Jeremy Barnicle’s stories
Lebanon: After the War, the Mattas Press On
Kawkaba, Lebanon - Ask Assad Matta what the recent fighting did to the olive oil business and he just groans.
Lebanon: Q&A: In Their Words
Lebanon: Recovery Starts With a Bell
Brital, Lebanon — Walking through the empty halls and classrooms of Brital Public School No. 2, principal Salah Tleis is obviously proud.
Sudan: Class is in Session
El Shebab Camp, Darfur, Sudan — Nasir Adam Yago likes studying English almost as much as he likes playing soccer - and he's had a chance to do much more of both since Mercy Corps established a school here in August.
Sudan: The Skills to Thrive
Hassa Hissa Camp, Darfur — It is graduation day at the Women's Training Center in Hassa Hissa displacement camp, and these women are ready to celebrate.
Help Africans Help Themselves in Sudan
West Darfur, Sudan - As a white foreigner visiting a displacement camp here, I was greeted with the chant, "khawaja no kwa." "The foreigners say no," they sang, meaning international intervention helped ease the suffering in Darfur. The song was a gesture of thanks and respect.
Sudan: Safety Nets, Soccer-Style
Hassa Hissa Camp, Darfur — Most of the kids on the dusty playground here have had their young lives completely disrupted over the last two years.
China: Working Together to Fight Poverty
Two hours into Matthew De Galan’s presentation on non-profit fundraising, his audience is surprisingly lively and attentive. “How do you demonstrate value to donors?” one wants to know. “How often should you report back to supporters on your progress?” asks another.
China: Growing Economies in China
Behind the headlines about China’s double-digit Gross Domestic Product growth and thriving middle class, there is a more complicated story of entire regions that continue to live in desperate poverty.
China: Reaching New Heights
Fuan, a bustling coastal city of three million people, appears to have a lot going for it: plentiful natural resources, an important military base and a major trading partner just across the water.