War tears at every fiber of society, but conflict doesn't have to be violent to harm communities. Mercy Corps works to help families rebuild after the destruction of war, and engages citizens to find mutually beneficial solutions for change.
Especially in post-conflict settings, we facilitate collaboration between government officials and the people they serve, leading to more accountable and productive leadership. Addressing the root causes of conflict today can help avoid tomorrow's wars and other crises.
Libya: Mercy Corps and Taiwan ICDF provide food assistance in Libya
It’s been almost four months since the unrest in Libya began. Prompted by civilian demonstrations fueled by over 40 years of Gaddafi’s tyrannical rule and looking to bring forth a new regime, the peaceful protests escalated into violence as Gaddafi’s forces quickly tried to squelch the uprising.
Kyrgyzstan: Cash to improve food security in southern Kyrgyzstan
On a recent crisp spring day in Osh, I was milling about one of our distribution sites in the Alymbek-Datka neighborhood, chatting with program participants.
Libya: Acting now while planning for Libya's long-term needs
As the crisis in Libya nears the four-month mark, Mercy Corps has stepped up both immediate assistance and long-term support to Libyan families.
Uganda: Peacebuilding impact in Karamoja
Without a doubt, the region of Karamoja in northeastern Uganda qualifies as one of the most fascinating and intriguing places I have ever visited, or studied.
Libya: Humanitarian corridor to Misurata urgently needed
Mercy Corps is urgently appealing for the immediate establishment of a secure humanitarian corridor into Misurata, Libya.
Libya: Coming up for air
To be honest, I spend too much time looking under the hood of a relief operation. Between the growing demands of program start-up, the maze of UN meetings and post-conflict issue debates, my days get eaten up pretty quickly.
Libya: Humanitarian aid amidst the shelling of Misrata
As the city of Misrata is indiscriminately shelled and bombed, putting innocent civilians' lives at risk, Mercy Corps emergency response team member Fadl Moukadem is helping coordinate relief efforts in the city, including getting people evacuated from the war zone by boat.
Libya: Interruption and opportunity in Libya
I am Osama and I work with Mercy Corps in Libya. Before the war, I was studying industrial engineering in university in Libya. Then this all happened and the universities closed — I am just trying to say how I feel.
Libya: Got chicken?
Two weeks ago, we walked into the grocery store here in Benghazi, Libya to look for chicken.
Libya: A birthday wish from Libyan waters
I haven’t always worked for Mercy Corps. Just before I joined the organization for a job in Iraq, I was studying mathematics in Italy. Before that, I was a captain in the U.S. Army after graduating from West Point.