Yemen: How we can turn the tide September 25, 2012
Some say Yemen is on the edge of abyss. But there is a tremendous opportunity in Yemen — especially if we can harness the potential of the youth.
Ethiopia: A nomadic life inspires mobile health work September 24, 2012
Mohamed Shariff Ali ("Mali") works around the clock these days overseeing Mercy Corps health and resilience programs in Ethiopia. But when he was growing up, he remembers life revolving around three things: the animals, the weather and the seasons.
Jordan, Syria: Leena's worries for her children September 20, 2012
I met Leena in the Zaatari refugee camp, near Jordan's northwest border with Syria.
Yemen: Beyond protests, a country working to thrive September 16, 2012
Yemen does not have a movie theater and only 11% of the population has access to the Internet. Nonetheless, “Innocence of Muslims,” the now notorious film that mocks Prophet Muhammad, generated violent protests in the capital of Sana’a this week.
Support for families in the Middle East shouldn't waver September 14, 2012
Like most people, I've been shocked and saddened by recent news from the Middle East and North Africa. An American ambassador killed in Libya. Rioters tearing up U.S. flags in Cairo. Anti-Western protests in Sudan, Yemen, Malaysia and elsewhere.
Liberia: Youth find work meeting new needs September 14, 2012
Two young men sit outside the shop that's brought them a new source of income.
Zimbabwe: A fresh look at gender September 14, 2012
As a Project Officer with our Joint Initiative Management team in Zimbabwe, I spend a lot of time collecting data about how our programs have worked.
Haiti: Inside microinsurance in Haiti September 13, 2012
As Tropical Storm Isaac hit Haiti in late August, all eyes were watching to see whether the country would be overwhelmed by the latest storm.
Lebanon, Syria: Building a community of support for refugees September 12, 2012
Two signature Mercy Corps programs will bring support and healing to young Syrian refugees, their parents, and Lebanese hosts families, all affected by the escalating violence in Syria.
Libya: U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens inspires continued work for progress September 12, 2012
Back in July 2011, in the heat of the battle for Libya, I sat with Chris Stevens — then the U.S. government’s special envoy to the Libyan opposition — in his compound in Benghazi.