Central African Republic: Conflict continues to destabilize forgotten corner of Africa
After a short period of fragile peace, this week armed opposition groups in the Central African Republic are threatening to take up an offensive once again.
Kenya: Betting on peace as high-stakes elections approach
Mercy Corps' CEO visits Yes Youth Can and sees the future of Kenya in the young people working for peace in their country.
Haiti: What does resilience look like?
Discussions at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting this week will focus on how to better prepare for and minimize disasters of the future. In Haiti, we've been investing in communities to do just that.
DR Congo: Congo needs a long-term solution
For years, families have lived under the threat of violence, frequently forced to flee their homes for safety. Lately, things have worsened, with renewed fighting between rebels and government troops sparking a new wave of displacement.
Yemen: How we can turn the tide
Some say Yemen is on the edge of abyss. But there is a tremendous opportunity in Yemen — especially if we can harness the potential of the youth.
Uganda: Finding forgiveness after Charles Taylor
The spectacle that was Charles Taylor's trial made it easy to forget what it was really about: thousands of people like me, and the forgiveness that makes life bearable.
Egypt, Libya, Palestine (West Bank/Gaza): Reasons for hope
For much of July, I visited Mercy Corps' country programs in the West Bank and Gaza, Egypt and Libya. On my return, I wanted to share my thoughts on the challenges we face there and also the reasons that I came away hopeful. At the political level, things are fairly bleak.
Somalia: Will the U.S. stand by as famine looms in Somalia?
"The drought has gotten so bad that we have seen camels dying of thirst," recounted a Mercy Corps colleague during my recent visit to Somalia.
Niger: Niger’s success: did anybody notice?
Protests turn violent in Egypt and Yemen. Transition seems likely after prolonged fighting in Libya and Ivory Coast. Recovery efforts trudge on in Japan’s tsunami zone. Power peacefully changes hands in Niger. Wait. What?
Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine (West Bank/Gaza), Yemen: How we're helping transform the Middle East
The recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt — and their ripple effects across North Africa and the Middle East — have reminded the world how powerful young people can be.