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Quick facts: Central American migration
As the current U.S. administration has announced plans to cut aid to Central America and tighten restrictions for asylum seekers, questions about the value of U.S. assistance in this region have never been more urgent. Read on to learn more about what’s driving the Central American migration crisis and join us to support the preservation of vital U.S. aid to Central America.
Afghanistan, Colombia, DR Congo, Indonesia, Nigeria, Syria, Yemen: 7 crises we're watching in 2019
Yemen, Nigeria, Colombia and beyond — here are the top crises we're keeping an eye on in 2019.
Lebanon, Syria: How a playground helped Farat find her voice
Farat lost her home and her husband to Syria's war. A Mercy Corps project in her community gave her the confidence to keep going.
Jordan, Syria: I lost everything when my home was bombed. So I built a school for refugees.
Ahmad was a cattle farmer in Syria when war ended the only life he knew. So he resettled in Jordan—and did something radical.
Timor-Leste: The dream that launched Lourdes
In the remote mountains of Timor-Leste, 15-year-old Lourdes had a crazy dream. Today, with help from Mercy Corps, that dream is now in motion.
Timor-Leste: In Timor-Leste, clean cookstoves offer opportunity for all
Freddie works for a small clean cookstove company that just launched this year. Clean cookstoves are critical in Timor-Leste: On an island facing the full brunt of climate change, where most people cook over an open flame, they burn less fuel and produce less smoke.
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Q&A: How is the Syria crisis reshaping the Middle East?
More than 5 million Syrians have been forced to seek safety in neighboring countries. How will that change the fabric of the Middle East? Learn more in this Q&A with Mercy Corps' country directors for Lebanon and Jordan, George Antoun and Hunter Keith.
Syria: How can technology transform the refugee crisis?
From digital diplomas to biometric identity protection, read how Mercy Corps and Microsoft are exploring breakthrough technology to impact the refugee crisis.
Jordan, Syria: For refugees in Jordan, two months became five years
Many families thought they would only be in Jordan's Zaatari camp a matter of weeks. As each year passes, life in the camp has taken them further from home.
Syria: The Wages of War: How are Syrians adapting their lives to the crisis?
Despite years of war, one-third of Syrian households have adapted their livelihoods so they can keep going during conflict. Read how, in this interview with Mercy Corps' research and learning team.