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Laughing through fear in Syria / guest comedian Matt Falk

Relief, development and podcast

Release Date: 07/22/2020

Increasing local food security in India / guest MCC project officer Pabitra Paramanya show art Increasing local food security in India / guest MCC project officer Pabitra Paramanya

Relief, development and podcast

On this episode we look at food insecurity in India and how MCC partners are working alongside rural farmers to increase access to food for their families. We talk to MCC project officer Pabitra Paramanya about this work, and how partners help farmers try new methods and increase their yields. We also hear a story from Manki Kashyap, a participant who's family gained food security as a result of these projects.

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Disaster response to Haiti earthquake 2021 / Guests MCC staff Paul Shetler Fast and Muriel Chaperon show art Disaster response to Haiti earthquake 2021 / Guests MCC staff Paul Shetler Fast and Muriel Chaperon

Relief, development and podcast

On this episode we look at the recent earthquake in Haiti, hearing about the diverse needs in the affected communities. We talk to Paul Shetler Fast about the first distribution of relief and see what a long term response might be. We also talked to MCC staff Muriel Chaperon about the importance of getting relief to women as well as responding to the trauma.

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Peace and development in Colombia / guest MCC project coordinator Sara Melgarejo show art Peace and development in Colombia / guest MCC project coordinator Sara Melgarejo

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On this episode we unpack the importance of integrating peace and development in Colombia, a place with a long history of armed conflict. 

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Honouring treaties as peacebuilding / guest elder Adrian Jacobs show art Honouring treaties as peacebuilding / guest elder Adrian Jacobs

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Featuring the story of the Two Row Wampum belt and guest Adrian Jacobs, who is Ganosono of the Turtle Clan, Cayuga Nation of the Six Nations Haudenosaunee Confederacy. He joins us to talk about how his people are asserting sovereignty and fighting for the land that is rightfully theirs, according to the original treaties.

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Relationship building in Palestine and Israel / guests learning tour participants Mike and Linda Shantz show art Relationship building in Palestine and Israel / guests learning tour participants Mike and Linda Shantz

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Amal Nassar, a Palestinian woman from Tent of Nations in the West Bank, is committed to peace with neighbouring settlements even as they face constant pressure to leave their land.

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Peace clubs in Zambia / guest peace coordinator Issa Ebombolo show art Peace clubs in Zambia / guest peace coordinator Issa Ebombolo

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While in prison in Zambia, Zebron Mwale found his attitude around reconciliation radically transformed after joining a peace club.

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Peace clubs in Zambia / guest peace coordinator Issa Ebombolo show art Peace clubs in Zambia / guest peace coordinator Issa Ebombolo

Relief, development and podcast

While in prison in Zambia, Zebron Mwale found his attitude around reconciliation radically transformed after joining a peace club.

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COVID-19 at the border / guest border and migration coordinator Katherine Smith show art COVID-19 at the border / guest border and migration coordinator Katherine Smith

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This episode we explore how COVID-19 is affecting people crossing borders as they navigate an already complex and often unsafe system. Featuring a story from Josefa (real name not used for security reasons), who is seeking asylum to the United States after fleeing her home in Venezuela. Host Scott Campbell also interviews Katherine Smith, the border and migration coordinator for MCC's West Coast office.

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Gender and COVID-19/ guest humanitarian response coordinator Annie Loewen show art Gender and COVID-19/ guest humanitarian response coordinator Annie Loewen

Relief, development and podcast

Etaferaw Anke in Ethiopia shares a story about how COVID-19 has impacted her clothing business, making it difficult for her to provide for herself and her daughter.

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(Nearly) a year into the COVID-19 pandemic / guest health coordinator Paul Shetler Fast show art (Nearly) a year into the COVID-19 pandemic / guest health coordinator Paul Shetler Fast

Relief, development and podcast

Dr. Christian Isichei, from MCC partner Faith Alive in Nigeria, shares a story about a 16-year-old girl named Emmanuela who recovered from COVID-19 to go on to help others in her community struggling with the virus.

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