Life can change for millions of families in an instant: natural disasters take loved ones and the outbreak of war drives families from their homes. When the unthinkable happens, Mercy Corps delivers rapid, lifesaving aid to hard-hit communities and then team up with communities to build back stronger.
We have responded to almost every global natural disaster in the last 20 years, including Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Japan tsunami, the Haiti earthquake, hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, and the Indian Ocean tsunami.
Our seasoned emergency responders work through conflict in Gaza and are on the ground in Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic distributing critical supplies and protecting families uprooted by ongoing violence.
We're also working to support 2.5 million people affected by the crisis in Syria, a long-term refugee crisis and humanitarian disaster with no end in sight. Learn more about our ongoing response to the Syrian crisis ▸
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West Bank and Gaza: Wrecked homes provide little warmth for Gazan families January 23, 2015
Devastated by last summer’s conflict, people in Gaza are now suffering through a cold winter storm. We’re helping them stay warm.
Liberia: Photos: Ebola prevention in action January 22, 2015
The fight against Ebola isn't over. Our team, along with 15,000 community educators, is bringing lifesaving information to Liberia's most remote areas.
Liberia: Quick facts: What you need to know about stopping Ebola January 15, 2015
What will it take to end the largest Ebola outbreak in history? Get the facts about the reality on the ground and what we're doing to contain the disease.
Jordan, Syria: Photos from the field: Winter storm hits refugees January 14, 2015
We're bringing in heaters and warm clothing for children in refugee camps that have been inundated by fierce snow and rain over the last week.
Haiti: 5 years after quake: Journey from relief to recovery January 12, 2015
Our Country Director reflects on the challenges Haitian communities have overcome since 2010 and what the future holds.
South Sudan: Escape to safety: One staff member's journey January 8, 2015
When fighting erupted in Bentiu one year ago, Mercy Corps staff were forced to flee and begin a long journey towards safety. Here, one team member tells his story.
Liberia: Ebola response diaries: Isaac January 2, 2015
Ebola response team member Isaac has always had a passion for working with vulnerable youth. Now, he's determined to empower young people in Liberia to protect themselves and stop the Ebola crisis.
India, Indonesia, Somalia, Sri Lanka: Indian Ocean tsunami: Ten years later December 23, 2014
It's been a decade since the Indian Ocean tsunami ravaged communities from Indonesia to East Africa. Take a look back at the historic response and how people recovered.
South Sudan: Looking ahead after one year of conflict December 15, 2014
Our Country Director in South Sudan discusses the harsh realities that demand our attention — and the hope for a peaceful future that we can't forget.
Liberia: Ebola response diaries: Morris December 12, 2014
Operations Manager Morris Saysay knows firsthand the danger of Ebola after losing his cousin to the virus. But he's more determined than ever to help his country overcome this crisis.