Alison Heyes, manager of Mercy Corps’ education projects in Bangassou, Central African Republic. Our team is back in the country this week after being evacuated in the days leading up to a rebel-led coup d’etat on March 24.
There have been reports of rape and there continues to be the ever-present danger of stray bullets. Cesar, our Health Facilitator, woke up last Sunday to find a hole in his roof and a bullet in his pillow.
Raifa is a Palestinian refugee who fled Syria to Lebanon. She gave birth to her baby on the same day she arrived to the overcrowded Weavil Camp in Baalbek, about six weeks ago.
Our board chair Linda Mason recently visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon and wrote about her experience in this piece for the Huffington Post.
Beautiful, heartbreaking photos of Syrian refugees with their most important, and in some cases, only possessions.
See more photos at BBC.co.uk, by photographer Brian Sokol.
Each day, we meet Syrian families like the Al Husseins who have lived through tragedy that no one should have to, and they persevere. Read their story.
Photo: Sumaya Agha/Mercy Corps
Two years into Syria’s violent conflict, more than one million refugees have fled their country — and the numbers continue to swell, straining already limited resources. Find out how Mercy Corps is helping refugees and host community members in Jordan and Lebanon meet their most urgent needs for water, warmth and safety.
Now what is our future? We have lost everything. What about the children? Eyad had only two more years of university. Our young people were starting out in their lives. Now they have no future but being a day laborer in the camp. We had a home, jobs, and education. Now we have no life.