Mennonite Central Committee

Aid to North Korea needed
06 Dec 00 | North Korea -- The United Nations recently warned that millions of people face starvation in North Korea unless foreign aid is dramatically increased. MCC plans to ship another 91.4 metric tons of canned beef and 12,000 newborn kits, which ...

Number of Ebola cases rising in Uganda
06 Dec 00 | Uganda -- The death toll from the Ebola virus continues to rise in Uganda, where 153 of the 373 people diagnosed with Ebola have died. The struggle against Ebola was dealt a blow last week when the medical superintendent of Lacor Hospital, one of...

Peru, Haiti government transitions
29 Nov 00 | Controversial elections in Haiti will probably return Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power. Aristide, a former Catholic priest, was Haiti's first freely-elected president.

Warring Ugandan tribes seek peace
22 Nov 00 | More than 100 representatives -- community, religious and traditional leaders, men and women -- from the Acholi and Karimajong tribes will meet Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Kalongo to negotiate. Peace efforts are being led by the Acholi Religious ...

Building democracy in Lesotho
17 Nov 00 | MASERU, Lesotho -- After fighting surrounded the elections in 1998, people in this southern Africa country are asking what democracy means, Lira Theko of the Democracy Project in Lesotho said. The Transformation Resource Centre is one of Mennonite...

Violent toys more than child's play, say volunteer toy inspectors
17 Nov 00 | , - A group of volunteer toy inspectors has called for the removal of violent toys from the shelves of Winnipeg stores. Approximately 30 volunteers -- most of them Mennonite -- performed a violent toy assessment on 12 Winnipeg stores in early ...

Flood relief continues in India
17 Nov 00 | RAMNAGAR, India -- Flood water rushed into Ramnagar Village in eastern India the night of Sept. 23. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) supplied Sreema Mahila with rice, lentils, milk powder, biscuits, bleaching powder, tarpaulins and medicines.

MCC celebrates 30 years in Bangladesh
17 Nov 00 | DHAKA, Bangladesh -- At an all-day celebration in Dhaka, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) workers recognized 30 years of MCC work in Bangladesh. The celebration began with addresses by special guests Matia Chowdhury, Bangladeshi Minister of ...

Bangladeshi families benefit from MCC's work
17 Nov 00 | The water level on their 1/20 acre homestead was often too high to grow rice or vegetables, so with assistance from Mennonite Central Committee's (MCC) Farm Family Development Program (FFDP), Hossain dug a small pond to try cultivating fish. At ...

Midwives in Bangladesh learn safe procedures
15 Nov 00 | Bangladesh -Giving birth is now safer for some rural Bangladeshi women. Over the past three years, MCC workers in Noakhali District have invited local midwives to participate in 10-day training courses that teach sanitary techniques.

Kentucky forest fires avoid SWAP facilities and volunteers' homes
08 Nov 00 | Kentucky Forest fires in eastern Kentucky reached the edge of the MCC forestry camp and other property in Harlan, Ky., but now seem to be under control. Fueled by drought-like conditions, fires are burning across North Carolina, Virginia and ...

Head of victim programs appointed to law commission advisory council
06 Nov 00 | - A prominent advocate on behalf of victims of crime has been appointed to the Law Commission of Canada's advisory council. Wilma Derksen, who heads up Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada's Victim Programs, will act as an advisor to the ...

Recipient of Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Named
06 Nov 00 | -- Kathleen Anzenavs of Vancouver, B.C. has been awarded the Canadian Japanese-Mennonite scholarship for 2000. The Canadian Japanese Mennonite Scholarship is jointly sponsored by MCC and the National Association of Japanese Canadians.

Medical volunteer witness to Jamaica's violent prisons
03 Nov 00 | Roger Neill remembers the screams of an inmate being stabbed to death in the prison where he works. An experienced psychiatric social worker, Neill began working with the Jamaica Department of Correctional Services nearly two years ago to ...

Damascus Road explores new directions
28 Oct 00 | After five years of bringing anti-racism training to more than 35 church related institutions, the Damascus Road project is adding two new efforts to its work. Damascus Road is planning to focus more training at the congregational level and offer...

7,000 School Kits Delivered to Liberia
28 Oct 00 | MCC is shipping 7,000 school kits to Liberia, a country recovering from seven years of civil war. The recipient, Church Related Education Development Organization (CREDO), is a consortium of Christian schools that helps to supply basic school ...

Damascus Road founders reflect on history, future
28 Oct 00 | In a letter to the Damascus Road Anti-Racism Table steering committee and core training team, co-coordinators Stoltzfus and Shearer emphasized that they came they came to their decisions separately. Damascus Road is part of the Mennonite Central ...

MDS Partners with United Way
21 Oct 00 | -- In a public ceremony that celebrated community partnerships and faith in God, disaster survivor Lucille Jordan crossed the threshold of her new home. Jordan's was the first house in North Carolina to be built through a collaborative effort of ...

Haiti trial boosts hopes for justice
21 Oct 00 | PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- So rarely are human rights abuses punished in Haiti that Anna Versluis, a former Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) volunteer, was stunned when the Port-au-Prince police commissioner was arrested in connection with the ...

Post-hurricane projects build community spirit in El Salvador
21 Oct 00 | Before Hurricane Mitch, the casa comunal, or community building, was one more reminder of La Linea's problems. Hurricane Mitch's effects on La Linea were not as dramatic as the devastation in other parts of the region, according to MCC El ...

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