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 ▸
Iraq, Syria: Syrian families from Kobane find safety in Iraq October 28, 2014
After a month of fighting, many families from the besieged Syrian town have journeyed more than 500 miles to Iraq. We're helping newly arrived refugees and preparing displaced families for winter.
Liberia: Ebola response: Mobilizing communities to stop the spread October 16, 2014
Mercy Corps is launching a massive public education campaign to help contain the Ebola outbreak. How we’ll equip 2 million people to prevent transmission.
South Sudan: The story of Ganyiel: A safe hiding place October 22, 2014
The village of Ganyiel is one of few safe places in war-torn South Sudan. Get a glimpse of what life is like for people who’ve sought refuge there.
Niger: Life of a girl: Spend the day with Badariya October 8, 2014
What's it like to be a 13-year-old girl in West Africa? Badariya doesn't get to spend her day in a classroom, but she's still determined to change her future. Follow a day in her life and see how.
South Sudan: Quick facts: What you need to know about the South Sudan crisis September 12, 2014
The man-made humanitarian crisis is threatening to turn into famine in South Sudan. How did this happen? Get the facts and learn why this young nation needs our help.