Mercy Corps goes Beyond...

We live and work in more than 40 countries around the world, partnering with local communities, governments and changemakers to help people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

We see the world differently, so we act differently. We bring big ideas and bold action together with local insights to identify and enable a path beyond crisis, towards resilience.

Together we can build beyond disaster, push beyond crisis and go beyond charity. Together a better world is possible.

Build Beyond Disaster

We have responded to almost every global natural disaster in the last 20 years. When disaster strikes, the immediate concern of all humanitarian responders is, and should be, how to help people meet their basic, urgent needs, like food, water and shelter. But how a response is conducted can have significant implications on how the community recovers — and how fast.

A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015, just northwest of the capital of Kathmandu. It was the worst quake to strike the region in more than 80 years, killing thousands of people and injuring thousands more.

Mercy Corps responded in the days after the earthquake, helping 135,000 people with emergency aid, and has since been working to help the hardest-hit communities recover and build back stronger than they were before.

Three years after the initial devastation, learn what recovery has been like for some of the people we’ve been working with to build beyond disaster.

The long road to recovery: Three years after quake, Nepalis push ahead  ▸

Push Beyond Crisis

War tears at every fiber of society, but conflict doesn't have to be violent to harm communities. Mercy Corps works to help families rebuild after the destruction of war and engages citizens to find mutually beneficial solutions for change, helping push beyond crisis.

In the aftermath of the battle for Mosul, nearly 1.5 million people have been affected and the need is immense. Mercy Corps distributed emergency supplies and cash to support families as they begin the hard work of recovery.

Mercy Corps has been responding to the crisis in Mosul since the month after the first clashes began, aiding those who fled the violence and providing hygiene kits, cooking materials and shelter supplies to help them survive.

In the wake of this disaster, we’re beside—and we’ll stay beside—families still in Mosul city with cash and support to meet their needs as they slowly begin the hard work of recovery.

With war over, Mosul faces its next battle: recovery  ▸

We’re committed to helping Iraqis survive this crisis and rebuild their lives no matter how long as it takes. With your help, Mercy Corps is working hard to bring these families clean water, essential household supplies and other assistance so they can push beyond crisis.

Go Beyond Charity

Mercy Corps strives to provide families around the world with the tools they need to beat their most-threatening challenges and build better lives.

We create breakthrough solutions by connecting people to the resources they need to strengthen their community from within and go beyond charity.

Tchima Tsahiru, 20, tends the community garden that Mercy Corps helped the women start in their village this year.

Every year, farmers in Niger must cope with the hunger gap — a period of time when the year’s food reserves have been depleted but the next harvest is not ready.

How farm school is helping beat the hunger gap  ▸

Mercy Corps is helping people like Tchima and others in her village access land and learn how to grow heartier vegetables to get their families through the hunger gap. “It’s really improved our lives,” she says.

How you can help

  • Donate Today. Every single contribution helps us provide even more emergency relief for families facing hunger and others in crisis around the world.