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Stand up for their rights, too
The last time I wrote here, I talked about the stripping of dignity through exploitative photography.
Guatemala: Travels in Alta Verapaz
It's raining again in Coban, Guatemala. Driving out to visit some communities, we come upon the apparently eternal landslide bleeding from the rain the night before, and washing out the road with its rust-red mud and boulders.
Kyrgyzstan: The humbling reality of recent events
I was several days into my Mercy Corps internship and still couldn’t kick the jet-leg. I decided to trade in the view of my bedroom ceiling for some fresh air. I walked towards the city center as dawn crept over the jagged snowcapped peaks of Kyrgyzstan.
Haiti: Rural scenes of Haiti's Central Plateau
Liberia: Welcome to Liberia
When writer Bija Gutoff visited Mercy Corps programs in Liberia she was greeted with joyful singing and dancing.
Liberia: Community radio in Liberia
Mercy Corps is supporting community radio in Liberia. 75-80 thousand people tune in to learn the latest news and community events.
United States: New York Action Center: Shop for Change Fair Trade Trunk Show
Like most New Yorkers, I LOVE to shop. Never mind baseball — snagging a bag of fantastic finds and super bargains is indeed our city’s favorite pastime.
Kyrgyzstan: You're going where?
A couple of weeks ago, I began informing my friends and family that I will be spending this summer interning out of Mercy Corps’ Kyrgyzstan office. Apart from the "Borat" jokes (wrong country, folks), general responses have included:
Haiti: Working to address Haitians' basic needs
The camps. Today, when you hear about Haiti, the camps are probably among the first images that come to mind. For many of us, they have become the central symbol of loss and suffering in this country. Unfortunately for hundreds of thousands in Port-au-Prince, the camps are also home.
Colombia: Video: Traveling in the Chocó
Boats, horses, motorcycles ... and lots of mud. Watch how Mercy Corps staff travel in the rugged and remote Darién region of Colombia.