Alyssa Cogan’s stories
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.
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: New workbooks help Syria's children tell their story
See the beautiful images by Syrian-born illustrator Lina Safer in our Comfort for Kids workbooks, which help young refugees heal through creative expression and stay connected to their culture.
Guatemala: Recipes for a bright start: Healthy meals for Guatemala's children
Learn how to make the dishes we're teaching mothers to cook for their children to fight malnutrition and prepare them for a happy future.
Responding to record-breaking floods in Bosnia and Serbia
Our team is on the ground assessing needs after massive flooding inundated communities and displaced hundreds of thousands in northeast Bosnia and northwest Serbia last week.
Philippines: Casimira's story: Building a stronger future after Haiyan
How we're helping families like the Asidtos get the tools they need to rebuild their lives now and for years to come.