Liz Hummer’s stories
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.
DR Congo: New wave of displacement strains water supply
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
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
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
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
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.
DR Congo: Distributing food to overwhelmed camps
Mercy Corps has distributed food to more than 11,000 families who were displaced after Goma was captured by M23 rebels two weeks ago.
West Bank and Gaza: Assessments postponed, staff lose homes
After rumors of a cease-fire that never materialized yesterday, Gazans spent another sleepless night under even heavier bombardment from Israel, according to Mercy Corps team leaders there. We spoke with them today at 6:00 p.m.