Mercy Corps Worker Rides Out Latest Earthquake On Side Of Cliff

Posted by Pat Boyle on May 12, 2015
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KATHMANDU, Nepal — When Tuesday’s 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, Mercy Corps worker Christy Delafield was in a cliff side village in the Kavre region.  She was there with some engineers to see if buildings could be salvaged after last month’s 7.8 magnitude quake.

She says some of the children started to scream and “right away, I started to feel it.  You …

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Medical Teams International Heads to Nepal

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 29, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland-based Medical Teams International sent a team of volunteers to Nepal Wednesday morning to help the country deal with last weekend’s devastating earthquake. It’s Global Emergency and Security Advisor headed there over the weekend.

Dr. Paul Neumann is one of the volunteers leaving from PDX. This is not his first disaster response effort. He says: “I was in …

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Mercy Corps Relief Workers in Nepal

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on April 28, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The 7.8 earthquake in Nepal which has destroyed numerous buildings and roads has affected at least 8 million people.  The death toll has climbed over 5,000 now.

Mercy Corps is distributing relief kits with toothpaste, toothbrushes, clothing and cooking utensils.

Over the last 48 hours, additional concerns have grown around health and hygiene as people aren’t able to wash their …

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Vigil for Nepal

Posted by Mike Turner on April 27, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Mercy Corps Northwest held a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Nepal earthquake on Monday night.  Survivors are without food, water and shelter and Nepalese people living in Portland are worried for family and friends left behind.

The relief agency has a hundred workers in Nepal at present and will be available to begin distribution of supplies …

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American, Italian Hostages Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

Posted by Associated Press on April 23, 2015
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Dr. Warren Weinstein

WASHINGTON — Blaming the “fog of war,” President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and an Italian, two hostages held by al-Qaida, as well as two other Americans who had leadership roles with the terror network.

Obama somberly said he took full responsibility for the January CIA strikes and regretted the deaths …

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