Afghanistan: Field report from northern Afghanistan
According to our sources, this is the latest news from northern Afghanistan: 17 August: the front line was 20-23 kms west of Taloqan with a major advance by the Northern Alliance pushing the Taliban back. However, the Taliban re-attacked and fighting was said to be intense.
Mercy Corps Provides Stoves to 1,500 IDP Families in Eritrea, Warns of Deteriorating Conditions
Mercy Corps has purchased kerosene stoves, fuel cans and a one-month's supply of kerosene for immediate distribution to approximately 1,500 IDP (internally displaced person) families. The families are among the latest victims of the two-year-old episodic war between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Mongolia: Mercy Corps Artist Visits New York
Mongolia: Credit Institution Launched in Mongolia
Goviin Ekhlel, a new non-bank financial institution offering credit to qualified borrowers in the Gobi region, had its official opening ceremony last Friday at the Chinggis Khaan Hotel in Ulaanbaator, the capital of Mongolia.
North Korea: 10,000 Trees in Flight to North Korea
A consortium of Oregon-based businesses, nonprofit organizations and a public agency have joined together in "Operation Appleseed," a humanitarian mission to assist hunger-stricken North Korea.
Mongolia: In the Mongolian Zud—A Witness to Winter's Wrath
Depending upon where you live, words like earthquake, tornado, or crop freeze can strike fear or bring feelings of helplessness. In Mongolia, that word is zud—a combination of blizzard and bitter cold, preceded by drought.