Alyssa Cogan’s stories
Meet the world's bravest mothers
This week we're celebrating mothers around the world who face immense challenges to keep their families safe and healthy. Here are the stories of some of the toughest moms we know.
Mali: A better life grows from four tons of potatoes
After an extended period of drought and conflict, Fatoumata was having trouble making ends meet. Learn how we’re helping her harvest more food and provide for her family.
Nepal: Taking a risk on ginger
Santu had a bountiful ginger farm, until one year she lost it all to disease. Learn how we helped her overcome challenges and build back even stronger.
Ukraine: Mercy Corps begins emergency response in Luhansk
More than a million people are displaced and struggling to meet their basic needs in eastern Ukraine. Find out how we’re taking action.
Ethiopia: Radio soap opera tackles nutrition in pastoral communities
What do Mercy Corps and Warner Bros. have in common? The new Ethiopian radio soap opera we created to inspire families to live healthier lives. Meet the characters and take a listen.
Q+A: Fighting hunger in the world's toughest places
What does"food security" mean — and what are we doing to build it? Our director of food, health and nutrition explains how, together, we can can get families the nutrition they need to live a healthy life.
Quick facts: What you need to know about global hunger
The hunger cycle has millions of families in its grip. Why don't they have the food they need — and what can we do about it? See the infographics and get the key facts about global hunger.
Grants help families in Bosnia and Serbia rebuild after massive floods
After severe flooding damaged homes and businesses in Bosnia and Serbia, we distributed cash grants to help families rebuild and stimulate local markets.
Where are the world's toughest places?
Mercy Corps works in 16 of the 20 most vulnerable countries in the new 2014 Fragile States Index. Learn about the crises some of these countries are up against, and what we're doing to help families overcome them.
Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Voices of Syria's youth: What it's like to grow up as a refugee
As part of our new research, we asked youth affected by the Syria crisis to describe their struggles and hopes. See their art and photos — and learn what we must do to help this generation rebuild.