Life can change for millions of families in an instant: natural disasters can 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 disaster in the last 20 years, including the Japan tsunami, Haiti earthquake, hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa and Indian Ocean tsunami.
Right now, our seasoned emergency responders are on the ground in the Philippines working to rush critical supplies to survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan. The most pressing needs are clean water, sanitation, temporary shelter and food.
We're also working to support nearly two million people affected by the crisis in Syria. This is a long-term humanitarian disaster with no end in site; we are committed to helping Syrian refugees and their host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, providing clean water, household supplies, improved shelter and support for children to heal from trauma.
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Balkan Region Is Slowly Rebuilding August 22, 2004
Question: When did you first become involved in Bosnia?
Rebuilt Health Clinic Heals a Community June 18, 2004
North Korea: Mercy Corps responds to North Korea tragedy June 4, 2004
Mercy Corps is mobilizing staff and resources to mount a quick response to the recent tragedy in Ryongchon, North Korea. Aid workers have been dispatched and truckloads of critical medical supplies has arrived at the devastated site.
Bam Earthquake: Reflections on a Tragedy May 24, 2004
Why is it that in times of disasters and wars the sunsets are always so brilliant? As I drive out of Bam, I marvel at the full moon rising through the blood-red sunset. It is a welcome reminder of the hope for a better tomorrow.
United States: Healing Children Through Creative Therapy May 17, 2004
Afghanistan: A Window Into Northern Afghanistan May 11, 2004
Mercy Corps Sends NW Grain to Drought-Stricken Eritrea February 10, 2004
Mercy Corps Meeting Immediate Needs, Addressing Long-Term Concerns of Bam's Residents January 27, 2004
One month after a devastating earthquake leveled this ancient town in southeastern Iran, there remain massive emergency and long-term concerns for the more than 70,000 people left homeless and living in tents and makeshift shelters.
"Relief From All Corners of the World" January 21, 2004
Classes and Games Help Kids Experiencing Post-Earthquake Trauma January 20, 2004
When he smiles Ali looks like an eight-year-old you might meet anywhere in the world. His face lights up and reveals a big gap that is waiting for a front tooth to take its place.