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.
All stories about Conflict & Governance
Sudan: Cementing a Fragile Peace June 9, 2008
By any measure, Sudan is a country in crisis.
Somalia: Helping Somalis Endure Hardship May 22, 2008
As Somalia slides closer to famine, Mercy Corps continues to drill boreholes, build schools and offer short-term jobs in an area where few global relief agencies will tread.
Iraq: Mercy Corps Calls for Greater Response to Dire Humanitarian Situation in Iraq April 9, 2008
South Sudan: A Lodge 'Bigger Than The Hilton' February 11, 2008
Somalia: Helping a Failed State Succeed January 23, 2008
Somalia: Q&A with Abdikadir Mohamed January 22, 2008
Abdikadir Mohamed has served as Mercy Corps' top representative in Somalia since June 2006. The 33-year-old Kenya native is an ethnic Somali who's worked in the country before, as a researcher for a health nonprofit in 2003 and 2004.
Jordan: Helping Iraqi Refugees November 8, 2007
Amman, Jordan — Few items furnished the cramped apartment, one of hundreds like it in one of this city's poorer districts: a tattered rug, an old couch, a mattress in the corner and a small fan to relieve the 100-degree heat.
Somalia: Helping Somalia's Marginalized Minority November 5, 2007
Borini, Somalia — Even by Somali standards, the local Bantus have it tough.
Uganda: After Twenty Years, Almost Home October 31, 2007
Oyere, Uganda - John Bosco Akello is an important leader in this village — deputy chief, pastor, model farmer — at a time when leadership is vitally important.
Jordan: Transition to Education October 15, 2007
Amman, Jordan — Smiles spread from ear to ear as the school-age girls called for the attention of their friends. For several hours, they frolicked on the playsets in the Zara Youth Park, a quiet greenspace set in a comfortable Amman neighborhood.