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 ▸
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West Bank and Gaza: Families struggle to rebuild
The fighting in Gaza has subsided, but the story is far from over. For families who've lost their homes and livelihoods, recovery is not easy.
South Sudan: Voices from Juba
What do displaced people in Juba have to say about the humanitarian crisis? See photos and hear about their experiences and hopes for a better future.
West Bank and Gaza: Follow the Mercy Corps emergency response in Gaza
Our team in Gaza doesn't know what the next day will bring. They keep working through conflict to help thousands of families every day. Read the latest updates.
India: Responding to devastating floods in Kashmir
Kashmir has been inundated with its worst floods in half a century. We’re distributing medicine and clean water to stranded families.
South Sudan: Quick facts: What you need to know about the South Sudan crisis
The man-made humanitarian crisis is threatening to turn into famine in South Sudan. How did this happen? Get the facts and learn why this young nation needs our help.
West Bank and Gaza: What clean water means to families in Gaza
For 10-year-old HIba and her family, clean water from Mercy Corps one thing they can count on during these precarious days in Gaza.
South Sudan: A family in hiding
Most families who've fled the conflict in South Sudan aren't in the safety of camps — they're hiding in remote villages where little help can reach them. Elizabeth and her children are one of them.
West Bank and Gaza: Q+A: Supporting children through conflict
While our emergency response in Gaza continues through fighting, our team is also working to help traumatized children cope with their experiences.
Central African Republic: Not to be forgotten: Helping people survive CAR crisis
The crisis in CAR is one of four U.N. "Level 3" emergencies, and nearly half the country's population is struggling to survive. We're working hard to help.
Iraq: Families on the run in Iraq: How our team is helping
Intense fighting this week fueled a new wave of displacement. As part of our ongoing response, the team acted quickly to rush food and supplies to Yazidi families and others fleeing the violence.