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: 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.
Central African Republic: Q+A: Working with communities to stop gender-based violence September 18, 2014
Women in conflict-affected countries are especially vulnerable to violence. Learn how we're leading the fight to stop gender-based violence in CAR.
Mercy Corps' work: It starts with you September 17, 2014
What can one person do? We believe that even in the world’s toughest places, people have the power to transform their own lives. See how we work together to strengthen communities from within.
Mali, Niger, Nigeria: Why women are key to building resilience September 15, 2014
Increasingly frequent droughts are the new reality in the Sahel. Our new research shows how gender equality helps communities survive these and other disasters.
Nepal: Meet Samila: Overcoming challenges to stay in school September 2, 2014
Samila is from the poorest caste in Nepal, but she's on track to graduate 10th grade. Learn how we help Samila and other marginalized girls stay in school.