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 ▸
Niger: Food crisis looming: Hawa's fight against hunger March 26, 2014
Severe food shortages caused by recurring drought are again threatening millions of people in West Africa.
Quick facts: What you need to know about global hunger April 2, 2014
The hunger cycle has millions of families in its grip. Why don't they have the food they need — and what can we do about it? See the infographics and get the key facts about global hunger.
Jordan, Syria: Life as a refugee: Spend the day with Nour March 14, 2014
From dawn to dusk, every hour with Nour, 13, and her family in Zaatari refugee camp shows the hardships millions of Syrians endure every day, three years since the war began — and the occasional joys they hang on to far from home.
Afghanistan: Women breaking down barriers in southern Afghanistan March 8, 2014
Vocational training and a revolutionary new women's market are giving many women the opportunity to earn their own income for the first time.
Philippines: Mobile banking helps isolated families recover from Haiyan January 22, 2014
Our new mobile money programme is speeding funds to typhoon-affected families, like the Franciscos, in remote regions of the Philippines.