All stories about displacement
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.
Kosovo: Resettling internally displaced people November 18, 2008
The armed conflict in Kosovo in the late 1990’s resulted in the displacement of over 800,000 Kosovars. Today, nine years later, it is estimated that 22,000 minorities are still displaced within the borders of Kosovo.
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.
Central African Republic: Gathering around the well October 15, 2008
People come together to build new water sources that will help the community and the displaced families who have arrived seeking refuge.
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.
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.
China: Epilogue August 6, 2008
I have been back in the United States since Saturday afternoon. As usual, these first few days have been experienced — and felt — through the blurriness of a fifteen-hour time difference between Oregon and China. Jet lag renders everything into vagaries.