Dan Sadowsky’s stories
Sri Lanka: Rice in Small Batches
Rice is the staple of Sri Lankan cuisine. It's typically consumed at every meal, either in its familiar granular form or in variations with names like hoppers, string hoppers and pittu.
Saving the farm
We dipped our toes into the Indian Ocean late this afternoon after spending the day on small farms no more than a few hundred meters from the beach.
Small Loans, Big Difference
How much can a loan of around $100 improve a life? You might be surprised.
Breakfast with familiar faces
Update on our Gaza response
Here's a rundown of the latest Mercy Corps news from Gaza:
Gaza Youth Use YouTube/Blogs to Tell Their Story
This report by Hoda Abudl-Hameed of Al Jazeera English is about Palestinian students trying to get their story heard by the rest of the world using YouTube and blogs.
On the Resplendent Isle
You may have noticed Sri Lanka in the headlines recently. Its army appears within striking distance of ending a quarter-century rebellion by the Tamil Tigers, one of world's most fearsome insurgent groups.
Latest Mercy Corps trucks stuck at Israeli border
A dozen Mercy Corps trucks seeking entry into Gaza are Exhibit C in New York Times writer Michael Slackman's piece today from the Israel-Egypt border, "At a Border Crossing, Drivers and Truckloads of Aid for Gaza Go Nowhere":
Emergency shelter and expanded psychosocial programs receive funds
Mercy Corps has been awarded approximately US$1.3 million from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to aid the agency's emergency response in Gaza. The grant of £913,000 from DFID will fund two critical Mercy Corps projects over the next nine months:
Mercy Corps CEO visits Gaza
Richard Read writes in today's Oregonian: Neal Keny-Guyer, Mercy Corps' chief executive, got into Gaza on Sunday to see bombed-out buildings, people living in rubble and some humanitarian aid trickling in.