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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Syria: No one hears us: A window into the lives of Syria’s youth
Hear from adolescents inside Syria as they tell us about their experiences living through war, and read our new report.
Ukraine: This independence day, families struggle amidst conflict
Ukraine’s independence day would normally be cause for celebration. But this year, families in eastern Ukraine are desperately in need of basic services and supplies. Learn how we’re helping.
Liberia: Emergency funds lift families up after Ebola
Markets and livelihoods came to a halt when the worst outbreak of Ebola in history swept through West Africa. Find out how cash is helping hard-hit families get back on their feet.
West Bank and Gaza: Bold murals help youth heal and inspire
This International Youth Day, we celebrate youth in war-torn Gaza who are learning how to express themselves, dream for the future and beautify their communities through art therapy.
DR Congo: How one young woman is fighting back for change
Like many women in DRC, young Masika has endured terrible violence. But she’s working hard to make the future better for her child — and the next generation.
Myanmar: Preparing emergency relief after severe flooding
Monsoon rains have triggered severe flooding across Myanmar, affecting 250,000 people. Our team on the ground is preparing to distribute emergency relief to families in need.
Nepal: Recovery continues three months after Nepal earthquake
Monsoon season has arrived, and the people of Nepal are working to rebuild their homes, communities and livelihoods. We're still on the ground helping people affected by the earthquake with emergency supplies and cash assistance.
Jordan, Syria: Syrian refugees brave brutal summer conditions
Syrian refugees at Zaatari camp face difficult challenges this summer. The sun and dust are unbearable, and there isn't enough water to bring relief. Hear about their experiences and learn how you can help.
Iraq: Cash gives one family safe shelter from conflict
Finding refuge from violence in Iraq can be a daunting task. Find out how Mercy Corps is helping this displaced family and others stay out of harm's way.
South Sudan: Escalating warfare drives more families toward hunger
Increasingly brutal fighting has put 4.6 million people at risk of going hungry — the highest number since the start of the crisis. Learn how we're helping families meet their urgent needs for survival.