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Myanmar: Taking Charge of the Recovery December 8, 2008
Kan Bet, Myanmar - In my four years at Mercy Corps, I have often heard colleagues talk about "community mobilization" as something central to our approach in the field, but to be completely honest, I never really understood it.
Mongolia: Faces of the Gobi November 25, 2008
Here are some of the people and landscapes we encountered on a two-week, 1,600 mile journey over Mongolia's deserts, mountains and steppes.
Sudan: Cementing a Fragile Peace June 9, 2008
By any measure, Sudan is a country in crisis.
Iraq: Campaigning for Iraq's Disabled June 6, 2008
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India: A Different Kind of Teatime April 10, 2008
Dibrugarh is called India's tea city. But for some people, teatime is about hardship and inequality rather than a pause for relaxation.
India: Buzzing with Cosmic Energy April 10, 2008
I sensed, right away, that Rajah Banerjee had something to tell us. It was in the measured way he carried himself, the arch of his eyebrows and the calculating glance he cast across the room. What's more, I immediately got the feeling that he would test me to see what I knew.
Iraq: Tell Congress You Support the Community Action Program in Iraq March 24, 2008
Over the last five years in Iraq, Mercy Corps has undertaken one of the most significant relief operations in our 29-year history.
Kosovo: Ethnic minority families return home February 15, 2008
The Kosovo conflict, which culminated with the NATO bombing in 1999, shocked the world, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced.
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.