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
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.