Iraq: Worsening humanitarian conditions drive Mercy Corps response
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
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.
Where are the world's toughest places?
Mercy Corps works in 16 of the 20 most vulnerable countries in the new 2014 Fragile States Index. Learn about the crises some of these countries are up against, and what we're doing to help families overcome them.
Colombia: Soccer moves a generation towards peace
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.
Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Voices of Syria's youth: What it's like to grow up as a refugee
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.
Lebanon, Syria: Leaving home behind: Young Syrian refugees speak out
Four young Syrian refugees created videos to share their stories of fleeing home in search of safety and the heartbreaking moments that followed.
Jordan, Syria: Inside Azraq, Jordan's newest refugee camp
Learn about the new safe haven that was designed to give Syrian refugees a better sense of structure and community amid the uncertain future they face.
Iraq: Assessing urgent needs as 500,000 Iraqis flee violence
Our team in Iraq is working to coordinate emergency services for families displaced by escalating conflict.
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: New workbooks help Syria's children tell their story
See the beautiful images by Syrian-born illustrator Lina Safer in our Comfort for Kids workbooks, which help young refugees heal through creative expression and stay connected to their culture.
Q+A: How we reach youth in conflict
We believe young people are a powerful force for positive change. Our Director of Conflict Management discusses how we protect youth from violence and engage them in opportunities to build a better tomorrow.