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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.
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.
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.
South Sudan: Helping Kids Heal: A school for Marsa
Marsa and her family have resettled in South Sudan after years as refugees, but the basics of learning are still missing.