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NPC Virtual Newsmaker: Mercy Corps CEO Tjada D’Oyen McKenna
March 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mercy Corps CEO, Tjada D’Oyen McKenna, will address the humanitarian mission and efforts to protect the world’s most vulnerable communities during a global pandemic at a National Press Club Headliners Virtual Newsmaker event at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 25.
With nearly 6,000 members, Mercy Corps serves in more than 40 countries, including conflict zones and difficult access areas. It is one of the few non-governmental aid organizations that is still working to meet the needs in Syria – now in its 10th year of sustained conflict.
Mercy Corps’ COVID-specific response has reached more than 15 million people to date, but the pandemic is only intensifying existing challenges and worsening food insecurity, unemployment, economic and gender inequality, and conflict. D’Oyen McKenna will discuss these challenges and the actions necessary to support an equitable global recovery.
This one-hour program will stream live on the Club’s website and YouTube Channel, and is accessible to both the media and members of the general public free-of-charge.
Remarks will be followed by a moderated question-and-answer session.Viewers can send their questions for D’Oyen McKenna via email to [email protected] Please put Mercy Corps in the subject line.