Japan: Reflections on two years supporting tsunami-hit communities March 7, 2013
The 200 local small businesses we’ve reached are collectively the region’s largest employer. They also lie at the center of community life, and are a critical part of the recovery for everyone here.
Japan: Update: Two years since the tsunami March 7, 2013
Much has changed in Japan in the past two years, yet much has painfully stayed the same in the tsunami zone. Mercy Corps assisted in the emergent aftermath of the disaster, and has continued to provide support for local small merchants, helping to revive the badly struggling local economies.
Jordan, Syria: Syria refugee crisis becoming ‘unsustainable’ March 6, 2013
A visit to the Syrian refugee registration center in Jordan, which is receiving thousands of families who cross the border each day, highlights the urgent needs in this water-strapped country.
10 stunning landscape photos from the world’s toughest places March 5, 2013
We work in some of the toughest places in the world, but their incredible settings are a reminder of what lies beyond poverty, conflict and disaster.
Yemen: Fetching water for families in Taiz March 1, 2013
An increased supply and new distribution programs help secure clean water — and provide jobs in Yemen's poorest communities.
Kenya: A movement for peace March 1, 2013
Kenya's youth are working to ensure that peace prevails during Monday's national vote, the first since post-election violence swept the country in 2007. Read their stories.
Somalia: A little light goes a long way March 1, 2013
Runners decked out in glow necklaces for LivingSocial 5k Dance Party will create quite a scene. But they'll also be making life a little brighter for kids like Fadumo, thousands of miles away in rural Somalia.
Central African Republic: Conflict continues to destabilize forgotten corner of Africa February 28, 2013
After a short period of fragile peace, this week armed opposition groups in the Central African Republic are threatening to take up an offensive once again.
Mercy Corps ranks among top 10 international NGOs for social innovation February 27, 2013
Mercy Corps is proud to be recognized for its "leadership in using social innovation as an engine for sustainable development" by The Global Journal.
Partners extend our impact around the world February 25, 2013
On International Corporate Philanthropy Day, we're recognizing the companies who have joined us to save and improve lives around the world.