In drought-prone regions of Ethiopia, camels are key to survival. They require less water and their milk is rich in protein and nutrients.
That’s why Mercy Corps is bringing veterinary services to remote villages. When animals are healthy, families can thrive.
See more photos of recovery in Ethiopia.
Hunger has been a chronic issue in Niger, a country that endures cyclical droughts and food shortages. But Ibro Arzika is undaunted by these challenges — he left a job in radio journalism determined to turn the message of resilience into reality in his country.
He’s one of our thousands of worldwide team members who are from the countries where they work. Meet Ibro and find out how he’s helping communities find new ways to cope, and ultimately, thrive. Read more.
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Fatumo lost ten camels in the drought that ravaged Ethiopia two years ago. The family left their home in search of water and her children went hungry without the milk they depend on the animals to provide.
But today, the feisty mother of nine is back up at dawn everyday tending her herd. She’s selling more milk at the market and sending her kids to school.
This is what resilience looks like. See more photos.
We’re using solar power to light up rural villages in Timor-Leste that have never had electricity. Read more.
Happy Somali Youth Day! In celebration Mercy Corps is hosting a 10-day youth soccer tournament in Garowe, Somali. In communities recovering from conflict, Mercy Corps uses the power of play to bridge divisions and promote peacebuilding.
Learn more about how Sport for Change is transforming lives.
Photo: Lindsay Murphy/Mercy Corps
Last September a bomb landed on a mosque in the once-gorgeous city of Aleppo in Syria. Its dome crashed into an adjacent home, where 42-year-old Mariam was preparing dinner for her children.
Mariam is one of so many women who are taking care of their families after being forced from their homes by Syria’s civil war. More than 75% of the Syrian refugees in neighboring countries are women and children.
Read Mariam’s story.
Photo: Sumaya Agha/Mercy Corps
Sri Lanka was devastated in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. More than 35,000 people were killed, 450,000 displaced and there was an estimated $1.5 billion in damages. Anushika found the strength to start over and launched her own business raising and selling tropical fish.
See photos of ten mothers around the world who inspire us.
Photo: Thatcher Cook for Mercy Corps
Adriana was fighting with a rebel army in Colombia at 11. After going through our child soldier rehabilitation program, she joined our team as a mentor to young people who are going through the same transition and is building a stable, secure life for her son.
See photos of ten women from around the world whose love and tenacity have left a mark on us.
Photo: Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps
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