A look back at 2020: Challenges, progress and a path forward
A reflection on the global challenges of the past year and the power of collective, compassionate action to help solve them.
June 08, 2020
Breaking the cycle of trauma for the next generation of refugees
Mercy Corps' youth education expert Omar explores the leadership potential of young refugees as they overcome the past and embrace the future.
May 28, 2020
Field testing virtual reality mindfulness and relaxation therapy
In 2015, Mercy Corps began a project to help young people in Iraq cope with trauma by creating physical safe spaces where they can learn, play, and access therapists.
May 20, 2020
What is the effect of COVID-19 on girls’ education?
As the pandemic closes schools around the world, a Mercy Corps team member shares how vulnerable girls are losing the places where they learn and stay safe.
May 18, 2020
Desert locusts in East Africa: A plague of another order
As communities brace against COVID-19, a desert locust plague in East Africa threatens to drive hunger rates to unprecedented levels.
May 18, 2020
Parenting teens during COVID-19: Lessons from around the world
A Mercy Corps team member shares what she's learned from working with adolescents in some of the world’s most fragile communities.