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What this will help support: the Global Citizen Corps Summit
It starts with a gathering, From Jakarta to Beirut, from Edinburgh to Baghdad, from Madison to Amman, from New York to Islamabad; these are the cities where young people are taking a stand between the world they see and the world they want.
Pakistan: Bringing hope to those who have none
After three long months, many of Pakistan’s millions of flood-displaced citizens are starting to return home. Most are happy and relieved, but all are grappling with the next phase of this devastating disaster: how to rebuild when they have nothing left.
Zimbabwe: Helping children live with HIV through Good Hope
Taking care of children living with HIV, or those who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS, can wear a guardian down. Clinic visits never seem to end. There is never enough food to fill everyone’s bellies. And money on hand never seems to cover all the transportation and medical costs.
Pakistan: The chronicles of "Chlorine Baba"
Munawar Abbass is serious about water. Munawar is a Mercy Corps water coordinator, and he supervises a compact but complex water-processing plant that is keeping 8,000 flood survivors alive. He’s been at it for more than three months, first in the Swat Valley and now in Sindh Province.
Timor-Leste: Small disasters with no voice are important too
In Timor-Leste (East Timor), this year’s weather has caused more serious problems than ever encountered in living memory and beyond. The dry season was meant to start last March.
Nau apparel company holds special promo with Mercy Corps as 'Partner for Change'
If you’re reading this blog you’re probably a lot like me. You come here to be inspired by the people creating positive change in communities around the globe. I don’t work for Mercy Corps, I work for an apparel company called Nau.
Colombia: VIDEO: What "community-led" looks like
Every year thousands of families in Colombia are displaced from their homes and communities due to violence. They form resettlement camps where they can, often in undesirable locations due to lack of options.
Indonesia: The latest from our emergency response in Mentawai Islands
Pakistan: "Islamabad is not Pakistan"
“Islamabad is not Pakistan.” I’ve heard this several times, and I’ve only been here 24 hours. The idea is that Islamabad, as the capital, is so orderly and sanitized that it doesn’t resemble the rest of the country.
Indonesia: November for the better
October was a busy month for Mercy Corps and for the people of West Sumatra.