There are over 18,000 child soldiers in Colombia. Our Sports for Peace program is using soccer to change the statistic.

There are over 18,000 child soldiers in Colombia. Our Sports for Peace program is using soccer to change the statistic.

What does it mean to be a young Syrian refugee? Marwa talks about her wish to return home.

More than one million Syrian children have been forced to flee their war-torn country. 
We asked some of these young Syrian refugees to describe their experience through art and photography, and this is just one of the images we received. See more images and read about what inspires these young refugees.

More than one million Syrian children have been forced to flee their war-torn country. 

We asked some of these young Syrian refugees to describe their experience through art and photography, and this is just one of the images we received. See more images and read about what inspires these young refugees.

Doulama, just one of the 2.5 million people Mercy Corps is helping during the #Syria crisis, speaks about fleeing her home and becoming a refugee.

Inside Azraq, Jordan’s newest refugee camp

Take a look inside Azraq, Jordan’s newest refugee camp. Since it opened on April 30, more than 8,000 refugees from war-torn Syria have taken shelter here.

Between 300 and 500 more refugees arrive at the camp every day.

Photos show what life is like within the camp, and how displaced families are working to build new lives.

Photos: Sumaya Agha for Mercy Corps

Assessing urgent needs as 500,000 Iraqis flee violence

Mercy Corps is quickly assessing needs after hundreds of thousands of people fled Mosul, Iraq after a violent takeover on Tuesday. 

The country is already host to 200,000 Syrian refugees, and meeting the needs of the estimated 500,000 newly displaced will stretch already scarce resources even further. Learn more about the urgent situation.

Drawing on the colors, sounds and details of her own childhood in Homs, Syria, illustrator Lina Safer helped us adapt our Comfort for Kids workbook for Syrian children. 

Take a look inside the workbook and see the beautiful images that are helping Syrian child refugees stay connected to their culture and cope with the trauma of war.

We believe in the power of all young people to change the world — even those caught in war, poverty and disaster. But how do we reach them with the support they need? In this Q+A, our Director of Conflict Management and Peacebuilding programs explains how we work to give youth in the toughest places the opportunities they need today to build a better tomorrow.

Photo: Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps

We believe in the power of all young people to change the world — even those caught in war, poverty and disaster. But how do we reach them with the support they need? 

In this Q+A, our Director of Conflict Management and Peacebuilding programs explains how we work to give youth in the toughest places the opportunities they need today to build a better tomorrow.

Photo: Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps

How do electronic vouchers help people displaced by conflict? We’re finding out in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Read our guest post about the new program for the Better Than Cash Alliance.

How do electronic vouchers help people displaced by conflict? We’re finding out in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Read our guest post about the new program for the Better Than Cash Alliance.

What are you cooking this weekend?Learn about the healthy meals we’re teaching mothers in rural Guatemala to prepare for their children to help fight malnutrition — then try the recipes for yourself! 
Photo: Sean Sheridan for Mercy Corps

What are you cooking this weekend?

Learn about the healthy meals we’re teaching mothers in rural Guatemala to prepare for their children to help fight malnutrition — then try the recipes for yourself

Photo: Sean Sheridan for Mercy Corps

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