Helping communities through global pandemic
As the world works to contain the spread of COVID-19, our teams are helping vulnerable communities on the front lines of crisis.
August 09, 2019
"I was working Monday to Monday and still it wasn't enough": Becoming a Venezuelan refugee
Jose and his family withstood the crisis in Venezuela for as long as they could, but when their situation grew so desperate that they couldn’t afford food, they made the painful decision to leave their home and seek survival in Colombia.
August 08, 2019
My future, here in Guatemala
I’m a high school student in Guatemala City -- all around me, kids are joining gangs or fleeing to migrate north. Mercy Corps helped me get the chance to believe in myself, in my country, and in my future.
July 17, 2019
The facts: The humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country rich in resources, yet fraught with conflict and violence. The country is currently experiencing the largest displacement crisis in Africa. Many of its people have not seen peace in more than 20 years. Read more about the crisis and find out how we're helping families survive — and build stronger futures.
July 12, 2019
How supporting small businesses unlocks brighter futures in the Pacific Northwest
Since its inception, Mercy Corps Northwest has placed millions of dollars into the hands of budding entrepreneurs and fostered the creation of more than 15,000 businesses. Here are a few of those entrepreneurs’ stories.
July 11, 2019
Planting roots at home: Creating new opportunities for youth in agriculture
In the rural Western Highlands of Guatemala, we’re helping young farmers like Julio learn to grow hardier crops and access the financing they need so they can safely turn their backs on migration.