Ten best photos of 2012 December 10, 2012
In 2012, we sent photographers to cover some of the most remarkable stories in 10 different countries, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Colombia to South Sudan.
Afghanistan: Thoughts from a recent visit December 10, 2012
In strategic governance and economic development work, Mercy Corps' CEO sees progress toward a stronger future in Afghanistan.
Jordan, Syria: Improving life in refugee camp December 7, 2012
The Zaatari refugee camp is practically unrecognizable from the giant dustbowl it was when it opened this past July.
Ethiopia: Clean water for Anab December 7, 2012
What can clean water do for women in Ethiopia? Find out how Anab's health — and future — are looking better thanks to the new reservoir Mercy Corps built.
Ethiopia: Emergency food for Nasteho December 6, 2012
What does a mother in remote Ethiopia do to help her malnourished infant? Fadumo found help at a visit from Mercy Corps' mobile health unit.
Myanmar: An acre of rice for Kyi December 5, 2012
In rural Sit Kone village, accessible only by a two-hour boat ride from the closest town, Kyi (pictured left) depends on his land to support his family of eight.
South Sudan: A classroom for Asholl December 4, 2012
Asholl loves school so much that she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. The second grader would stay in class all day if she could: "I like learning to read and write. I am bored when I have to stay home and it is raining. There is nothing to do."
Symbolic gifts + goodies: Six perfect pairs December 4, 2012
It’s a common conundrum. You love the goodwill you feel when you give symbolic gifts to your loved ones and help a family in need in the process. But you can’t exactly tie a bow around your good deed and place it under the tree. And some of us take gift-wrapping very seriously.
Niger: A goat for Santou December 3, 2012
Feeding six children has not been easy for Santou — especially as a hunger crisis took hold of Niger and the entire Sahel region of West Africa this year.
DR Congo: Distributing food to overwhelmed camps December 3, 2012
Mercy Corps has distributed food to more than 11,000 families who were displaced after Goma was captured by M23 rebels two weeks ago.