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 ▸
All stories about Emergency response
West Bank and Gaza: Distributing assistance to thousands in the Gaza Strip July 23, 2014
Our team in Gaza is working through the conflict to distribute emergency food and supplies to families seeking safety.
Iraq: Emergency supplies help displaced families July 15, 2014
This past week, our team in Iraq distributed 4,000 hygiene kits to vulnerable displaced families. Read their stories.
Grants help flood-affected families recover and rebuild July 12, 2014
After severe flooding damaged homes and businesses in Bosnia and Serbia, we distributed cash grants to help families rebuild and stimulate local markets.
West Bank and Gaza: Prepared to meet humanitarian needs in Gaza July 11, 2014
Our team in Gaza is working to provide emergency assistance to families in need as security allows.
South Sudan: What we must do to prevent tragedy: 5 urgent needs July 9, 2014
Just 3 years since South Sudan gained independence, conflict has driven the young country to the brink of devastating famine. Five things can save lives right now.
Iraq: Worsening humanitarian conditions drive Mercy Corps response July 3, 2014
Continued fighting in Iraq is driving more people from their homes. We are ramping up an emergency response to keep displaced families healthy in deteriorating conditions.
South Sudan: New nation on the brink June 27, 2014
Six months of conflict have left millions at risk of famine and disease in South Sudan. Our Director of Global Emergency Response explains our response to the young country's spiraling crisis.
Jordan, Syria: Inside Azraq, Jordan's newest refugee camp June 16, 2014
Learn about the new safe haven that was designed to give Syrian refugees a better sense of structure and community amid the uncertain future they face.
Iraq: Assessing urgent needs as 500,000 Iraqis flee violence June 12, 2014
Our team in Iraq is working to coordinate emergency services for families displaced by escalating conflict.
South Sudan: "People are suffering everywhere": Millions now at risk of famine and disease May 27, 2014
Our South Sudan Country Director describes worsening conditions and the massive tragedy unfolding in the young country.