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 ▸
South Sudan: What we must do to prevent tragedy: 5 urgent needs July 9, 2014
Just 3 years since South Sudan gained indepdence, conflict has driven the young country to the brink of devastating famine. Five things can save lives right now.
Iraq: Worsening humanitarian conditions drive Mercy Corps response July 3, 2014
Continued fighting in Iraq is driving more people from their homes. We are ramping up an emergency response to keep displaced families healthy in deteriorating conditions.
South Sudan: New nation on the brink June 27, 2014
Six months of conflict have left millions at risk of famine and disease in South Sudan. Our Director of Global Emergency Response explains our response to the young country's spiraling crisis.
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Voices of Syria's youth: What it's like to grow up as a refugee June 20, 2014
As part of our new research, we asked youth affected by the Syria crisis to describe their struggles and hopes. See their art and photos — and learn what we must do to help this generation rebuild.
Colombia: Soccer moves a generation towards peace June 25, 2014
In Colombia, we use soccer to prevent youth violence and encourage leadership skills. This week, community coaches from the program are visiting our global headquarters to hone their skills and learn about youth development.