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 protect 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
South Sudan: Mercy Corps welcomes ceasefire, calls for increased access to those in need January 27, 2014
With this agreement, we and our colleagues hope there will be a quick improvement in the security conditions that help us reach more people with food, water and supplies.
Central African Republic: Distributing food, addressing sanitation needs as violence spreads January 24, 2014
The situation continues to deteriorate in CAR, where we are helping prevent the spread of disease and rushing supplies to families uprooted by fighting.
Philippines: Mobile banking helps isolated families recover from Haiyan January 22, 2014
Our new mobile money program is speeding funds to typhoon-affected families, like the Franciscos, in remote regions of the Philippines.
South Sudan: Photos of distribution in Juba displacement camp January 21, 2014
We distributed supplies like blankets, soap and cooking tools to more families in South Sudan who've sought safety from escalating violence at crowded U.N. bases.
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: The human toll of the Syria crisis must be addressed long term January 14, 2014
As civil war enters its fourth year, we're helping refugees and host countries cope with prolonged displacement — and urge international leaders to do the same.
Philippines: A child's safe haven helps families cope January 13, 2014
Merlyn and her three children can't go home again. Child Centered Spaces give the young mother peace of mind as they recover from Typhoon Haiyan.
Central African Republic: Emergency response focused on protection and hygiene January 9, 2014
Over 500,000 people have fled their homes in the last month, seeking safety from increasingly sectarian violence centered in the capital of Bangui.
South Sudan: Emergency response expands outside Juba January 7, 2014
Fighting continues to spread throughout South Sudan, where Mercy Corps is now working to deliver clean water and reach displaced families outside camps.
Philippines: Rebuilding for Baby Yolee December 26, 2013
Born just hours before Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, Baby Yolee survived in the safety of her mother's arms. But there is nothing left for the family to call home.
South Sudan: Responding to unraveling crisis as violence threatens thousands December 24, 2013
Terrified families have sought refuge in Juba's U.N. compounds, where Mercy Corps is distributing critical supplies.