Jordan, Syria: The dream Bashar carries
Bashar is a 21-year-old Syrian refugee who works 70 hours a week to support his family. But he hasn't given up on his dream for a better life.
Syria: How can technology transform the refugee crisis?
From digital diplomas to biometric identity protection, read how Mercy Corps and Microsoft are exploring breakthrough technology to impact the refugee crisis.
Greece: Providing hope for young refugees in Greece
Young people who've fled violence and sought refuge in Greece now face a severe shortage of jobs, schooling and support. We're working to give them a future.
Greece: For refugees fleeing, it's a long road to safety
For parents seeking refuge for their children, deciding to flee conflict is just the beginning. Here's what they're going up against to protect the ones they love most.
The truth behind 5 myths about global poverty
If the United Nations wants to truly end global poverty, its member nations will have to face some hard truths first.
Jordan, Syria: Syria refugee crisis becoming ‘unsustainable’
A visit to the Syrian refugee registration center in Jordan, which is receiving thousands of families who cross the border each day, highlights the urgent needs in this water-strapped country.
Jordan, Syria: A well of hope at Zaatari refugee camp
“Everybody here is looking forward to having easier access to clean water,” Elena Buryan, head of Mercy Corps’ emergency response team in Jordan, told me as we walked through Zaatari followed by children.
Jordan, Syria: When the basics matter most
Two weeks ago today, I was drinking Turkish coffee on the floor of a cold, crumbling one-room dwelling in the town of Mafraq, on the Jordanian side of the Syria-Jordan border.
Jordan, Syria: Improving life in refugee camp
The Zaatari refugee camp is practically unrecognizable from the giant dustbowl it was when it opened this past July.
Lebanon, Syria: ‘Here, I feel safe’
Laughter could be heard across the yard of the Beitokom Community Center in Baalbeck, as Alaa raced to greet us. The 13-year-old and his family recently arrived from Damascus, having fled near-nightly bombardment, terror and immeasurable personal loss.