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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Mercy Corps Partnering to Assess Hurricane Dean's Impact August 20, 2007
Mercy Corps Partnering to Assess Hurricane Dean's Impact August 21, 2007
North Korea: Floods ravage North Korea August 14, 2007
Unyielding rain that began in early August has buried large areas of North Korea, killing dozens, destroying more than 30,000 houses and affecting almost one million people.
Sudan: Responding to Floods in Upper Nile, Sudan August 7, 2007
The water arrived at night, quietly and suddenly to Garang's home along the Kurachai River. He and his family saw no signs of danger when they went to bed that night in mid-July.
Pakistan: Mercy Corps Continues Flood Response August 2, 2007
Agency relief workers continue to reach stranded residents with humanitarian supplies and hire local residents to pump stagnant water from villages after a deluge that has affected 2.5 million Pakistanis since late June.
Central African Republic: A Sad Show of Hands August 1, 2007
Central African Republic (CAR) is a former French colony, about the same size as Texas. Located in the heart of Africa, its neighbors are some of the continent's most unstable and violent countries: Sudan, Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Guatemala: Defusing Crisis July 18, 2007
Olivia's calm smile says a lot about her life today. However, just a few months ago, the situation was a lot different.
Pakistan: Medical Camps Key Part of Flood Reponse July 11, 2007
As Mercy Corps continues to deliver emergency kits throughout flood-affected parts of southwest Pakistan, agency health teams are treating outpatients at three rapidly erected medical camps.
Sudan: Amira's Journey to Um Dukhun July 3, 2007
The arrival of rainy season usually marks the highly anticipated start of planting season in western Sudan. For Amira, this year's rains means only that she and her family will remain wet.
Sudan: New Arrivals Overwhelm West Darfur Camps June 25, 2007
Mercy Corps is providing shelter materials and other relief items for a new wave of displaced Darfurians and other African refugees flooding into Um Dukhun, a Sudanese border town at the center of an increasingly unstable region.
West Bank and Gaza: Turmoil in Gaza June 15, 2007