Cassandra Nelson’s stories
Philippines: Addressing children's needs during relief efforts
New safe spaces give kids a place to play and find support while we help their parents rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan.
Philippines: The most trusted woman on the island
From survivor to leader — Sara Godon's determination to help her neighbors is an example of the resilience our teams are witnessing in the Philippines.
Philippines: “Now, everything is gone”
Twenty-year-old Michelle Elemento and her family are a few of the thousands with stories of tragic loss and worries about how to face the future after Typhoon Haiyan.
Jordan, Syria: Leena's worries for her children
I met Leena in the Zaatari refugee camp, near Jordan's northwest border with Syria.
Jordan, Syria: Securing clean water for Syrian refugees
Mugar Dumitrache, Mercy Corps' emergency water and sanitation expert, recently arrived in Jordan to assess the situation in the rapidly expanding Zaatari refugee camp, now home to more than 15,000 people.
Jordan, Syria: Helping young refugees play
Just six miles south of the Jordan-Syria border, in the middle of a barren, windswept desert, there’s a haven of safety for more than 20,000 Syrians who have fled their homes in recent months.
South Sudan: Creating safe spaces for learning
After decades of war, residents of Unity state dreamed of brighter futures last July when they became citizens of the new nation of South Sudan.
Niger: Feeding families in the Sahel
South Sudan: A new nation's first birthday
Currently working with the Mercy Corps team in South Sudan, I had the honor of being present yesterday as residents celebrated the first year anniversary of their nation's independence.
Niger: Children suffer most in hunger crisis
Lauretta dreams of becoming a teacher. But she hasn’t been to school since January, when she had to drop out in order to help her family at home.