Lyndsey Romick Lyndsey Romick, Intern, Global Envision Lyndsey Romick’s stories Iraq: Iraq's women: worth the risk Iraq's contentious election has tied its political system in knots. But this isn't stopping Mercy Corps from pursuing one of its main objectives there: making women's voices heard. Gooooaaal! Scoring strong communities through sports Every four years, the world comes down with a severe case of World Cup fever. Thousands of frenzied fans pack themselves into stadiums, wear outrageous costumes, paint their faces and wave banners. Hundreds of thousands of people gather in front of a TV to root fervently for their team. Mongolia: D-z-u-d spells "disaster" for Mongolian herders Ever heard of a "dzud"? It's pronounced zuhd, and it's an extraordinarily harsh Mongolian winter -- the kind where temperatures plummet, animals freeze to death, and you can enter your house only through the roof because that's how high the snow is.