Emma Schwartz Emma Schwartz, Information Officer Emma Schwartz’s stories Quick facts: How climate change affects people living in poverty Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. But for the people living in the world’s poorest countries, the effects of climate change — limited water and food sources and increased competition for them — are a matter of life and death. Syria: No way out: A Q&A on the violence overtaking Eastern Ghouta, Syria Some of the worst violence seen in more than seven years of war is taking place right now in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region. Learn more about what's happening and what our local partners are doing to help. United States: Quick facts: Hurricane Maria's effect on Puerto Rico Get the quick facts about how Puerto Rico has been affected by Hurricane Maria, what Mercy Corps and partners are doing, and how you can help.