Ethiopia, Kenya: Responding to historic drought November 8, 2011
Here's a video report from my trip last month to the drought-stricken Horn of Africa. It focuses on Ethiopia, where Mercy Corps is providing medical care to malnourished children, restoring them to health using medicines, vitamins and food formulated especially for underfed infants.
Texas school raises $1,200 for Horn relief November 1, 2011
On September 30, Doerre Intermediate School in Spring, Texas, held a staff-versus-student charity volleyball game that raised $1,200 to benefit Mercy Corps' efforts to fight hunger in the Horn of Africa.
West Bank and Gaza: Getting Google to Gaza November 1, 2011
Through an innovative Mercy Corps’ partnership with Google and the Source of Hope Foundation, young Palestinian web developers receive firsthand training and mentoring from engineers and business people from cutting-edge technology companies – as well as potential seed capital funding.
Kenya: We still need you to stretch out your hands October 27, 2011
Yesterday I wrote to our supporters about my recent trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, where people are suffering the terrible effects of the worst drought in 60 years.
Central African Republic: From violence to vocation, fear to freedom October 24, 2011
Mercy Corps counseling centers help women recover from abuse and put the power of self-determination in their own hands.
Tunisia: Election day in Tunisia October 23, 2011
The blue ink on the tip of the fingers of these Tunisians indicates they've voted in the first free and fair election in their country's history.
Tunisia: A day for democracy October 23, 2011
I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve heard the word “democracy” today. I’m in Tunis on a day that will go down in history as Tunisia’s first free elections in over 23 years.
Indonesia: Uneasiness after sectarian violence in Ambon October 22, 2011
It has been over a month since conflict erupted again in Ambon, bringing back memories of the religious conflict which for many was a terrible but distant memory.
Tunisia: Preparing for Sunday's historic vote October 21, 2011
Nobody has ever explained participatory democracy to the people I met today in El Ktar in southern Tunisia. Until recently it was only a vague concept, irrelevant to their daily lives.
Libya: Joy, closure and reflection in Misrata October 20, 2011
Nobody expected that it would be like this. However, as the news and rumors started trickling in about the capture of Qaddafi in the early afternoon, the whole town of Misurata exploded into a joyous mood.