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 258 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 ▸
Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Assessing urgent needs of refugees in the Mediterranean
Our experts are monitoring and assessing the situation in the Mediterranean as the humanitarian needs of refugees become more severe.
Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Quick facts: What you need to know about the Syria crisis
More than four years in, Syria's civil war has fueled a massive exodus. See the staggering statistics and learn the facts behind the figures.
West Bank and Gaza: Bold murals help youth heal and inspire
This International Youth Day, we celebrate youth in war-torn Gaza who are learning how to express themselves, dream for the future and beautify their communities through art therapy.
Nepal: Recovery continues three months after Nepal earthquake
Monsoon season has arrived, and the people of Nepal are working to rebuild their homes, communities and livelihoods. We're still on the ground helping people affected by the earthquake with emergency supplies and cash assistance.
Timor-Leste: Life of a girl: Solar power lights the way for Lourdes
Follow 15-year-old Lourdes through her day, and find out how Mercy Corps' clean energy programme is helping her find time for her schoolwork among her other household responsibilities.