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Kyrgyzstan: Don't give up on Kyrgyzstan
It has been a very difficult few days indeed watching the tragic events in southern Kyrgyzstan unfold, making frantic calls and worrying about the safety of all our dear friends and my previous colleagues there.
A tribute to Mercy Corps' drivers around the globe
The death of our colleague Habibullah in Pakistan is a good time to reflect on the unheralded role of the Mercy Corps drivers.
Kyrgyzstan: Food delivered to hospital in Osh
Five tons of food and medical aid from Mercy Corps' microfinance company, Kompanion, and three other organizations were distributed to a hospital and a beleaguered neighborhood in Osh yesterday.
Kyrgyzstan: Departing for Kyrgystan
Tajikistan: Vegetarian Food Diaries in Tajikistan, Part 1
I've been in Tajikistan for a few days now and I finally admitted to my colleagues that I packed most of a suitcase with food because I was that worried about my ability to find vegetarian food here. They all laughed at me because the food here is actually quite good, even for vegetarians.
The benefits of community-led development in insecure environments
I have read a lot of research studies in my life, and so I know that lots of research seems to turn up things that we already knew. In some ways, that’s also the case with the study Mercy Corps is about to launch today.
Kyrgyzstan: Calm but underlying tension in Osh and Jalalabad
Here's what our country director, Catherine Brown, reported today:
Kyrgyzstan: Kompanion delivers food to beleaguered hospitals in Osh
Our microfinance company in Kyrgyzstan, Kompanion, has already organized and distributed $35,000 worth of food to hospitals in Osh. They're also collecting clothes to deliver. More than 1700 people have been reported injured by inter-ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan's second-largest city.
Pakistan: Mourning our tragic loss in Pakistan
We are deeply saddened by information we've received indicating the killing of one of our four abducted team members in Pakistan by his captors. Our colleague Habibullah was killed earlier this month after being abducted nearly four months ago. His family was informed of his death on Sunday.
Kyrgyzstan: Contagious violence
The civil unrest in Osh and Jalalabad brings great sadness to the country. Everyday more lives are lost, houses and businesses are destroyed and optimism is challenged.