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 ▸
West Bank and Gaza: Follow the Mercy Corps emergency response in Gaza August 26, 2014
Our team in Gaza doesn't know what the next day will bring. They keep working through conflict to help thousands of families every day. Read the latest updates.
South Sudan: A family in hiding August 28, 2014
Most families who've fled the conflict in South Sudan aren't in the safety of camps — they're hiding in remote villages where little help can reach them. Elizabeth and her children are one of them.
Somalia: Helping build a new generation of female teachers August 26, 2014
In Somalia, most adolescent girls aren't in school. A severe lack of female teachers is part of the problem, but Mercy Corps has created a 2-year teacher training program for young women who want to help.
West Bank and Gaza: Q+A: Supporting children through conflict August 21, 2014
While our emergency response in Gaza continues through fighting, our team is also working to help traumatized children cope with their experiences.
Dreaming for the future: Youth around the world August 12, 2014
87% of the world's youth live in developing countries. How do we help them overcome the difficult challenges they face? Read their stories and hear about their hopes for a better future.