Bob Newell Bob Newell, Treasurer, Board of Directors Bob Newell’s stories DR Congo: Stories from the Field: Democratic Republic of Congo Mercy Corps' Global Board Member Bob Newell travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of Mercy Corps' most complex countries. Kyrgyzstan: Nourishing success in rural communities In mountainous Kyrgyzstan, we're helping people from the field to the classroom get the resources they need to build healthy, productive lives. Nigeria: Bridging the gap between groups in conflict Ongoing conflict between farmers and pastoralists keeps them from thriving in Nigeria. We're using simple activities to increase dialogue, cooperation, and ultimately, the productive use of their shared resources. Haiti: Farmers digging deep to repair the land Haiti is a land stripped bare. Early Action Key To Avoiding Famine Niamey, Niger – As the news spreads about drought and famine in East Africa, another potential crisis is emerging in West Africa - a persistent hunger that may not be addressed until it is too late. Bosnia: A Fractured Country Afghanistan: A Journey Through a World of Mercy Afghanistan, especially northern Afghanistan, is by far the most exotic place I have ever seen.