All stories about peaceful change
Iraq: Epilogue: What is peace?
Sometimes, along the way, the story changes. That’s what happened to me over the course of two weeks in northern Iraq.
Iraq: Images from the Iraq Storytelling Workshop
Mercy Corps recently held a writing and photography workshop for 22 staffers from all over Iraq. On the second day of training, they had the chance to visit three villages around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to do interviews and take photographs.
Iraq: Putting their new skills into practice
South Sudan: Helping Sudanese prepare for historic referendum
Mercy Corps is helping educate more than 100,000 residents of Southern Sudan in the run-up to January’s historic referendum. The referendum will determine if Southern Sudan remains part of Sudan or becomes a new African nation.
Sudan: Out of destruction, rebuilding hope in Abyei
It has been just over two and a half years since clashes between the northern Sudan Armed Forces and the southern Sudan People’s Liberation Army burned Abyei town to the ground.
Kenya: Tension and hope in Kenya
Wounds heal slowly in Kenya and can easily be ripped open. That’s why last week’s public accusations by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against six high-profile Kenyans — including the finance minister and a former police chief — were awaited with excitement and dread.
China: All-China Youth Federation Delegation to Oregon, June 2010
Mercy Corps has worked with the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF) to develop the Social Innovator Leadership Program.
Kenya: Let the festivities begin!
The other day on my Facebook wall, I wrote "Merry Christmas" and most of my friends told me that it was premature and way before time. But I differ with them. Reason: it’s the season of giving.
Kenya: Shaping the future
In pursuit of a mentor or a role model, most people aren’t always fortunate enough to have someone who can serve as both.
Afghanistan: Better than meeting Springsteen
Some people are thrilled to meet rock stars or celebrities. I, on the other hand, get really excited about meeting grape growers.