Life can change for millions of families in an instant: natural disasters can 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.
We have responded to almost every global disaster in the last 20 years, including the Japan tsunami, Haiti earthquake, hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa and Indian Ocean tsunami.
Right now, our seasoned emergency responders are on the ground in the Philippines working to rush critical supplies to survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan. The most pressing needs are clean water, sanitation, temporary shelter and food.
We're also working to support nearly two million people affected by the crisis in Syria. This is a long-term humanitarian disaster with no end in site; we are committed to helping Syrian refugees and their host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, providing clean water, household supplies, improved shelter and support for children to heal from trauma.
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Philippines: First photos from Super Typhoon Haiyan November 10, 2013
These images are the first glimpse of what survivors are facing. The full impact of the storm's devastation is still unclear, but here is what we know so far.
Philippines: Launching emergency response to reach survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan November 10, 2013
Mercy Corps is deploying teams to the Philippines to help meet immediate needs for water, sanitation, shelter and food in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Philippines: Monitoring needs after historic Typhoon Haiyan November 8, 2013
Our staff in Manila and in the region stand prepared to respond as more information emerges from the Philippines and needs become clearer.
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Raising awareness to prevent polio among Syrian refugee children November 7, 2013
A polio outbreak in Syria raises concerns about disease in crowded refugee conditions. We're supporting UNCEF's vaccination campaign and addressing sanitation needs.
Philippines: Super Typhoon Haiyan approaches the Philippines November 7, 2013
Mercy Corps teams are prepared to respond as one of the most powerful storms in recent history approaches the vulnerable island nation.
India: Shelter for families displaced by Cyclone Phailin November 4, 2013
Evacuations saved lives, but the massive storm left hundreds of thousands without homes and electricity as winter approaches.
Central African Republic: Increased violence and displacement puts millions at risk, raises 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.
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: In the News: NPR's All Things Considered visits Syrian refugees with Mercy Corps' child protection expert October 22, 2013
Alexandra Chen spoke with NPR about the importance of treating symptoms of trauma in children displaced by the conflict.
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Quick facts: What you need to know about the Syrian refugee crisis October 17, 2013
Syria's civil war is poised to become the worst humanitarian disaster of our time. See the staggering statistics and learn the facts behind the figures.
Ethiopia: From hungry to healthy: Saving children in the Horn of Africa October 15, 2013
In the two years since famine ravaged East Africa, our mobile health teams have helped feed more than 70,000 malnourished mothers and children.