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Haiti: Spending Thanksgiving in Haiti
So today from Haiti, I'm thinking of all my people in States, sitting around the Thanksgiving table. What a great thought! I love Thanksgiving.
Mongolia: Changing the economic face of Mongolia
Ms. Tsegee has an infectious smile. I first met her in the Mercy Corps office I am visiting here in the Western Mongolian Province of Uvs. Ms.
Haiti: What's needed most in Haiti right now
Kenya: Let the festivities begin!
The other day on my Facebook wall, I wrote "Merry Christmas" and most of my friends told me that it was premature and way before time. But I differ with them. Reason: it’s the season of giving.
Indonesia: Self-recollection on the ferry from Mentawai
November 16 marked my one-year service anniversary with Mercy Corps West Sumatra.
Colombia: Rising from the rubble in Barranquilla
When I first visited the neighborhood of El Bosque in Barranquilla, the landslide had affected nearly 350 families, with the partial or complete collapse of a large portion of the community. That was 10 days ago.
Philippines: Texting her way to a better business
San Miguel is a bustling neighborhood in the center of Manila, home to many of the jeepney drivers and low-wage laborers that make up the city’s poor.
Nicaragua: Dispelling the stories I've built up with the stories I find
I’m spending a little time these days catching up on a widely-acclaimed television show. On a recent episode, I heard — in the background — a reference to Vietnam. I had an almost-instant reaction and visual upon hearing the name of that place.
Our Iraq team asks you to take the pledge
Last week I met with the Global Citizen Corps team in Northern Iraq.
Myanmar: Responding to Cyclone Giri
Mercy Corps has dispatched an assessment team to Myanmar's western coast in the wake of a cyclone that has left 71,000 people homeless, according to UN estimates.