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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DR Congo: Returning to Africa January 16, 2009
Iraq, Jordan: Food packages help Iraqi refugees January 5, 2009
Since the start of the 2003 war in Iraq, almost half a million Iraqis have sought refuge in Jordan. Many arrived with little more than what they were carrying. Jordan is a small and resource-scarce country and the influx of so many refugees has strained public services.
Lebanon: Teens Rebuild for the Future November 18, 2008
In 2007 fighting broke out between an Islamist militant organization and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) in Nahr al-Bared, a Palestinian refugee camp run by the United Nations in northern Lebanon.
Lebanon: Teens Honor a Late Friend October 15, 2008
Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp, located in northern Lebanon, is home to over 31,000 Palestinian refugees who are denied access to their homeland and neighboring nations. In 2007, fighting erupted between militants taking refuge in the camp and the Lebanese army.
Jordan: Iraqi Refugees Learn to Help Each Other September 16, 2008
The 2003 war in Iraq forced almost half a million Iraqi residents to seek refuge in Jordan. Thousands arrived in Jordan with no resources, family or friends, unaware of the services and possibilities available in their new host community.
Georgia: Uncertainty prevails September 6, 2008
The number of displaced people in Gori's tent camp has swelled to more than 1,700 people. Thankfully, the flow of humanitarian supplies and other assistance is keeping pace with new arrivals.
Indonesia: Healthy places, prosperous people September 4, 2008
Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is expected to become East Asia's largest metropolitan region by 2015.
Georgia: Beyond Russian checkpoints August 31, 2008
Today was the first time since the conflict that Mercy Corps staff entered the Georgian villages beyond the checkpoints of Russian peacekeeping soldiers.
Georgia: Life in Tent #16 August 27, 2008
The kindergartens and public schools of Gori town continue to fill up with dozens of displaced people from war-torn areas. Today, we provided hygiene supplies and food for six days to those taking refuge at all the kindergartens in the town, as well as the 625 people in the tent camp here.
South Sudan: The Blacksmith of Aweng June 13, 2008