Mercy Corps saves and improves lives in the world's toughest places.
Since 1979, we have been helping people in the world’s toughest places survive the crises they confront and turn them into opportunities to thrive. Read about our history ▸
Our staff — 93 percent of whom are local — work in failing states like Somalia and Zimbabwe. Conflict zones like Afghanistan, Congo and Iraq. And countries that have endured natural disasters like Indonesia, Pakistan and Haiti. Meet our team ▸
In these places, a child’s life is often at risk. A woman’s education is usually ignored. A family’s livelihood is never a sure thing. We respond immediately to emergencies and stick around to build food security, resilience and new economic opportunities as communities rebuild. Find out how you can help ▸
In these important and imperiled places, we listen to locals and prioritize their most urgent needs. We take the long-term view and commit to innovative solutions that drive true change. We think big, start small and take responsible risks to benefit the greatest number of people around the world. Learn more about our work ▸
Philippines: Delivering food and water to remote islands November 21, 2013
Mercy Corps' emergency response team is focused on reaching Typhoon Haiyan survivors on isolated islands that have yet to receive critical assistance.
Philippines: Quick facts: What you need to know about Super Typhoon Haiyan November 14, 2013
It's one of the worst disasters in recent history. See the map of Haiyan's impact in the Philippines — and the response to help survivors.
Iraq, Syria: Expanding support for Syrian refugees in Iraq November 25, 2013
The number of Syrians fleeing to Iraq tripled in the last year. We've mobilized to help refugees prepare for winter and find work to support their families.
Thank you, from Mercy Corps November 26, 2013
Together, we’re transforming lives around the world. Watch this short video and meet just a few of the millions of people you’ve helped this year.
Timor-Leste: Benefits of clean energy radiate through villages September 18, 2013
In Timor-Leste, 65 percent of the population does not have access to electricity. We're helping communities there build clean energy markets that improve their lives and strengthen their economies.