Sahar Alnouri’s stories
Zimbabwe: Happier families are built on...mushrooms?
“At Mercy Corps we talk about ‘Be the change.’ This is The Change,” Lloyd Chasinda, Mercy Corps’ Project Officer in Checheche, Zimbabwe, tells me.
Breaking down global gender barriers: Mercy Corps TEDx Talk
"Whenever people are involved, gender is involved." Mercy Corps' Sahar Alnouri discusses the movement to prioritize gender considerations in global development work.
Development through the lens of gender
There’s an inescapable fact about being human that is often easy to take for granted: Whenever people are involved, gender is involved. While we strive to make sure equal opportunities are available to all, regardless of gender, there are differences that must not be forgotten.
Egypt: "A very old country with a new life"
With all the excitement and newness surrounding Egypt’s January Revolution, it can be easy to forget that Egyptians have been working for change in their country for decades.
Iraq: The Mercy Corps women of Baghdad
Although I don’t have any statistics on this subject, I feel pretty confident that Mercy Corps is probably one of the only international organizations in Iraq whose Baghdad Office was primarily opened and established by women.
Iraq: Happy International Women's Day
I’m blogging again today to wish you all a Happy International Women’s Day.
Iraq: Iraqi staff with purple fingers
Here are some our Baghdad staff who participated in yesterday's elections. They are proudly displaying their purple index fingers, which signifies that they voted.
Iraq: Iraqi women learn about democracy as elections approach
Living and working in Baghdad these days seems to be about waiting.
Iraq: My meeting with Vice President Biden
I met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden last Friday in a small roundtable discussion to discuss reconciliation in Iraq. Three non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were represented — Relief International, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and Mercy Corps.
Emergency food delivery, part two
My colleague Cassandra explained how our first shipment of food got from Jerusalem to the Kerem Shalom crossing and into Gaza on Thursday afternoon. Here's what happened on the Gaza side.