Colombia: Video: Traveling in the Chocó May 16, 2010
Boats, horses, motorcycles ... and lots of mud. Watch how Mercy Corps staff travel in the rugged and remote Darién region of Colombia.
Colombia: Video: Empowering displaced women in Putumayo May 16, 2010
Part of our assistance to newly displaced families in Colombia's Putumayo department includes skills training so they can earn a living. Here, women learn how to make handbags that can fetch a good price locally.
Haiti: Helping teachers and kids recover in Port-au-Prince May 15, 2010
In the car with Sandrine and Magdala, two of our talented trainers in Comfort for Kids, our program designed to teach adults ways to help address the post-earthquake psychosocial needs of children. We’re on our way to the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.
Give them back their names May 14, 2010
I came home yesterday to find a plastic bag and a flyer hanging from my front door. After going inside the house, I unfolded the flyer to see what it was all about. The thing I noticed first on the piece of paper was a black-and-white photograph depicting three skeletal African children.
Global Citizen Corps: youth changing the world May 14, 2010
So, is it OK for a dad to brag on a blog? My daughter, Kevyn, is a 4.0 student majoring in social welfare and communications at Seattle University. In spite of the fact that she is carrying a heavy academic load, she has been volunteering to assist inner city disadvantaged children.
Colombia: Video: Conserving the mangroves in Bocas Del Atrato May 14, 2010
See how we're helping an Afro-Colombian fishing community along Colombia's northern coast conserve mangrove forests that protect their homes, secure their livelihoods and sustain the region's biodiversity.
China: Young earthquake survivors in Qinghai start to tell their story May 14, 2010
Sometimes it’s the intangibles that can make all the difference in healing after a disaster.
Timor-Leste: Photo of the Day: Timor-Leste May 13, 2010
A verdant landscape in rural Timor-Leste (East Timor) with traditional buildings, horses and mountains.
Colombia: Video: Protecting indigenous lands in Colombia May 11, 2010
Start with a nationwide war fought largely to acquire land. Then add overlapping titles, valuable natural resources, a sparsely populated region and an inefficient government, and you've got all the ingredients for boundary disputes.
One year, almost 500 stories, 145 authors, 31 countries — and you May 11, 2010
A year ago today, we launched this blog to be — just like the tagline says — "a daily look into the work, thoughts and ideas of our team around the world." Mercy Corps is blessed with a diverse and vibrant staff that does amazing things every day, and we wanted to do a better job of getting their