DR Congo: Monitoring needs as Goma falls
Mercy Corps is monitoring humanitarian needs as the situation unfolds in eastern Congo, where rebel forces have taken control of Goma, the capital of Congo's war-torn North Kivu province.
West Bank and Gaza: Assessments postponed, staff lose homes
After rumors of a cease-fire that never materialized yesterday, Gazans spent another sleepless night under even heavier bombardment from Israel, according to Mercy Corps team leaders there. We spoke with them today at 6:00 p.m.
West Bank and Gaza: Report from Gaza City
Isdud Al-Najjar usually spends her days managing Mercy Corps programs in Gaza that range from offering afterschool activities to paying people to rebuild farm roads. But the 36-year-old mother of three has spent the last week hunkered down in her Gaza City home. I spoke to her around 7:30 p.m.
Niger: Women farming more food
In the Djolley Fandou village in the drought-stricken Tillaberi region of Niger, women are in charge of the farming; most of the men left early on during the hunger crisis to find work in the city.
Why I give Mercy Corps Gifts
It's easy to get caught up in the shopping rush of the holidays. But these three shoppers have chosen a different route, trading DVDs and sweaters for donkeys and school supplies.
West Bank and Gaza: Mercy Corps urges peaceful resolution to avert humanitarian crisis
Mercy Corps is gravely concerned about the escalating violence between Israel and Gaza.
Guatemala: Speeding relief to earthquake survivors
Mercy Corps is providing emergency food for families affected by the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Guatemala last week.
Ethiopia: A little laughter, a lot of water
Anab and her friends are getting a kick out of photographer Joni Kabana, who is visiting Mercy Corps programs in Ethiopia this week.
Lebanon, Syria: ‘Here, I feel safe’
Laughter could be heard across the yard of the Beitokom Community Center in Baalbeck, as Alaa raced to greet us. The 13-year-old and his family recently arrived from Damascus, having fled near-nightly bombardment, terror and immeasurable personal loss.
Niger: One more meal
At the second of three cash distributions in Niger, Mercy Corps staff heard that families have been able to eat one additional meal every day thanks to the support.