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We asked our staff: What does being a humanitarian mean to you?
This World Humanitarian Day, we honor the many ways that, together, we can make a difference. Our staff around the world share some of their experiences.
West Bank and Gaza: Bold murals help youth heal and inspire
This International Youth Day, we celebrate youth in war-torn Gaza who are learning how to express themselves, dream for the future and beautify their communities through art therapy.
Timor-Leste: Life of a girl: Solar power lights the way for Lourdes
Follow 15-year-old Lourdes through her day, and find out how Mercy Corps' clean energy program is helping her find time for her schoolwork among her other household responsibilities.
DR Congo: How one young woman is fighting back for change
Like many women in DRC, young Masika has endured terrible violence. But she’s working hard to make the future better for her child — and the next generation.
Myanmar: Preparing emergency relief after severe flooding
Monsoon rains have triggered severe flooding across Myanmar, affecting 250,000 people. Our team on the ground is preparing to distribute emergency relief to families in need.
Guatemala: Healthy mothers make happy families, hopeful futures
We taught mothers in rural Guatemala how to improve the lives of their children through nutrition, hygiene and pregnancy care. Learn how the lessons are giving them a brighter, healthier future.
Nepal: Recovery continues three months after Nepal earthquake
Monsoon season has arrived, and the people of Nepal are working to rebuild their homes, communities and livelihoods. We're still on the ground helping people affected by the earthquake with emergency supplies and cash assistance.
Jordan, Syria: Syrian refugees brave brutal summer conditions
Syrian refugees at Zaatari camp face difficult challenges this summer. The sun and dust are unbearable, and there isn't enough water to bring relief. Hear about their experiences and learn how you can help.
Iraq: Cash gives one family safe shelter from conflict
Finding refuge from violence in Iraq can be a daunting task. Find out how Mercy Corps is helping this displaced family and others stay out of harm's way.
DR Congo: How much water in a day?
The search for water is a backbreaking ordeal in Goma. Why? See how we've brought clean water within reach — and how women like Justine use the vital resource every day.