War tears at every fiber of society, but conflict doesn't have to be violent to harm communities. Mercy Corps works to help families rebuild after the destruction of war and engages citizens to find mutually beneficial solutions for change.
Especially in post-conflict settings, we facilitate collaboration between government officials and the people they serve, leading to more accountable and productive leadership. Addressing the root causes of conflict today can help avoid tomorrow's wars and other crises.
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Kyrgyzstan: Organizing needs surveys in Osh, Jalalabad June 21, 2010
Mercy Corps is organizing a needs assessment in and around the southern Kyrgyzstan towns of Osh and Jalalabad, and Kyrgyz-Uzbek border areas which were badly affected by recent violence.
Kyrgyzstan: Don't give up on Kyrgyzstan June 18, 2010
It has been a very difficult few days indeed watching the tragic events in southern Kyrgyzstan unfold, making frantic calls and worrying about the safety of all our dear friends and my previous colleagues there.
Kyrgyzstan: Food delivered to hospital in Osh June 17, 2010
Five tons of food and medical aid from Mercy Corps' microfinance company, Kompanion, and three other organizations were distributed to a hospital and a beleaguered neighborhood in Osh yesterday.
Kyrgyzstan: Departing for Kyrgystan June 16, 2010
Kyrgyzstan: Calm but underlying tension in Osh and Jalalabad June 15, 2010
Here's what our country director, Catherine Brown, reported today:
Kyrgyzstan: Contagious violence June 14, 2010
The civil unrest in Osh and Jalalabad brings great sadness to the country. Everyday more lives are lost, houses and businesses are destroyed and optimism is challenged.
Liberia: Community radio in Liberia May 19, 2010
Mercy Corps is supporting community radio in Liberia. 75-80 thousand people tune in to learn the latest news and community events.
Colombia: Video: Protecting indigenous lands in Colombia May 11, 2010
Start with a nationwide war fought largely to acquire land. Then add overlapping titles, valuable natural resources, a sparsely populated region and an inefficient government, and you've got all the ingredients for boundary disputes.
Colombia: Video: 'We've relied on each other to survive' May 5, 2010
The youngest, 40-year-old Nancy, was first to arrive in 2007. She was squeezed out by intensifying fighting between guerrillas and paramilitaries and a death threat she couldn't ignore.
Colombia: Video: Reintegrating land mine survivors May 5, 2010
Mercy Corps outfitted a rehabilitation center in southern Colombia with the latest technology as part of a holistic program to reintegrate land mine survivors back into their communities.