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
Video: Thank you for your support for Chile May 11, 2010
We returned yesterday from our board meeting in Concepción.
Haiti: A few scenes from Port-au-Prince May 11, 2010
Lush, green mountains surround Port-au-Prince. The sun in the sky is bright. The city rolls down the flanks of these mountains to the ocean.
Indonesia: Growing with Kedai Balitaku May 11, 2010
I believe that helping people to sell nutritious foods for children is the best strategy to ensure sustainability.
An emerging vision for the Obama Administration May 10, 2010
An earthquake in Haiti. Violent conflict in the Congo. Mass hunger in Niger. An AIDS epidemic spreading across many of the world’s poorest nations. Building peace in the Middle East. Recovering from war in the Balkans.
Haiti: En route to Port-au-Prince May 9, 2010
This afternoon I left a sunny, serene Portland, Oregon. At the ticket counter, when asked my final destination, Port-au-Prince sounded strange coming from my mouth. But here I am, on segment two of my journey, on a plane from Los Angeles to Miami.
Colombia: Video: 'We've relied on each other to survive' May 5, 2010
The youngest, 40-year-old Nancy, was first to arrive in 2007. She was squeezed out by intensifying fighting between guerrillas and paramilitaries and a death threat she couldn't ignore.
Colombia: Video: Reintegrating land mine survivors May 5, 2010
Mercy Corps outfitted a rehabilitation center in southern Colombia with the latest technology as part of a holistic program to reintegrate land mine survivors back into their communities.