Fetching water while fleeing Joseph Kony's LRA
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!
You are the reason we were able to provide emergency food in the Sahel region, vocational training in Afghanistan, and Hurricane Sandy relief in Haiti -- among our many other projects and programs around the world. Thank you.
We like to see the people you impacted, and I bet you do too. Over 17,000 photos were collected this year and we would like to share some of them with you!
Check out our slide show of the ten best images from 2012 and witness photos of:
- Wiam, a seven-year-old living with just a suitcase and a cardboard box of belongings in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan.
- Donatien, 13, on his daily trek to fetch water. He and his family fled to this new village during attacks by the Lord' Resistance Army in the Central African Republic.
- Jhon, during his training as a mechanical engineer in our rehabilitation program in Colombia. Jhon escaped life as a child soldier with the FARC militants.
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 Mercy Corps through Global Giving. Pick a 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!
Syrian refugee 7 year old Wiam in Jordan waits
Ex-Child Soldier is now training to be an engineer