Iraq: Literacy class graduation in Basra April 21, 2011
Graduates of Mercy Corps' literacy program in Basra, Iraq, proudly holding their certificates.
Libya: Volunteer cook for thousands April 18, 2011
In Sami Shakmak's restaurant, a volunteer cook makes part of a meal for thousands of people affected by Libya's ongoing crisis.
Egypt: Joy of all ages in Cairo's Tahrir Square April 12, 2011
Feelings of joy, shared by all ages, in Cairo's Tahrir Square — but many are still feeling the uncertainty of what comes after Egypt's revolution.
Libya: Fatimah Mahfouth and child April 7, 2011
Fatimah Mahfouth was forced to flee an attack on her hometown of Ajdabiya, Libya and delivered a healthy baby boy in a displacement camp.
Egypt: Two girls in Garbage City March 30, 2011
Two young Zabbaleen girls in Garbage City, a slum at the base of Mokkatam Hill on the outskirts of Cairo. Its economy revolves around the collection and recycling of the city's garbage.
Japan: Three-year-old Rin Suzuki, displaced tsunami survivor March 26, 2011
Rin Suzuki, age 3, has been living in the Kesennuma gymnasium with her parents for two weeks.
Egypt: The Egyptian people cast their votes March 21, 2011
Reham, who had never voted before last weekend's referendum in Egypt, looks at the voter card.
Libya: Iman starts her own school March 9, 2011
Because the current instability and violence have closed schools in Libya, 9-year-old Iman (center, behind table, wearing brown and white) is teaching her neighborhood friends basic arithmetic and grammar.
DR Congo: Boy in Buhimba IDP camp, Congo January 13, 2011
A boy living in the Buhimba camp for families displaced by war, outside the city of Goma, DR Congo.
Zimbabwe: Beauty Jokonya with crop December 15, 2010
Beauty Jokonya, a local farmer in Zimbabwe's Murehwa district, with bounty from her crop field — which, with help from Mercy Corps, she and her husband irrigate with a treadle pump.