West Bank and Gaza: ‘The heart began to beat again in the Gaza Strip’ November 22, 2012
Anas, 22: “Tuesday was one of the most brutal and bloody days. And Wednesday night was a very difficult night. I bet that no one in the Gaza Strip slept that night for a moment.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘We hope this is a permanent truce’ November 21, 2012
Nada, 21: “Wednesday was full of action, so many places bombed and a lot of people killed. By the night, we were all in so much fear and hoping for the war to stop.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘It was an unbelievable, unforgettable night’ November 21, 2012
Deema, 21: “It was like hell, the aggressive attacks continued heavily right up until the last minutes before 9 p.m., the time to start cease-fire.
DR Congo: Monitoring needs as Goma falls November 21, 2012
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 November 21, 2012
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: ‘We can barely breath clean air’ November 21, 2012
Anas, 22: “After so many massive airstrikes on Gaza last night, I am smelling dust all over the area. “We can barely breath clean air. I can't see anything outside the windows because it is so thick.”
West Bank and Gaza: Report from Gaza City November 20, 2012
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.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘Now the worst place you can imagine is the sea’ November 20, 2012
Anas, 22: “I usually wake up every day and stand a bit to watch the beauty of the sea. But now, with Navy warships shelling at least 20-30 rockets per day, the worst place you can imagine is that place — the sea.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘We do not want escalation, but events do not bode well’ November 20, 2012
Alaa: “In Gaza all the days are terrifying and alike. The number of people killed is soaring. Violence is the only thing we see and hear.
West Bank and Gaza: ‘I just wish for peace for all’ November 20, 2012
Alaa, 23 “I usually spend my days at the research lab at school, get lunch with my family and hang out with friends at night. But now we cannot leave the walls of our house.