Jordan: Tackling the global water crisis with expert partner Xylem
One in eight people around the world does not have access to clean water. This is how we're exploring new ways to fix that.
Partners extend our impact around the world
On International Corporate Philanthropy Day, we're recognizing the companies who have joined us to save and improve lives around the world.
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: Wells under construction in refugee camp
With funding from UNICEF and Xylem Watermark, Mercy Corps teams are building a water infrastructure for the Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan. This new well will be part of a system that brings clean water to the approximately 25,000 Syrian refugees who now call this home.
Japan: Water partner Xylem recognized for its innovative support
When it comes to many of our biggest initiatives, which can span multiple countries, Mercy Corps partners with companies that want to make a difference. Their funding, and many times their technical expertise, allow us to bring some big changes to people’s lives around the world.
Colombia: Trekking to see flood recovery efforts
I just returned from a trip to Colombia where, instead of sitting behind a computer, I sat in planes, taxis, boats, vans, dugout canoes and on horseback — in one day.
Colombia: Stronger communities in the wake of flooding
Wilfran Zamora Nieto used to spend his days tending field of yucca, cotton, lettuce, radishes, cilantro and onions.
Indonesia: Neglected springs go from trickle to lifeline
Padang is one of the world’s most vulnerable cities to earthquakes. Indonesia’s capital city is situated on a highly active fault line — the same one that triggered the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. And it is inevitable that another quake will hit in the future.
Nepal: Women channel healthy sanitation
Toilets are a luxury in Kanchanpur District. In fact, throughout this rural area of southwest Nepal, few people have access to even rudimentary latrines.
Reporting out from World Water Week in Stockholm
Thirteen members of Mercy Corps representing five country programs, the United States and Scotland gathered in Stockholm last week to attend sessions and network with leading governmental representatives, private agencies, and non-governmental organizations working on issues related to water.