Reflections on 9/11
I was overseas in the UK when 9/11 happened. I made my way to London and participated in a moving, stirring prayer vigil — with people of many faiths from around the world. All seemed united in soulful remembrance of lives lost, while determined to honor the dead by building a better world.
Remembering 9/11, honoring Comfort for Kids
As the difficult anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001 looms, those of us old enough to remember it cannot but think to where we were and what we were doing when the planes hit, and in retrospect, how our individual lives as well as our country has changed.
Kenya: Collecting water in West Wajir
In towns that are lucky enough to have boreholes, Mercy Corps is providing fuel subsidies so that pastoral families can water their herds and protect what livestock they have left.
And the winner is...
"What caught me were her eyes, which despite the conflict and suffering all around, told a story of expectation and hope." — Senior Program Officer Sanjay Gurung
Kenya: Without water in West Wajir
"Look. Over there. See them?"
Somalia: Update from Mogadishu
I just returned from Mogadishu, where we're trucking clean water to three tent camps in Mogadishu, reaching more than 13,000 people every day.
Libya: Metamorphosis of a parking lot
During the holy month of Ramadan, kids here had an opportunity to leave their homes after months of instability and enjoy the evenings with friends and family.
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Libya: Helping children heal
I recently caught up with Dr. Omar Reda, a Libyan-American psychiatrist who’s helping Mercy Corps set up psychosocial programs for children affected by the conflict there.
Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya: Water delivery starts in Mogadishu
Although the crisis in Africa's Horn has fallen off the front pages, the situation "continues to deteriorate," according to the latest UN report. Cholera, measles and malaria are on the rise. Food prices have shot up, livestock are withering, and water is scarce.