Alyssa Cogan’s stories
Kenya: Wild weather: How we're helping Kenyans fight climate change
Extreme climate-driven disasters including drought and flood have pummeled Kenya in recent years, leaving millions at risk of hunger. This is how we're helping communities build less fragile futures.
Nepal: The long road to recovery: Three years after quake, Nepalis push ahead
Learn what recovery has been like for some of the people Mercy Corps worked with in the years since an earthquake devastated communities in Nepal.
South Sudan, Uganda: In Uganda, two women form a friendship without borders
At Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda, see what happens when a South Sudanese refugee and a Ugandan woman unite to build better lives, together.
Guatemala: In Guatemala City, choice changes everything
Drugs, violence and poverty are rife in Guatemala City, leaving many young people feeling they don't have the power to change their circumstances. We're showing them otherwise.
Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen: From the field: An update on the threat of famine in Africa and Yemen
People in four countries—South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria—have been threatened by famine this year. Our team members from each location provide an update on the local crisis.
7 ways you changed the world in 2017
Your compassion and generosity helped us transform nearly 22 million lives this past year. Here are just a few of the ways you made the world a better place in 2017.
Iraq: With war over, Mosul faces its next battle: recovery
In the aftermath of the brutal fight to liberate the city, over a million people are left to rebuild their lives amid severe destruction. Here's what they're facing, and how we're helping.
Jordan, Syria: For refugees with disabilities, a back to school to remember
Syria's most vulnerable refugee students face incredible barriers to receiving an education. That's why going back to school means so much more for them than the end of summer.
World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating our dedicated team
Meet just a few of our global team members who’ve devoted their lives to helping people build a stronger tomorrow. This World Humanitarian Day, we're proud to honor them—and everyone around the world working to be a force for positive change.
Yemen: Quick facts: What you need to know about the crisis in Yemen
75 percent of Yemen's population — 22.2 million people — is in need of humanitarian support like food, water and medicine. How did this happen? Here's what you need to know about this crisis, and what you can do to help.