Accomplishments of 2012: Together, we made change possible
In 2012, we helped millions of people living in the world’s toughest places end this year safer, healthier, more secure — and more hopeful — than when it began.
Ten best photos of 2012
In 2012, we sent photographers to cover some of the most remarkable stories in 10 different countries, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Colombia to South Sudan.
Guatemala: Rapid response gets food to families after earthquake
Mercy Corps works in some of the poorest communities in western Guatemala — which were at the epicenter of the 7.4 earthquake that struck the country on November 7, 2012.
Guatemala: Amanda's mission: Women helping women
Amanda Sacul’s job is twofold: to mediate disputes over land — disputes that prevent families from moving forward economically — and to train other indigenous women how to resolve these conflicts themselves.
Colombia: Capture or surrender earns second chance
Child soldiers in Colombia escape the front lines one of two ways: by turning themselves in, or being rescued in battle. Most come from the countryside, where schools and jobs are scarce, and join an armed group as a way to escape poverty.
Colombia: Picturing yesterday, today and tomorrow
Former child soldiers in Colombia created these drawings as part of our programme that helps them reintegrate into society after fighting in illegal armed groups.
Guatemala: A seat at the table: Empowering women in land-conflict mediation
Mercy Corps has been at the forefront of the movement to resolve land conflict in rural Guatemala since 2003. Meet the women who are now leading the charge.
Haiti: Youthful views: National Geographic photo camp
For six days last month, 18 Haitian youth came together for a Mercy Corps and National Geographic photo camp in Port-au-Prince.
Guatemala: Land ownership yields stronger, healthier communities
Families in the rural highlands are dependent on the land, but years of civil war have diminished resources. Find out how they are rebuilding from the ground up.
Ethiopia: Dowries to degrees: An education for Ethiopia's young women
Mercy Corps is helping girls in one of Ethiopia’s most remote regions explore a future full of new possibilities by providing them with scholarships to complete secondary school.