Mercy Corps saves and improves lives in the world's toughest places.
Since 1979, we have been helping people in the world’s toughest places survive the crises they confront and turn them into opportunities to thrive. Read about our history ▸
Our staff — 93 percent of whom are local — work in failing states like Somalia and Zimbabwe. Conflict zones like Afghanistan, Congo and Iraq. And countries that have endured natural disasters like Indonesia, Pakistan and Haiti. Meet our team ▸
In these places, a child’s life is often at risk. A woman’s education is usually ignored. A family’s livelihood is never a sure thing. We respond immediately to emergencies and stick around to build food security, resilience and new economic opportunities as communities rebuild. Find out how you can help ▸
In these important and imperiled places, we listen to locals and prioritize their most urgent needs. We take the long-term view and commit to innovative solutions that drive true change. We think big, start small and take responsible risks to benefit the greatest number of people around the world. Learn more about our work ▸
Japan: Businesses, communities thrive three years after disaster February 26, 2014
Three years after the March 2011 tsunami devastated Japan's northern coast, we've helped 300 entrepreneurs revive their economies and heal their communities by getting small businesses back up and running.
Lebanon, Syria: Meeting urgent needs of new refugees in southern Lebanon February 7, 2014
Getting critical supplies to families who have recently crossed the border is a key part of our work in Lebanon. Watch a video of our latest distribution to Syrian refugees.
Philippines: Mobile banking helps isolated families recover from Haiyan January 22, 2014
Our new mobile money programme is speeding funds to typhoon-affected families, like the Franciscos, in remote regions of the Philippines.
Indonesia, Philippines: Meet our field staff: Dewi February 17, 2014
When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, Dewi Hanifah, a seasoned first responder, was quickly deployed to the devastated region.
Colombia: Relief for a family displaced by conflict February 21, 2014
Miriam's family received emergency supplies from us after being uprooted from their home. On a recent trip to Columbia our director of development met her and received a tour of her new shelter — a makeshift house built in a mangrove.