Haiti: Helping teachers and kids recover in Port-au-Prince
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
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
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
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.