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 170 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 ▸
West Bank and Gaza: Delivery of emergency food and supplies continues amidst chaos July 31, 2014
As the conflict in Gaza continues to worsen, Mercy Corps team members are working in dangerous conditions to deliver much-needed emergency assistance on the ground.
Jordan, Syria: Syrian wrestling champion brings hope to refugee youth July 29, 2014
Mohammed Al Karad spent more than a decade as a star Syrian athlete. Now a refugee at Za'atari, he's channeling his past to be a positive role model for young Syrian refugees at Mercy Corps' Youth Centre.
Where are the world's toughest places? June 26, 2014
Mercy Corps works in 16 of the 20 most vulnerable countries in the new 2014 Fragile States Index. Learn about the crises some of these countries are up against, and what we're doing to help families overcome them.
Iraq: Emergency supplies help displaced families July 15, 2014
This past week, our team in Iraq distributed 4,000 hygiene kits to vulnerable displaced families. Read their stories.
South Sudan: What we must do to prevent tragedy: 5 urgent needs July 9, 2014
Just 3 years since South Sudan gained indepdence, conflict has driven the young country to the brink of devastating famine. Five things can save lives right now.