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Yemen: Beyond protests, a country working to thrive
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
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
Two young men sit outside the shop that's brought them a new source of income.
Zimbabwe: A fresh look at gender
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
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
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
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.
Haiti: Giving kids a sporting chance
Cité Soleil is full of a lot of things, but hope is not one of them.
Haiti: Helping Kids Heal: Emmanuella's story
The 2010 earthquake was just the first tragedy to strike Emmanuella's young life. Amid violence and uncertainty, she's found comfort and confidence on the soccer field.
Remembering Roger Fisher
We were saddened to learn that Roger Fisher passed away last Saturday, 25 August, in Hanover, New Hampshire.