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 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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Indonesia: Mercy Corps Mobilizes Relief Effort March 27, 2007
Sudan: An Expanded Commitment to Darfur March 21, 2007
As instability worsens in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, Mercy Corps has expanded its commitment to families in need.
Uganda: First Day of School, At 14 March 5, 2007
Ogonyo IDP Camp, Uganda - It might look like any other day for 14-year-old Bosco Odongo. Dressed in a pink shirt and brown shorts like his classmates, he carries a crisp new notebook and walks the dirt path leading to the village school.
Indonesia: Priceless Water February 22, 2007
Indonesia: Helping Flood Survivors February 22, 2007
Indonesia: Getting Our Hands Dirty February 13, 2007
Indonesia: Losses, Gains, Rice and Cake February 13, 2007
Today we went to the beach. Now, before you begin to roll your eyes, let me explain. This is not just any beach. It is certainly beautiful, with smooth white sand and water as blue as the sky.
Indonesia: Hope, Optimism and Tofu Making February 13, 2007
Indonesia: Letters from Aceh February 13, 2007
Bob Seipel, a program manager for Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems Mission Systems, recently reported from Banda Aceh, Indonesia the company's internal news, Boeing News Now.
Uganda: Christine: Someone to Count On February 12, 2007
Opeyelo, Uganda - If all had gone according to plan, Christine Adong would be sitting behind a desk right now, crunching numbers. Instead, she's standing in the midst of a few dozen displaced families, listening to their stories and offering whatever help she can.