Disaster Relief & Recovery

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 [...]

PCI Named Top Finalist for P3 Impact Award

We’re thrilled to announce that our Satellite-Assisted Pastoral Resource Management (SAPARM) initiative has been named a top five finalist for the P3 Impact Award, which honors effective public-private partnerships that provide innovative and impactful work around the globe. With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) and Google.org, PCI [...]

Our 2015 Annual Report: Innovation for Impact

Explore our 2015 Annual Report online. 2015 was the most successful year in PCI’s history as we helped transform the lives of more than 19 million people around the world and expanded our program reach. Over the past year, we were a leader in the Ebola response in Liberia; kicked off our largest program ever [...]

Innovative Satellite Solutions to Ethiopia’s Drought

Mamedo Nur-Hussen is one of the millions of traditional pastoralists in Ethiopia. His family has tended herds of sheep and goats in the Telalak district of the Afar Region in Ethiopia for the past five generations, constantly searching for green pasture in an area known for arid conditions. Each year in Africa, more than 200 [...]

Commemorating 40 Years of Building Better Lives in Guatemala

For over 40 years, PCI has empowered communities in Guatemala, working to improve maternal and child health, food and nutrition security, and the readiness to respond in times of disaster. Today, we’re working in 25 Guatemalan municipalities, both rural and urban, to transform vulnerable communities into resilient, safe and productive communities. We’re implementing projects designed [...]