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 teams up with them to build back stronger.
We have responded to almost every global natural disaster in the last 20 years, including the Nepal earthquake, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Japan tsunami, the Haiti earthquake, the 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 Ukraine, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic distributing critical supplies and protecting families uprooted by ongoing violence.
We're also working to support 3.7 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: Wrecked homes provide little warmth for Gazan families
Devastated by last summer’s conflict, people in Gaza are now suffering through a cold winter storm. We’re helping them stay warm.
Liberia: Photos: Ebola prevention in action
The fight against Ebola isn't over. Our team, along with 15,000 community educators, is bringing lifesaving information to Liberia's most remote areas.
Jordan, Syria: Photos from the field: Winter storm hits refugees
We're bringing in heaters and warm clothing for children in refugee camps that have been inundated by fierce snow and rain over the last week.
Haiti: 5 years after quake: Journey from relief to recovery
Our Country Director reflects on the challenges Haitian communities have overcome since 2010 and what the future holds.
South Sudan: Escape to safety: One staff member's journey
When fighting erupted in Bentiu one year ago, Mercy Corps staff were forced to flee and begin a long journey towards safety. Here, one team member tells his story.
Liberia: Ebola response diaries: Isaac
Ebola response team member Isaac has always had a passion for working with vulnerable youth. Now, he's determined to empower young people in Liberia to protect themselves and stop the Ebola crisis.
India, Indonesia, Somalia, Sri Lanka: Indian Ocean tsunami: Ten years later
It's been a decade since the Indian Ocean tsunami ravaged communities from Indonesia to East Africa. Take a look back at the historic response and how people recovered.
South Sudan: Looking ahead after one year of conflict
Our Country Director in South Sudan discusses the harsh realities that demand our attention — and the hope for a peaceful future that we can't forget.
Liberia: Ebola response diaries: Morris
Operations Manager Morris Saysay knows firsthand the danger of Ebola after losing his cousin to the virus. But he's more determined than ever to help his country overcome this crisis.
Philippines: Typhoon survivors weather another blow: Stories after Hagupit
Our emergency team is visiting families after this weekend’s powerful storm swept through communities that lost everything to Typhoon Haiyan just one year ago.