Mercy Corps saves and improves lives in the world's toughest places.
Poverty. Conflict. Disaster. These are the global challenges that we’ve been responding to since 1979, helping more than 258 million people survive emergencies and build back better. Read about our history ▸
When a natural disaster strikes, an economy collapses, or conflict erupts, Mercy Corps is there. We respond immediately to meet urgent needs for food, water and shelter, and stay beyond the emergency to partner with communities for their long-term recovery. Learn more about our work ▸
Our network of experienced professionals in more than 40 countries literally speaks the language — 93 percent of our field staff are from the country where they work — giving them unique insight into what will move communities from relief to recovery and ultimately toward resilience. Meet our team ▸
We believe even in the world’s most challenging places, people have the power to transform their own lives when they have the right resources. Growing more food, earning higher incomes, advocating for their needs — we leverage their local logic to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions that build stronger communities. Now, and for the future. Find out how you can help ▸
Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Quick facts: What you need to know about the Syria crisis
More than four years in, Syria's civil war has fueled a massive exodus. See the staggering statistics and learn the facts behind the figures.
It’s not just Syria: Refugee crisis is 60 million and growing
There are currently nearly 60 million refugees or displaced people worldwide, and they aren't just fleeing the war in Syria. Get the facts about where refugees live around the world, and what we're doing to help them while they're far from home.
Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Refugee crisis: What's happening on the ground in Greece
As the refugee crisis reaches a tipping point, our teams are in Greece to help people in need. Javier Alvarez, a senior team leader, spoke with us this week about the situation.
Colombia: School becomes a safe haven from violence
Children in Colombia are faced daily with threats like sexual assault and recruitment into armed groups. Find out how we're helping students like Lucia stay out of harm's way.
West Bank and Gaza: Bold murals help youth heal and inspire
This International Youth Day, we celebrate youth in war-torn Gaza who are learning how to express themselves, dream for the future and beautify their communities through art therapy.