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 nearly 4 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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Uganda: The Residue of Conflict
Kitgum, Uganda - The people of Koch Ama Resettlement Camp, in the Gulu District of Northern Uganda, stood up in succession, each restating the same basic premise.
Pakistan: Mercy Corps Receives 'Star of Sacrifice' Award From Pakistan President
United States: Connecting and Protecting Neighbors
Loyed Lonzo is a man who knows things. And in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, information is a crucial commodity.
Lebanon: In the Nick of Time
Lebanon: Relief to Recovery
Nabatiye, Lebanon - The young men from Mercy Corps and the Jaber Foundation have the system down pat by now. Pull up, jump out, check names on a clipboard, and hand out the boxes.
Lebanon: Q&A: In Their Words
Niger: Niger's Faces of Need
Niger in a time of crisis is not a place for the faint of heart.
Sri Lanka: Q&A: Crisis Displaces Sri Lankan Families
Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Families Flee Violence
West Bank and Gaza: Life and Death on the Sea
Wadi Salqa, Gaza Strip — Despite dire living conditions, Gazans are known for their warm hospitality. But when Mansur Al Saleem invited me to visit his family home last Wednesday, it was not so much an invitation as an explanation.