All stories about Children & Youth
Hear the voices of Greece's refugee youth in new report
Over 18,000 of the migrants and refugees stranded in Greece are young people between the ages of 15 and 24. They demonstrate immense potential for positive change, but their needs are often overlooked. Our report highlights their hopes and concerns.
Providing hope for young refugees in Greece
Young people who've fled violence and sought refuge in Greece now face a severe shortage of jobs, schooling and support. We're working to give them a future.
Lebanon, Syria: Syrian dad determined to keep refugee kids learning
Ziad will do anything to ensure his children get an education — and a future — as refugees. At this camp in Lebanon, that meant starting a school in his tent and teaching lessons himself.
Nigeria: Demand that Trump support humanitarian aid
As he becomes president, Donald Trump will hold the fates of tens of millions of people around the world in his hands. We must demand that he continue U.S. leadership in humanitarian funding and invest in policies and programs that prevent conflict.
Somalia: Breaking the cycle of violence for Somalia’s youth
How do we make Somali youth less likely to engage in violence? A new Mercy Corps report says that education isn’t enough — they need engagement, too.
Nigeria: Famine in Nigeria: Act now
Sign this petition to your member of Congress to urge them to support funds to fight famine in Nigeria.
Syria: Act now to help Iraqi families in Mosul
Urge your Representative to support additional funds to meet the massive needs of Iraqis now, and into the future, as the residents of Mosul put their lives back together again.
Niger: Girl, Uninterrupted: How Dahara built a future by saying no to child marriage
Niger is one of the world's toughest places to be a girl — here, early marriage stops the majority of girls from finishing school and reaching their full potential. Find out how Dahara is bucking tradition and building a life on her own terms.
Syria: Help make peacebuilding a priority for the next president
Join us in urging the next U.S. president to commit to make peacebuilding a priority of U.S. foreign policy.
The first 1,000 days: No time for malnutrition
The first 1,000 days of a child's life, when development is happening more quickly than it ever will, is the most harmful time for them to be malnourished. Learn about the causes and effects of this devastating condition.