2005 BILL GRAHAM AWARD
Mercy Corps saves and improves lives in the world’s toughest places. Poverty. Conflict. Disaster. These are the global challenges Mercy Corps has been responding to since 1979, helping more than 170 million people survive emergencies and build back better. When a natural disaster strikes, an economy collapses, or conflict erupts, Mercy Corps is there, responding immediately to meet urgent needs for food, water and shelter, and stay beyond the emergency to partner with communities for their long-term recovery.
In memory of pioneering producer and founding Rex board member Bill Graham, himself a refugee, this award is for those working to assist children who are victims of political oppression and human rights violations.