Our work

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    Sumaya Agha/Mercy Corps  </span>
    SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS: Syria's entrenched civil war has forced millions to flee the country in search of refuge — over half of them children. We're meeting the needs of 2.5 million people affected by the crisis inside Syria and in neighboring host countries Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq. We're providing food, increasing access to clean water and giving young refugees safe spaces and activities to learn and heal. Photo: Sumaya Agha/Mercy Corps
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    Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps  </span>
    EMERGENCY RESPONSE & RECOVERY: After disasters like 2013's Typhoon Haiyan, we meet urgent needs for food, water and supplies like blankets and soap. Then we quickly transition to helping families rebuild their homes and recover economically. In the Philippines, we provided cash transfers and new mobile banking services to help 125,000 people restart their businesses and build financial security. Photo: Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps
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    Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps  </span>
    FOOD SECURITY: Families in Mali and Niger face hunger and malnutrition as drought increasingly plagues the Sahel region of West Africa. We provide them with the resources they need to keep their livestock healthy, protect their harvests and feed their children during ongoing food shortages. Photo: Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps
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    Toni Greaves for Mercy Corps  </span>
    ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: Local jobs and thriving markets are key to sustaining strong communities. So we provide vocational training and business loans to help people — especially those who have been marginalized — develop sustainable incomes. Our vocational schools in Afghanistan were the first to enroll women in some parts of the country, teaching job skills like tailoring, embroidery, English and IT. Photo: Toni Greaves for Mercy Corps
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    Kyla Yeoman/Mercy Corps  </span>
    INNOVATIONS: We're using mobile technology to give small farmers in rural Indonesia, Uganda and Zimbabwe access to tips, information and financial services that help them increase their productivity and earn more from their harvests. Photo: Kyla Yeoman/Mercy Corps

We live and work in more than 40 countries around the world, partnering with local communities, governments and changemakers to help people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

How we work

  • Focus on places in transition, where conflict, disaster or instability present opportunities to challenge the status quo and build more secure, productive and just communities.
  • Provide emergency relief in times of crisis, then move quickly to help communities recover and build resilience to future shocks.
  • Promote sustainable change by supporting initiatives that strengthen local markets, promote good governance and are led by the community
  • Seek innovation that creates major breakthroughs against poverty and lasting change in the places we work.

Where we work