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 ▸
Niger: Photos: Goats lead Santou's life on a new path December 3, 2014
Most days are the same for Santou, filled with never-ending work just to meet her families' most basic needs. See how she does it — and how her goats have given her new hope.
A world of thanks for you November 25, 2014
You know that a better future is possible when we work together as a global community. This year, supporters like you helped us reach 42 million people. See what our appreciation looks like around the world.
Liberia: Quick facts: Stopping Ebola December 2, 2014
What will it take to end the largest Ebola outbreak in history? Get the facts about the reality on the ground and what we're doing to contain the disease.
Food that brings us together around the world November 26, 2014
The joy of sharing a meal is the same no matter where live. But different ingredients reflect the vibrant, unique communities we work with. See how people are feeding their families around the world.
DR Congo: The quest for clean water comes closer to home November 20, 2014
Many people spend hours every day just gathering water. See how we’ve changed that for thousands of families living in a city built on lava.