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 ▸
Jordan, Syria: Video: More than a playground
After fleeing Syria, Hayat made Jordan her home away from home. Learn how a playground, and Mercy Corps' community leader training, helped her feel less alone.
Who are the world's toughest women?
We work with brave and resilient women all around the world. In honor of International Women's Day, we are celebrating just a few of the toughest women we know. Meet them and share their inspiring stories.
Jordan, Syria: From refugee to role model
Sami hated life in the refugee camp when he arrived. Now, two years later, he’s helping other young people shift their perspective and dream for the future.
Nepal: A smart matriarch turns pickles into profit
In hot western Nepal, Harikala Yogi and her family have mastered the art of pickling mangoes. See how Harikala broke boundaries and took the family business to new heights.
9 humanitarian crises we can't ignore this year
Barely two months into 2015, we are faced with escalating threats in many parts of the world that are putting millions of people at risk. What are the biggest challenges we face in the year ahead — and what must we do to help?