Cassandra Nelson’s stories
Libya: Libyan volunteers fill the void
Egypt: The pride of the people
I had the privilege of being in Tahrir Square during much of the popular uprising that toppled Mubarak’s regime. I witnessed the crowds of protestors grow larger and stronger, and more diverse each day as the people refused to give up and go home.
DR Congo: In Congo, saving trees and lives
Last November and December I was working with Mercy Corps in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). I had the chance to make a photo essay on our work that the BBC is featuring on their website.
Central African Republic: Women in CAR: What are you thankful for?
Mercy Corps' Cassandra Nelson interviews beneficiaries in Central African Republic about what they are thankful for.
Central African Republic: Baking a better future in Africa
In the impoverished Central African Republic, we're finding ways to help women like Edwige feed her family by expanding their economic opportunities.
Haiti: Talking to NBC
Yesterday I talked to NBC Nightly News correspondent Mike Taibbi about the challenges of delivering aid in post-quake Haiti. Click here to watch.
Haiti: Thursday in Port-au-Prince
News and observations from today in Port-au-Prince:
Haiti: Residents begin recovering their possessions (8 photos)
Survivors of the earthquake begin to dig their personal possessions out from the rubble. Dead bodies still remain in the rubble.
Haiti: Spontaneous displacement camps (8 photos)
Five days after the earthquake the survivors of the quake are displaced from their homes and living in open public areas, such as parks, or in vacant lots and unused space around the city.
Haiti: Dire conditions in spontaneous Port-au-Prince camp
Today I went to an open-air camp where probably 1,000 people were living along a gravel road. They were staying out in the open and had rescued very few possessions from the rubble of their homes — maybe a blanket, one woman had a mirror, one man had a Bible ... they had incredibly little.