Afghanistan: A Man and A Country, Woven Together May 17, 2002
James Opie squats down and delicately runs his hands over a small square Afghan rug lying on the floor of his office in a warehouse in Portland, Oregon. His fingers trace its elaborate spiral patterns with a familiarity that suggests that they had followed a similar path many times before.
Afghanistan: Blind Chickens and Social Animals May 15, 2002
Blind Chickens and Social Animals: Creating Spaces for Afghan Women's Narratives under the Taliban, by Anna M. Pont Retail Price: $15.00
Afghanistan: Three strikes, but not out May 13, 2002
When Taj Mohammad graduated from Kabul University Law School 12 years ago he had a different idea of how his life would be today. A barrister by training, Mr. Mohammad lives with his wife, Nasreen, and six children in a tent provided by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
Voices of Courage May 10, 2002
Before May 1992, Zejneba Sarajlic and Stana Avramovic were mere acquaintances who occasionally greeted each other while shopping or passing on the street but whose age and ethnicity kept them apart.
Afghanistan: Returning to the ruins of Dehwarian May 8, 2002
As I approached Dehwairan there was a crowd of men gathered on a hillside. They were exhuming mass graves left behind from the Taliban, hoping to find family members that were missing after the war. Ghosts passed by riding on donkeys.
Afghanistan: Rice, roads and little bit of hope May 6, 2002
"It is an impressive sight," enthuses Engineer Saddiq of Mercy Corps' Taloqan office.
Afghanistan: A powerful partnership in northern Afghanistan April 30, 2002
After six months of extreme challenges and rapidly changing circumstances, Mercy Corps, The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and World Vision International (WVI) are finishing a highly successful project in Northern Afghanistan.
Many Avenues for Mideast Peace Remain Open April 29, 2002
An Israeli friend recently was driving me across Jerusalem on our way to Tel Aviv when he turned off into one of the western suburbs.
Mercy Corps Middle East Fund April 24, 2002
Mercy Corps is seeking to raise $250,000 to initiate a peacebuilding and reconstruction program in the West Bank that will stimulate local economies, repair damaged infrastructure such as schools and ease the suffering of West Bank families. Program Goals
Lebanon: More Than a Typing Class April 23, 2002
Through a collaborative effort between Schools Online (SOL) and Mercy Corps, twelve rural public schools in Lebanon have Internet Learning Centers and over 9360 students will be able to be trained on computer literacy and collaborative learning on the Internet