Liz Hummer’s stories
Central African Republic: Staff returns to restart programs after rebel coup April 8, 2013
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.
Making the world's water go further March 22, 2013
Take a look at many of our programs and you’ll find a common theme: clean water is the foundation of change.
Haiti: Building back stronger January 9, 2013
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 January 3, 2013
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 December 20, 2012
In Jakarta, our teams found that 17% percent of children under 5 are malnourished, while 12% are overweight.
DR Congo: New wave of displacement strains water supply December 19, 2012
Mercy Corps is ramping up efforts to get more water to families who continue fleeing the volatile situation in Goma.
Ethiopia: Emergency food for Nasteho December 6, 2012
What does a mother in remote Ethiopia do to help her malnourished infant? Fadumo found help at a visit from Mercy Corps' mobile health unit.
Myanmar: An acre of rice for Kyi December 5, 2012
In rural Sit Kone village, accessible only by a two-hour boat ride from the closest town, Kyi (pictured left) depends on his land to support his family of eight.
South Sudan: A classroom for Asholl December 4, 2012
Asholl loves school so much that she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. The second grader would stay in class all day if she could: "I like learning to read and write. I am bored when I have to stay home and it is raining. There is nothing to do."
Niger: A goat for Santou December 3, 2012
Feeding six children has not been easy for Santou — especially as a hunger crisis took hold of Niger and the entire Sahel region of West Africa this year.