery in Nepal forges on

    Date: Apr 19, 2016

    Last year, a powerful earthquake in Nepal devastated the country. As we look back, one year later, the numbers tell a story about the disaster itself, recovery efforts, and your impact. 135,000 — The number of people we reached with emergency supplies immediately after the disaster, thanks to the compassion of people like you. 7.8 — The magnitude of the initial earthquake, strong enough to shake historical sites to the ground, break roads apart and send homes sliding down Nepal’s beautiful green hillsides. 8 million — The number of people, about 40 percent of Nepal, who were affected by the earthquake and its powerful aftershocks.

  • Quick facts: What you need to know about the Nepal Earthquake

    Date: Apr 07, 2016

    Editor's note: This article was originally published April 26, 2015; it was updated March 28, 2016 to reflect the latest information. On Saturday, April 25, 2015 a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, just northwest of the capital of Kathmandu. It was the worst quake to strike the region in more than 80 years. The area was hit with a second 7.3 magnitude quake just 17 days later, on May 12, causing further damage and suffering for those who had survived the initial disaster. Nepal, well known for its rich cultural heritage and extreme tourism, is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. The damage done by the quake has a put a strain on its citizens that will last for many years.

  • Two Agreements Signed with SWC

    Date: Mar 11, 2016

    Country Director Sanjay Karki and Ram Sharma, Acting Director of Social Welfare Council (SWC) signed two agreements 1. Generations Amazing "Youth Leadership Development Program" and 2. Amendment of IRMI Program.

  • Supporter spotlight: Bhutanese community gives back to Nepal

    Date: Mar 03, 2016

    Compelled to share their connection to the people and culture of Nepal after April's devastating earthquakes, many individuals and organizations have gathered their friends and neighbors to raise money for relief and rebuilding efforts. The residents of Portland, Oregon — where Mercy Corps is headquartered — are no exception. But one very special community has united to raise their voices to repay their decades-old gratitude to the country of Nepal.

  • Tell Congress: Support smart recovery efforts for Nepal

    Date: Mar 03, 2016

    Millions of families and children in Nepal have been struggling to rebuild their lives since the catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25, 2015. While Nepal is no longer in international headlines, Nepalese families are still struggling to get back on their feet. These families need sustained and strategic support to ensure they can build back their lives and homes and be more resilient against future disasters. Senators Ben Cardin (MD) and Mark Kirk (IL) have introduced a bill, the Nepal Recovery Act (S 1822), that is an important first step on the road to recovery for Nepal. It lays out a thoughtful US government policy towards Nepal, and empowers Nepalese with the tools to rebuild their lives, to support youth and to prepare for future emergencies.

  • See why cash is key to helping Nepalis rebuild

    Date: Nov 10, 2015

    It's been six months since a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 9,000 people and rupturing the lives of nearly 8 million. Today, thanks to our supporters and partners, communities are slowly beginning to recover. In the past six months, we’ve reached more than 135,000 people with emergency supplies, cash, food support, safe water and temporary shelter. The earthquake devastated local economies and brought down electricity lines, leaving families with little money and no electricity. ..

  • General Agreement signed between Social Welfare Council and Mercy Corps (August 20, 2015)

    Date: Aug 20, 2015

    Today the General Agreement was signed between Social Welfare Council and Mercy Corps valid for next five years. Mr.Sanjay Karki, Country Director on behalf of Mercy Corps and Mr.Rabindra Kumar, Member Secretary on behalf of Social Welfare Council signed the agreement. This agreement permits Mercy Corps to work in Nepal until 2020.