War tears at every fiber of society, but conflict doesn't have to be violent to harm communities. Mercy Corps works to help families rebuild after the destruction of war and engages citizens to find mutually beneficial solutions for change.
Especially in post-conflict settings, we facilitate collaboration between government officials and the people they serve, leading to more accountable and productive leadership. Addressing the root causes of conflict today can help avoid tomorrow's wars and other crises.
All stories about Conflict & Governance
Q+A: How we reach youth in conflict June 5, 2014
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.
Iraq: How do citizens build better government? April 28, 2014
Our new research report shows how empowering civil society in Iraq is helping citizens lay the groundwork for a democratic and peaceful future.
South Sudan: Mercy Corps welcomes ceasefire, calls for increased access to those in need January 27, 2014
With this agreement, we and our colleagues hope there will be a quick improvement in the security conditions that help us reach more people with food, water and supplies.
Central African Republic: Distributing food, addressing sanitation needs as violence spreads January 24, 2014
The situation continues to deteriorate in CAR, where we are helping prevent the spread of disease and rushing supplies to families uprooted by fighting.
Nigeria: Bridging the gap between groups in conflict December 6, 2013
Ongoing conflict between farmers and pastoralists keeps them from thriving in Nigeria. We're using simple activities to increase dialogue, cooperation, and ultimately, the productive use of their shared resources.
Central African Republic: Increased violence and displacement put millions at risk, raise international concerns November 1, 2013
A recent meeting of UN and NGO emergency directors highlighted the country's profound humanitarian crisis that cannot be ignored.
India: Meet our field staff: Hasina July 22, 2013
When India's Assam state was besieged by conflict and natural disasters, Hasina took action. Meet this inspiring Mercy Corps team member who has taken a leading role in rebuilding her community.
Central African Republic: How we're working through continued insecurity July 5, 2013
In a Q & A with Program Coordinator Whitney Elmer, learn how we’re adapting to a new, challenging environment to help families in post-coup CAR.
Libya: Meet our field staff: Inas June 17, 2013
Once a refugee herself, Inas knows firsthand the challenges in post-revolution Libya. That's why she's determined to empower women to take an active role in shaping their nation’s future.
Guatemala: Meet our field staff: Carlos April 15, 2013
Fighting for the rights of rural communities comes naturally to Carlos. Find out why he's dedicated to improving lives in his own country.