Relief and Recovery for Haiti Disaster Survivors

by Mercy Corps
Dec 31, 2012

Best Mercy Corps photos of 2012!

Planting trees to stabilize soil in Haiti
Planting trees to stabilize soil in Haiti

As we ring in the New Year, we spend time reviewing what has been done in 2012. Because of you, we at Mercy Corps were able to do some real life-changing work this year!

To date, Mercy Corps has provided more than 1 million Haitians with emergency food, clean water and shelter materials, as well as post-disaster assistance including trauma support, educational opportunities and short-term employment.

Almost three years after the earthquake, Mercy Corps continues to focus on long-term development. We help communities develop their own ideas to solve Haiti’s most daunting problems. We’re using innovative approaches to bring Haitians new social and economic opportunities and to make their country more secure, productive and just.

You are the reason we were able to respond to Hurricane Sandy relief in Haiti providing thousands of microentrepreneurs - mostly women -  funds they desperately need to rebuild by working with our existing microinsurance organization. Plus, the damage in the areas where we have planted trees - because of you - was much less than in other areas. Thank you.

We like to see the people supporters like you have impacted, and I bet you do too. Over 17,000 photos were collected this year from around the world and we would like to share some of them with you! 

  • A community using the Mercy Corps-sponsored well in Niger to help with the drought and resulting hunger crisis.
  • Mercy Corps training women to mediate land conflict in Guatemala.
  • Wiam, a seven-year-old girl living with just a suitcase and a cardboard box of belongings in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan.
  • Thirteen-year-old Donatien on his daily trek to fetch water. He and his family fled to this new village during attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army in the Central African Republic.

And many others!

These images capture the resilient and strong-willed spirit of those we work with, but there is still so much to be done.

As you consider your end-of-year giving, I encourage you to donate to a Mercy Corps project through Global Giving. Continue to support this project or pick a different project to make a lifesaving difference for families in need:

With you, in 2013, we will continue to make it a brighter, healthier year for families in the world’s most desperate places. With your support, we can make it happen - together!

In gratitude,

Carlene Deits

Mercy Corps-sponsored well fights Niger drought
Mercy Corps-sponsored well fights Niger drought
Women being trained to mediate land conflicts
Women being trained to mediate land conflicts
Syrian refugee 7 year old Wiam in Jordan
Syrian refugee 7 year old Wiam in Jordan



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Location: Portland, OR - USA
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Project Leader:
Carlene Deits
Portland, Oregon United States

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