Robert L. Kellett Robert L. Kellett Robert L. Kellett’s stories Mercy Corps Meeting Immediate Needs, Addressing Long-Term Concerns of Bam's Residents One month after a devastating earthquake leveled this ancient town in southeastern Iran, there remain massive emergency and long-term concerns for the more than 70,000 people left homeless and living in tents and makeshift shelters. "Relief From All Corners of the World" Classes and Games Help Kids Experiencing Post-Earthquake Trauma When he smiles Ali looks like an eight-year-old you might meet anywhere in the world. His face lights up and reveals a big gap that is waiting for a front tooth to take its place. West Bank and Gaza: Hope in the Face of Middle East's Despair Iraq. Angola. Somalia . . . The list rolls off of his tongue like a who's who of troubled countries, a modern day catalogue of violence and despair. Congo. Uganda. Yemen . . . Afghanistan: A Man and A Country, Woven Together James Opie squats down and delicately runs his hands over a small square Afghan rug lying on the floor of his office in a warehouse in Portland, Oregon. His fingers trace its elaborate spiral patterns with a familiarity that suggests that they had followed a similar path many times before.