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Tell Obama: A New Year Calls for A New Approach to Solving Humanitarian Crises
The number and magnitude of humanitarian crises in 2015 seriously strained the ability of humanitarians to reach everyone in need. As we enter 2016, we must do better. We can no longer just respond to natural disasters and conflict. We need strong political efforts to stop conflict and increase peace so there will be fewer refugees and people in need and a humanitarian system that effectively and sustainably addresses vulnerable families’ needs.
Afghanistan: Addressing anger, not just income, is key to fighting instability in Afghanistan
We're tackling insecurity and violence in Afghanistan by providing young people with the support they need to build stable livelihoods, cope with life's challenges and bolster stronger, more just communities.
Mercy Corps founder Dan O'Neill on the importance of monthly giving
Dan O'Neill has dedicated his life to helping others survive war, poverty and disaster. His mission for Mercy Corps is only possible because of our supporters, including the dedicated Partners In Mercy community.
South Sudan: Quick facts: What you need to know about the South Sudan crisis
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.
South Sudan: Water, sanitation needs soar as South Sudan conflict persists
Ongoing violence in South Sudan continues to force people from their homes and into the relative safety of the U.N. displacement site in Bentiu. We're working to meet the critical sanitation and hygiene needs of the site's growing population.
Iraq, Syria: Teen Syrian refugee boy looks for community in Iraq
Sepan, 15, dances to the beat of his own drummer. A Syrian refugee, he feels isolated in Iraq, but a new Mercy Corps community center could change all that.
From the field: The night shift on the refugee migration crisis
Trudging through the mud and cold, thousands of refugees continue to cross Europe in search of better futures for their families. One of our team members filed this report from working the night shift of the Macedonia-Serbian border.
Supporter Spotlight: Helping the world is lifelong commitment
Bill and Karen Early of Portland, Oregon made their first gift to Mercy Corps more than 15 years ago. They have shared a lifelong commitment to helping people around the world survive and flourish in difficult circumstances.
Three steps Europe must take to relieve the refugee madness
These refugees are not terrorists; rather, they are an opportunity for Europe. Peaceful and optimistic, the Syrians largely are young, skilled workers – precisely what is needed in Europe’s aging labor market.
Paris climate accord is first step in solving global poverty
We know that the effects of climate change can ravage communities, pushing people into poverty and stirring conflict over food, water, shelter and other resources. This accord is more than a first step towards solving climate challenges.