Yemen: Aid Workers in Yemen Face Stark Choice: Stay and Save Lives or Flee
When Jonathan Bartolozzi woke up to the roar of explosions in the early hours of March 26, he could tell it was different from the familiar sound of wedding fireworks commonly heard across Sanaa, Yemen’s capital. What woke up Bartolozzi, director of programs in Yemen for humanitarian nonprofit Mercy Corps, were the first rounds of airstrikes by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition, an attempt to stem the advance of Shiite, Iran-allied Houthi rebels who have controlled Sanaa since September...
Ukraine: Good Morning Scotland
Discussion of Mercy Corps' work in Ukraine begins at 00:13:45.
Liberia: A Conversation with: Mercy Corps’ Penny Anderson
...Anderson: ECAP works with 76 different partners and was designed to be able to share important messages about Ebola and what to do if someone has symptoms. We’ve been working with communities to help them understand how to keep themselves safe and healthy, because, until this disease is gone completely, it continues to be a danger. We’ll keep working at the moment; as long as Guinea and Sierra Leone has cases, Liberia has to stay vigilant.
Steve Smith, leading U.S. tea connoisseur and entrepreneur, dies at 65
Steven Smith, a Portland, Ore., entrepreneur whose enchantment with tea and wizardry at blending flavors helped turn the United States into a nation of tea connoisseurs, died Monday at his home in Lake Oswego, Ore. He was 65. The cause was complications of liver cancer, said his daughter, Carrie Smith-Prei...
Syria: Heroes and Hope Amid Despair at Zaatari Refugee Camp
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan -- A Syrian refugee who lost nearly everything and has lived in this desolate camp for almost three years, Mohammed al Krad offered an unexpected message of resiliency. "I believe that every person has to have hope; my life actually has so much meaning," said Mohammed...
Iraq: How to keep US troops in Iraq another twelve years
Last summer, the jihadists of the Islamic State unleashed a wave of terror against the Yazidi people of northern Iraq in a bloody campaign that the International Criminal Court says may constitute genocide. At the same time, in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah, a Kurdish woman named Ala Kamal organized a month-long inter-ethnic fundraiser outside of the Kurdish Parliament. She sought to welcome displaced Yazidi families in order to proactively defuse tensions that might arise.
Yemen: After Foreign Intervention, Yemen Faces Additional Uncertainty
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Now let's go to Sana'a, the capital of Yemen. As we've heard, it is in control of the Houthi militia, and it is said to be a target of airstrikes by Saudi Arabia and its allies. Jonathan Bartolozzi of the NGO Mercy Corps is in the Yemeni capital. He's on the line. Welcome to the program, sir. JONATHAN BARTOLOZZI: Hi. INSKEEP: Can you describe what you've seen and heard over the last 24 hours or so?
Yemen: Yemen chaos takes another sharp turn with Saudi airstrikes
In Yemen’s capital Sanaa, people awoke overnight to explosions as Saudi jets bombarded military targets. The goal of the operation, which killed at least 18 civilians, was to drive out Shiite Houthi rebels who have taken over much of the country. Iran, key supporter of the Houthis, denounced the strikes. Judy Woodruff reports. Jonathan Bartolozzi, Director of Programs for Mercy Corps in Yemen, is interviewed.
Ukraine: Local Aid To Eastern Ukraine
Since early 2014, the conflict in Eastern Ukraine between Russian separatists and the Ukrainian military has left thousands of residents without basic human necessities and driven more than 1.8 million people to flee their homes. As the Ukrainian government struggles to quell the violence, volunteers and nonprofit groups have organized to provide food, water, medical attention, and essential household supplies to those who remain. But due to travel restrictions and worsening conditions, help has been slow to arrive.
Good Morning Scotland
Mercy Corps's Executive Director & Senior VP for Global Partnerships, Simon O'Connell, is interviewed on the agency's emergency response in Ukraine at 56 minutes.