Liz Hummer’s stories
Central African Republic: How we're working through continued insecurity
In a Q & A with Program Coordinator Whitney Elmer, learn how we’re adapting to a new, challenging environment to help families in post-coup CAR.
Mali: Emergency funds are helping families survive year of shocks
What can a piece of paper do? How our voucher distributions have made an impact in the midst of prolonged drought and conflict in Mali.
Niger: Meet our field staff: Ibro
After leaving a job in radio journalism, Ibro is turning the message of resilience into reality for drought-stricken communities in Niger.
Ethiopia: Finding her way through drought
Fatumo lost ten camels in the drought that ravaged Ethiopia two years ago. She grew more desperate as her children went hungry. But today there are signs of recovery — and Fatumo is relying on each day's collection of milk to rebuild.
Youth are an asset, not a threat, to peace
In an interview at the annual InterAction Forum this week, our Senior Youth and Peacebuilding Advisor shares how Mercy Corps is working with young people as a powerful force for change in places like Kosovo, Kenya and Yemen.
China: Assessing emergency needs after deadly earthquake in Sichuan province
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit China's Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 200 people and injuring more than 14,000.
Central African Republic: Staff returns to restart programs after rebel coup
Ready to get back to work and help families in the wake of political chaos, our staff shares what it's like on the ground in the troubled Central African Republic.
Haiti: Building back stronger
Through programs that empower young people, support entrepreneurs, and protect valuable natural resources, Haitians are finding new reasons to hope.
Central African Republic: Rebel advance captures towns, halts programs
Increasing unrest in the Central African Republic has cut off access to vulnerable communities, forcing Mercy Corps to evacuate staff and temporarily suspend activities.
Indonesia: Food carts on a whole new scale
In Jakarta, our teams found that 17% percent of children under 5 are malnourished, while 12% are overweight.