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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Iraq: Worsening humanitarian conditions drive Mercy Corps response
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
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
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
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
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
Despite challenges, we continue delivering emergency relief to 1.7 million civilians in northern Syria.
Responding to record-breaking floods in Bosnia and Serbia
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
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
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
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.