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Pakistan: Mercy Corps responds to 'massive displacement' in Pakistan May 8, 2009
Mercy Corps is dispatching a team to assist some of the estimated 500,000 Pakistanis who are fleeing their homes as a result of intensifying conflict between government forces and Taliban militants.
Sri Lanka: Exodus of IDPs overwhelms northern Sri Lanka April 28, 2009
Mercy Corps is marshaling a humanitarian response to the growing crisis in northern Sri Lanka, where more than 90,000 people have fled fighting between Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan army in the past week.
Somalia: There's more to Somalia than piracy April 17, 2009
You've probably been following the recent news about pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia.
Mercy Corps Guatemala's Pineapple Project April 2, 2009
Watch a short video on how the Phoenix Fund worked with Guatemalan farmers, to give them access to marketplaces for their pineapples, providing them with an income for the first time in their lives and enabling their children to go to school.
Sri Lanka: Financing Higher Yields March 24, 2009
Thalankudha, Sri Lanka — When I met farmer Suman Suntharalingam in front of his mud-walled home here, he had just returned from selling 15 pounds of long beans and buying fuel for his water pump — two tasks that could be traced back to help he received from Mercy Corps.
Sri Lanka: Rice and Recovery March 23, 2009
Mercy Corps continues to help Sri Lanka "build back better" from the tsunami, and focus on the country's culinary staple — rice — as a way to lift farmers' incomes and protect families against global price shocks.
Sri Lanka: Resilience and resourcefulness February 19, 2009
Thatcher asked me on our way to the Colombo airport if I had a favorite story from our now-completed travels. I couldn't come up with one; each made its own distinct impression. But in going over all the stories we'd heard, two qualities stood out: resilience and resourcefulness.
Sri Lanka: The SRI in Sri Lanka February 14, 2009
At about 10 a.m. this morning I was treading carefully through a rice paddy under an already-blazing sun, trying to keep my balance on the beam of dry earth that kept me six inches safely above the mud.
Sri Lanka: Jungle Cruise February 12, 2009
There are few better ways to end a hot, humid day in southern Sri Lanka than a breeze-filled river cruise. Especially one loaded with colorful birds, a swarm of bats and the occasional monkey sighting.
Sri Lanka: From Crisis, Opportunity February 10, 2009