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: Follow the Mercy Corps emergency response in Gaza August 14, 2014
Our team in Gaza doesn't know what the next day will bring. But they keep working through conflict to help thousands of families every day. Read the latest updates from the ground.
Niger: Meet our field staff: Hadjia August 18, 2014
In one of the poorest countries in the world, Mercy Corps works to help families grow more food and to empower young women and girls to become stronger voices in their communities. Learn how Hadjia Aissatou helps us make an impact.
Iraq: Families on the run in Iraq: How our team is helping August 15, 2014
Intense fighting this week fueled a new wave of displacement. As part of our ongoing response, the team acted quickly to rush food and supplies to Yazidi families and others fleeing the violence.
Dreaming for the future: Youth around the world August 12, 2014
87% of the world's youth live in developing countries. How do we help them overcome the difficult challenges they face? Read their stories and hear about their hopes for a better future.
South Sudan: Q+A: How to survive in Bentiu August 14, 2014
People in Bentiu camp are in desperate need of shelter, food, water and everyday supplies. What's it like to survive there? One of our emergency responders, Osee Mbusa, describes the situation and his experience.