After a harrowing evacuation in the midst of a military coup in the Central African Republic on March 24, our staff is back in the capital of Bangui working to get our programs restarted.
More than 200,000 families are still displaced after fleeing attacks, and nearly half a million people are facing food shortages. Children have been out of school for almost a year.
We spoke with our CAR Program Coordinator Whitney Elmer to get an inside look at how our team is helping communities through the deepening crisis.
Read more.
Photo: Sean Sheridan for Mercy Corps

After a harrowing evacuation in the midst of a military coup in the Central African Republic on March 24, our staff is back in the capital of Bangui working to get our programs restarted.

More than 200,000 families are still displaced after fleeing attacks, and nearly half a million people are facing food shortages. Children have been out of school for almost a year.

We spoke with our CAR Program Coordinator Whitney Elmer to get an inside look at how our team is helping communities through the deepening crisis.

Read more.

Photo: Sean Sheridan for Mercy Corps

It is because of your help that I can smile. It was as if it was my son who had returned to me. These vouchers have value even beyond providing my family with meals — I was proud to choose and receive my items from the market.

Aissata Diallo, mother of four in Mali. Her son left their village last year to search for work to help them — but in the midst of both conflict and drought, she hasn’t heard from him since. 

What can a piece of paper do?

Our emergency vouchers are helping Aissata and other families survive a year of unpredictable shocks in Mali. Find out how.

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.

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.

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.
Photo: Joni Kabana for Mercy Corps

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.

Photo: Joni Kabana for Mercy Corps