Somalia: Bringing youth together on and off the pitch
Last month, I stood on the sidelines of a field that felt all too familiar, yet worlds apart. I was in Garowe, Somalia — more than 8,000 miles from home in Portland, Oregon — celebrating Somali Youth Day with a 10-day youth soccer tournament.
China: Hygiene kits help earthquake survivors in remote villages
“People are so excited they arrive early to help unload the kits and wait anxiously for their names to be called to receive them,” said emergency response team member Liu Xiao.
Advocating for food assistance funding in Congress
Mercy Corps and other NGO partners are fighting to prevent devastating cuts in the federally-funded program that provides lifesaving assistance to tens of millions of hungry families around the world.
Indonesia: Fighting poverty in the Spice Islands
Amid the tropical beauty of Indonesia's Maluku islands some families are living on less than 36 cents a day. We're helping spice farmers turn the abundance all around them into profit.
South Sudan: Feeding families from the ground up
Thousands displaced by conflict are trying to start new lives in the Abyei area. But access to food is limited in the contested border region.
Syria: Couple trades wedding gifts for donations to help Syrian refugees
With a Mercy Corps fundraising page, Molly and Bo are using their wedding to bring family and friends together to make a difference for those in need.
Colombia: NPR discusses second chances for child soldiers
Peace talks are in progress, but the FARC continues to recruit young people to their front lines. Our Country Director in Colombia talks about the plight of child soliders and our efforts to help those who escape build new lives.
Mali: Emergency funds are helping families survive year of shocks
What can a piece of paper do? How our voucher distributions have made an impact in the midst of prolonged drought and conflict in Mali.
Niger: Meet our field staff: Ibro
After leaving a job in radio journalism, Ibro is turning the message of resilience into reality for drought-stricken communities in Niger.
Indonesia, Uganda, Zimbabwe: Agri-Fin Mobile program provides big benefits on small phones
How Mercy Corps and local partners are bundling services on a unique mobile platform to help smallholder farmers boost their harvests and incomes.