Cassandra Nelson’s stories
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: Surveying needs outside Port-au-Prince
There's been a massive outward migration from Port-au-Prince to the rural areas. I'm texting this blog entry from the countryside now, where I'm with Bill Holbrook, our country director, and Diane Johnson, our global economic development czar.
Haiti: On CNN about our clean water, Comfort for Kids efforts
CNN NEWSROOM Aired January 25, 2010 - 11:00 ET
Haiti: Assessing needs in a forgotten neighborhood
Yesterday I accompanied our water expert Mugur Dumitrache yesterday. It's a shantytown that Mugur has described as "not even being on any map."
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: Emergency food aid delivery to Port-au-Prince's General Hospital (8 photos)
Today we delivered three days' worth of high-protein biscuits to 300 patients and their family members.