Colombia: Video: Conserving the mangroves in Bocas Del Atrato
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
Sometimes it’s the intangibles that can make all the difference in healing after a disaster.
Timor-Leste: Photo of the Day: Timor-Leste
A verdant landscape in rural Timor-Leste (East Timor) with traditional buildings, horses and mountains.
Colombia: Video: Protecting indigenous lands in Colombia
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
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
We returned yesterday from our board meeting in Concepción.
Haiti: A few scenes from Port-au-Prince
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
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
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
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.