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.
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, Indian Ocean tsunami, and most recently, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
We're also working to support nearly two million people affected by the crisis in Syria, a long-term humanitarian disaster with no end in sight. Learn more about our ongoing response to the Syrian refugee crisis ▸
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Afghanistan: Crisis in Afghanistan: A report from the front line March 28, 2001
Escalating conflict has rendered an estimated 80,000 people homeless. Many were forced to flee their homes on foot, with only the clothes on their backs.
Tajikistan: Vose Emergency Resettlement Project March 19, 2001
Mercy Corps Participates in Global Food Program January 4, 2001
Mercy Corps Prepares For Expansion of Serbia Program October 6, 2000
Mercy Corps Belgrade prepares to expand its aid in response to the dramatic changes occurring in Serbia.
North Korea: Aid Builds Bridges, Saves Lives in North Korea August 23, 2000
Afghanistan: Field report from northern Afghanistan August 18, 2000
According to our sources, this is the latest news from northern Afghanistan: 17 August: the front line was 20-23 kms west of Taloqan with a major advance by the Northern Alliance pushing the Taliban back. However, the Taliban re-attacked and fighting was said to be intense.
Mercy Corps Provides Stoves to 1,500 IDP Families in Eritrea, Warns of Deteriorating Conditions June 28, 2000
Mercy Corps has purchased kerosene stoves, fuel cans and a one-month's supply of kerosene for immediate distribution to approximately 1,500 IDP (internally displaced person) families. The families are among the latest victims of the two-year-old episodic war between Eritrea and Ethiopia.