A massive hunger crisis is affecting 20 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen. Mercy Corps has joined forces with seven other leading U.S.-based international humanitarian organizations for a first-of-its kind U.S. coalition, the Global Emergency Response Coalition (GERC), establishing a Hunger Relief Fund to respond to this crisis.
This humanitarian alliance has launched a collective appeal, America Takes Action, from July 17 to 28 to raise awareness and funds to urgently respond to the massive hunger crisis. Learn more ▸
Mercy Corps is well-established in all four of these countries and has been working for years to help some of the world’s most vulnerable populations in these regions overcome crises and build long-term resilience and stronger communities. Mercy Corps is currently working to meet urgent needs of an estimated 350,000 people in all four of these countries.
Though hunger is a common enemy, the circumstances across these countries vary tremendously and Mercy Corps’ programming is tailored to meet the specific needs of each region; the breadth of programming includes the delivery of food, water, sanitation supplies and cash as well as hygiene services and access to health care.
Mercy Corps will use funds raised through the campaign to expand our current response to the crisis in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and neighboring countries. With your help, we will be able to reach even more people in urgent need. Mercy Corps is there beyond the crisis — helping those who are recovering from hunger and malnutrition lay the foundation for a stronger future.
During this moment of crisis, Americans have the opportunity to help save millions of children and their families in countries at risk of famine. We believe that together, with you at our side, we can stem the course of this human tragedy. Join us today ▸