It has been nearly one year since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated communities in rural China last April. These kids are just a few of thousands of people we’ve helped recover in the past year — and we’re not even finished yet. Here’s a recap of what we’ve done so far and what we’re still planning to do.
Photo: Alexandra Corazza for Mercy Corps

It has been nearly one year since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated communities in rural China last April. 

These kids are just a few of thousands of people we’ve helped recover in the past year — and we’re not even finished yet. Here’s a recap of what we’ve done so far and what we’re still planning to do.

Photo: Alexandra Corazza for Mercy Corps

Our board chair, Allen Grossman, visited with Lucann Paro Hernandez during his recent trip to Colombia. Lucann will receive a land title for the plot her home is on through our land reform program there, giving her much-needed financial stability and an asset to pass on to her children. Read more about Allen’s trip and how the program is changing lives for poor families in Colombia.
Photo: Cully Lundgren/Mercy Corps

Our board chair, Allen Grossman, visited with Lucann Paro Hernandez during his recent trip to Colombia. 

Lucann will receive a land title for the plot her home is on through our land reform program there, giving her much-needed financial stability and an asset to pass on to her children. 

Read more about Allen’s trip and how the program is changing lives for poor families in Colombia.

Photo: Cully Lundgren/Mercy Corps

“If our mission at Mercy Corps is to enable secure, productive and just communities, we need to address food security,” says Cathy Bergman, Director of the Food Health and Nutrition Unit at Mercy Corps.
That’s because helping vulnerable people build better lives often starts with helping them secure the food they need to be healthy and productive.
In this interview, Bergman explains what food security means and how Mercy Corps is building it in the world’s toughest places.
Photo: Ben Manser/Mercy Corps

“If our mission at Mercy Corps is to enable secure, productive and just communities, we need to address food security,” says Cathy Bergman, Director of the Food Health and Nutrition Unit at Mercy Corps.

That’s because helping vulnerable people build better lives often starts with helping them secure the food they need to be healthy and productive.

In this interview, Bergman explains what food security means and how Mercy Corps is building it in the world’s toughest places.

Photo: Ben Manser/Mercy Corps

Today marks 20 years since the horror of the Rwanda genocide began, and we can’t forget what so many vowed then: “Never again.” We’re remembering the millions of innocent people caught in senseless violence — then and now — and call for urgent action on ongoing tragedies in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR). The international community must do more to ensure history does not repeat itself.More from U.N. Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon on CAR visit this weekend.

Today marks 20 years since the horror of the Rwanda genocide began, and we can’t forget what so many vowed then: “Never again.” 

We’re remembering the millions of innocent people caught in senseless violence — then and now — and call for urgent action on ongoing tragedies in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR). The international community must do more to ensure history does not repeat itself.

More from U.N. Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon on CAR visit this weekend.