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Afghanistan: Almonds for Afghanistan: A farmer tries his hand at a high-value crop
I picked my way gingerly though the rows of young, green wheat as our host, farmer Ahmed Shah*, the Mercy Corps project manager and a few agriculture experts strode ahead across the field.
China: Earthquake devastates China's Qinghai Province
Earlier today, a 6.9 earthquake struck one of China's westernmost provinces, killing at least 400 people and injuring thousands.
Kenya: Reconciliation after violence
The Mercy Corps program in Kenya is all about reconciliation after the period of violence in late 2007 and early 2008.
Spreading the good word of storytelling
I spend most of each workday for Mercy Corps either writing or editing stories. This past weekend, I got to teach a class on why stories matter for all of us.
United States: Make sure they hear from us about hunger
Getting a bunch of advocacy staff from dozens of organizations to all work on the same thing at the same time is a bit like herding cats. That’s what I spent my day doing yesterday.
"My Earthquake Story" — a story for everyone
Healing the helpers
The aftershocks continue night and day following Chile’s 8.8 earthquake on February 27, even though more than a month has passed. On Sunday night, a 4.8 tremor with an epicenter near Santiago set windows rattling and the overhead lamps swaying.
United States: NYC "Films for Change"
Personally, I enjoy watching films in public because I like to see and hear others' reactions — especially when a room is filled with laughter.
Indonesia: Earthquake in Sumatra
Yesterday's 7.7-magnitude earthquake about 125 miles off the coast of northern Sumatra caused surprisingly little damage.
Kenya: About to visit overseas programs for the first time
I am writing this blog entry from a small village in Kenya called Bondo.