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 teams up with them to build back stronger.
We have responded to almost every global natural disaster in the last 20 years, including the Nepal earthquake, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Japan tsunami, the Haiti earthquake, the 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 Ukraine, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic distributing critical supplies and protecting families uprooted by ongoing violence.
We're also working to support nearly 4 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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Iraq: Quick Facts: What you need to know about the humanitarian crisis in Mosul, Iraq
More than 1 million people could be impacted as military operations begin near Mosul, Iraq. Learn more about what we're doing to prepare and how you can help.
Haiti: From the field: How we're reaching hard-hit families after Hurricane Matthew
Our team is on the ground rushing emergency supplies to hurricane survivors in the hard-hit southern peninsula. Despite extensive damage to roads and bridges, learn how we're getting to those who need our help the most.
Haiti: Update: Our response to Hurricane Matthew
We are working to help meet urgent needs and lay the groundwork for recovery after Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Read the latest updates on the situation, and learn about our response.
Haiti: Update: Preparing to meet emergency needs after Hurricane Matthew
As the impact of the hurricane becomes clearer, our team is preparing a response to help meet urgent needs and lay the groundwork for recovery.
Haiti: Update: On the ground assessing Hurricane Matthew damage
Out teams in Haiti are out in communities today working to better understand the extent of damage and needs following Hurricane Matthew. Read our latest statement.
Haiti: Update: Preparing to respond as Hurricane Matthew makes landfall
As Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Haiti, Mercy Corps is preparing to respond to the urgent needs of people in the hardest-hit areas. Read our latest statement.
Monitoring Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean
We are closely monitoring the situation in the Caribbean and have team members ready to deploy as the situation evolves.
Syria: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Mercy Corps’ Syrian operations in Turkey
For more than four years, Mercy Corps has been delivering lifesaving aid to people displaced by the conflict inside Syria. Today we are the largest non-governmental organization working inside Syria, reaching up to 677,000 people every month with lifesaving assistance.
For refugees fleeing, it's a long road to safety
For parents seeking refuge for their children, deciding to flee conflict is just the beginning. Here's what they're going up against to protect the ones they love most.
Johnnie Walker shines a light on the refugee crisis
Mercy Corps is grateful that Johnnie Walker has selected us as the beneficiary of this initiative. We hope that people will be inspired by the islanders’ simple, yet extraordinary actions in the “Ode to Lesvos” films.