Disaster Relief & Recovery

Fighting Armyworms in Malawi

A pest that is barely the size of a paperclip poses a major threat to farmers in Malawi. In 2013, droves of armyworms marched across the fields of this landlocked country in southern Africa, feasting on essential crops and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. According to the Government of Malawi’s Ministry of [...]

By | 2017-06-12T07:02:37+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Disaster Relief & Recovery, Food Security|

Barrio Mio Transforms Vulnerable Neighborhoods in Guatemala

This story was originally published in USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean September 2016 newsletter, highlighting PCI's "Barrio Mio" project in Guatemala.  Today the world is celebrating International Day for Disaster Reduction, a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction and to recognize how communities [...]

Hurricane Matthew: Support PCI’s Response

After Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti, PCI continues to work with our partners on the ground to provide desperately needed support. Your assistance will help provide critical emergency supplies, clean water, sanitation items, and emergency shelter in affected communities. PCI is also preparing to assist communities in the aftermath of the storm for reconstruction of safer, healthier, [...]

Tackling Ethiopia’s Water Crisis with Partnership

In a guest blog post, Larry Bentley, Lead Volunteer with Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA), writes about partnering with Project Concern International (PCI) to tackle drought in rural Ethiopia. EWB-USA’s 16,800 members implement engineering projects worldwide to help empower communities to meet their basic human needs. Clean water is vital. It is a key to [...]

Notes from the Field: Celebrating a Team Effort in Responding to Ethiopia’s Drought

By Tija Danzig The plane landed with a thud onto the dirt runway. I was told that the airport has only been here for a few years and was built in response to the growing humanitarian need in the region. The sighs of relief that echoed from across the airplane when we touched ground was [...]