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: Cash to improve food security in southern Kyrgyzstan June 2, 2011
On a recent crisp spring day in Osh, I was milling about one of our distribution sites in the Alymbek-Datka neighborhood, chatting with program participants.
Libya: Acting now while planning for Libya's long-term needs June 1, 2011
As the crisis in Libya nears the four-month mark, Mercy Corps has stepped up both immediate assistance and long-term support to Libyan families.
Uganda: Peacebuilding impact in Karamoja May 18, 2011
Without a doubt, the region of Karamoja in northeastern Uganda qualifies as one of the most fascinating and intriguing places I have ever visited, or studied.
Libya: Humanitarian corridor to Misurata urgently needed May 11, 2011
Mercy Corps is urgently appealing for the immediate establishment of a secure humanitarian corridor into Misurata, Libya.
Libya: Coming up for air May 11, 2011
To be honest, I spend too much time looking under the hood of a relief operation. Between the growing demands of program start-up, the maze of UN meetings and post-conflict issue debates, my days get eaten up pretty quickly.
Libya: Humanitarian aid amidst the shelling of Misrata May 5, 2011
As the city of Misrata is indiscriminately shelled and bombed, putting innocent civilians' lives at risk, Mercy Corps emergency response team member Fadl Moukadem is helping coordinate relief efforts in the city, including getting people evacuated from the war zone by boat.
Libya: Interruption and opportunity in Libya May 5, 2011
I am Osama and I work with Mercy Corps in Libya. Before the war, I was studying industrial engineering in university in Libya. Then this all happened and the universities closed — I am just trying to say how I feel.
Libya: Got chicken? May 4, 2011
Two weeks ago, we walked into the grocery store here in Benghazi, Libya to look for chicken.
Libya: A birthday wish from Libyan waters April 27, 2011
I haven’t always worked for Mercy Corps. Just before I joined the organization for a job in Iraq, I was studying mathematics in Italy. Before that, I was a captain in the U.S. Army after graduating from West Point.
Libya: Relativity strikes back April 26, 2011
It was a particularly active night in Misrata. Windy, cloudy and every 15 minutes or so....boom! We were too far from the city center to feel the blasts, but remembering each time that the blast was on or next to someone's house is difficult... Silence. The bombardment stopped.