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 natural 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.
Our seasoned emergency responders worked through the recent 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 ▸
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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.
Syria: Closure of Mercy Corps' humanitarian aid operations in Damascus May 23, 2014
Despite challenges, we continue delivering emergency relief to 1.7 million civilians in northern Syria.
Responding to record-breaking floods in Bosnia and Serbia May 23, 2014
Our team is on the ground assessing needs after massive flooding inundated communities and displaced hundreds of thousands in northeast Bosnia and northwest Serbia last week.
Philippines: Casimira's story: Building a stronger future after Haiyan May 7, 2014
How we're helping families like the Asidtos get the tools they need to rebuild their lives now and for years to come.
Philippines: 6 months after Haiyan: Banking on recovery May 6, 2014
See what recovery looks like since the historic typhoon devastated 16 million people in the Philippines last November.
Philippines: Smart design speeds recovery for Haiyan survivors May 6, 2014
Our partnership with IDEO.org and BanKO will create new financial products for families in the Philippines who have never had access to a bank.
South Sudan: 9 signs of humanitarian catastrophe we can't ignore April 24, 2014
Brutal violence and increasing displacement have created massive needs. Our Country Director reports on why this crisis needs action now.
South Sudan: Photos: Families fleeing violence now face food shortages April 23, 2014
Those seeking refuge from fighting in Bentiu have resorted to eating roots and water lilies to survive. Photographer Jacob Zocherman documented conditions last week.