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All stories about Children & Youth
Haiti: A psychologist's perspective on Port-au-Prince September 16, 2010
Colombia: Fighting sex trafficking in Colombia's tourist jewel September 14, 2010
Night has fallen in Cartagena, Colombia, and children are for sale.
Zimbabwe: My introduction September 13, 2010
Haiti: What "Back to School" will mean for kids in Haiti September 8, 2010
Kyrgyzstan: The laughter of a child September 7, 2010
When I was briefed at Mercy Corps headquarters just before leaving for Osh this time, a field veteran mentioned an important security indicator to watch for when entering a conflict zone: the presence of children.
United States: “Lemon Aid" for Mercy Corps August 5, 2010
The sound of young voices calling “lemonade for sale,” is frequent on my summertime bike rides home from work. Yesterday, I was surprised to hear “lemonade for sale, benefit for Mercy Corps.”
Vote now to help bring healthier food to children! August 4, 2010
Over the past several months, we've posted many articles about our Kedai Balitaku (My Child's Café) programme to help bring healthy food to Indonesia children. You may have read about it — and now's your chance to help us do more with the programme!
Indonesia: "Is it healthy food or not?" July 29, 2010
“Why, lately, has my child been commenting on the food that I cook, asking if is it healthy food or not?” was a mother's question. Yulaita, the principal of Aisyiyah Suka Ramai Kindergarten in Aceh recalls hearing the question — she's also been hearing similar question from her child.
Chile's first Comfort for Kids programs hold closing ceremony July 22, 2010
West Bank and Gaza: VIDEO: For the Children of Gaza June 29, 2010
Since February 2009, immediately after Operation Cast Lead, Mercy Corps in Gaza has been implementing a comprehensive psychosocial programme funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).