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Apr 25, 2015
International Medical Corps Responding to Devastating Earthquake in Nepal April 25, 2015 - LOS ANGELES/LONDON - International Medical Corps is responding to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal less than 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu at 11:41am local time.  More than 700 people have died and the death toll is expected to climb much higher as rescue efforts are still in the early stages. Reports from the region show widespread damage.  Aftershocks shook the region for several hours after the initial earthquake.  Search and rescue operations are underway and hospitals in the capital have been inundated with patients.  Medicines and supplies are expected to be depleted quickly. Communications with the region are limited.  
Apr 23, 2015
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, April 23 the House Committee on Foreign Affairs unanimously approved the Global Food Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 1567). Speaking in response, InterAction President and CEO Sam Worthington said: "InterAction applauds the passage of H.R. 1567, the Global Food Security Act of 2015, by the House Foreign Affairs Committee today."  
Apr 22, 2015
The first session of the Summer Peacebuilding Institute starts in Harrisonburg, Virginia in just under two weeks, on May 4, 2015.More than 150 people from 35 countries have already signed up to take one or more of the 16 courses being offered.This is a great opportunity for you and/or your employees to gain training in new skills, enhance their current skills, and/or network with other similar organizations from around the world.While several courses are full and have a waiting list, we still have limited space available in the following courses:Session 1, May 4-12, 2015Building Civil Society Movements: Use negotiation, mediation, and dialogue to structure decision-making and strategic planning processes to build successful social change coalitions.Restorative Justice: Explore an alternative to the criminal justice system’s focus on punishment. Identify needs and roles of key stakeholders in crimes or violence.Faith-Based Peacebuilding: Identify and discuss sources of conflict and resources for peacebuilding within and between religions. Develop capacity for interfaith engagement.Session 2 (may 14 – 22, 2015)Developing Restorative Organizations: Reduce conflict in the workplace and increase the satisfaction of your employees, customers, and clients. (ALMOST FULL)Safe Communities, Safe Homes: Explore connections between family, gender, and community violence. Discuss the effect violence in one area of our life has on other areas.Changing Society through Media: Discover the power of documentary to promote peace, transform relationships, and build community. Create transformative storytelling in multiple digital forms. No previous digital media experience necessary. This is a two-session course in sessions 2 and 3. Participants must take both sessions. Additional course fees apply.Session 3 (May 25 – June 2, 2015)Training Design and Facilitation: Experience and practice various methods for teaching adults new knowledge and skills that are retained longer. Facilitate your own training design.Community Organizing for Social Change: Explore strategies for organizing and building social change networks and communities through various models and approaches.Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR), Level 1: Discover processes and tools for addressing trauma, breaking cycles of violence, and building resilience. Increase awareness of the impact of trauma on mind, body, beliefs, and behavior. (ALMOST FULL)Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Analyze forgiveness and reconciliation in personal, spiritual, social, political dimensions. Explore implementation in deeply divided societies. (ALMOST FULL)Session 4 (June 4 – 12, 2015)Strategies for Trauma-Informed Organizations: Discuss why organizations need to be trauma sensitive. Develop client care, worker care, and organizational effectiveness policies.Justice in Transition: Explore how transitional justice addresses the legacies of human rights abuses. Review social justice in local, national international, and indigenous structures.Rehearsal for Reality: Investigate theater’s connection with community activism and civil discourse. Develop embodied performance skills and tools to engage individuals/communities.Please note that we keep a waiting list for all full courses. It is possible that space will become available if someone has to drop out of a course. For a list of all courses being taught at SPI 2015, click here.And if you are unable to make it to the Summer Peacebuilding Institute, there are two easy ways to see what is going on:Follow us on twitter and join the conversation at #CJPSPIVisit our facebook page 
Apr 21, 2015
Apr 21, 2015
April 21, 2015 - LOS ANGELES/LONDON – Yesterday’s coalition airstrike in Sana’a, Yemen, injured six International Medical Corps staff working in the organization’s Sana’a office and damaged one of its critical humanitarian supply warehouses containing much-needed medicines and medical and other relief supplies.“Yesterday’s airstrike injured a number of International Medical Corps staff, and we remain extremely concerned for all of our staff in Yemen.  These heroic Yemeni women and men are working around the clock to provide medical treatment to the injured, nutrition support to malnourished children and medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and clinics that now find themselves on the front lines of this fight,” said Jon Cunliffe, International Medical Corps’ Yemen Country Director.  “All parties to the conflict must do more to protect civilians and allow lifesaving humanitarian relief to reach all those in need.” International Medical Corps mobile medical teams are on the ground working to provide lifesaving medical treatment and nutrition services in some of the hardest hit locations in Yemen and is also delivering vital medications and supplies to 78 primary health facilities in Sana’a, Taiz and Lahj governorates.  In addition, International Medical Corps has provided essential emergency medicines and medical supplies to 13 hospitals In Aden, Taiz, Sana’a and Harad cities, along with Lahj and Al Dhalah governorates. International Medical Corps has been working in Yemen since 2012, with three offices around the country and more than 175 local staff.“Right now, we are distributing relief supplies we already had in country and what we’ve been able to purchase on the local market, but supplies and fuel are becoming scarce,” said Cunliffe.  “The greatest limiting factor for the humanitarian effort in Yemen is safe, secure access to those in need.  Once International Medical Corps is able to get additional staff and supplies into to hard-hit areas, we are prepared to provide a comprehensive response—including providing trauma and emergency health care, vital medical supplies and training for local first responders, who will help the people of Yemen now and long into the future.”About International Medical Corps:Since its inception 30 years ago, International Medical Corps' mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. For more information visit: Also see us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.Contact Info:Los Angeles Lisa EllisDirector of Global London Josh HarrisCommunications Manager+44 (0)20 7017
Apr 15, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact:   Megan Davenport 501-280-3076, 501-912-9226 (mobile) or mdavenport@winrock.orgTim Holder 501-280-3080, 501-626-1918 (mobile) or tholder@winrock.orgFor more media information and downloadable logos, click here.ARLINGTON, Va. (April 15, 2015) – Winrock International announces that Christopher (Kiff) Gallagher, Jr. has been named the organization’s new Vice President of External Affairs. Gallagher will oversee and manage all of Winrock’s global marketing, branding and communications, and will supervise Winrock’s New Business Services group.Gallagher joins Winrock after a successful career as a social entrepreneur, communications strategist, political advisor, and policy and program development specialist. Most recently, Gallagher worked as a consultant, advising clients on strategic communications, social impact and business development. He has worked with national and international organizations, such as CARE and the Gates Foundation, as well as multi-national corporations and Silicon Valley start-ups.Previously, Gallagher served as founder and CEO of MusicianCorps, Executive Director of Social Venture Network, Director of Strategic Communications at Odwalla, Inc., and on the White House legislative team that created the national service program, AmeriCorps.“We are fortunate to have such an accomplished professional in the role of Vice President of External Affairs,” said Rodney Ferguson, Winrock President and CEO. “Kiff brings a tremendous energy and new perspectives to our new business and communications team.”Gallagher says he is excited about joining Winrock and the new challenges it brings: “I’m thrilled to join Winrock’s executive team; and work closely with our experts and partners to improve lives worldwide,” he said.Gallagher has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Wesleyan University’s College of Letters, an interdisciplinary study of history, literature, ethics and philosophy.Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Winrock is headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., and has an office in Arlington, Va., with project offices worldwide. - 30 -
Apr 14, 2015
Alexandria, Virginia, April 10—Islamic Relief USA is launching an appeal to raise $100,000 for food aidin response to the rapidly worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen.