Mercy Corps International

Mercy Corps is a not-for-profit organization that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities.

Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided more than $640 million in assistance to 74 countries. Mercy Corps is known nationally and internationally for its quick-response, high-impact programs. Over 91 percent of the agency's resources are allocated directly to programs that help those in need.

With headquarters in the United States and Scotland, Mercy Corps is an international family of humanitarian agencies that reaches more five million people each year. Your support can make a world of difference.

For more information, or to contact Mercy Corps International, see their website at: www.mercycorps.org

» Recent News

Afghans in secure areas are optimistic but fear window of opportunity is closing, NGO Consortium finds
19 Nov 03 | In a survey released today by the Human Rights Research & Advocacy Consortium, Afghans surveyed in relatively secure areas are positive about the present (83% feel safer than 3 years ago) and hopeful for the future.

Mercy Corps helping Honduran families hit by hurricane
06 Dec 01 | Mercy Corps/PAG purchased and moved 12 tons of emergency food aid to about 50 communities located in Sulaco, Victoria and Yorito. Mercy Corps/PAG is supplying corrugated metal roofing for up to 72 houses, as well as nails and cement for the ...

Mercy Corps named one of America's 100 best charities
04 Dec 01 | After conducting a six-month study of over 800,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States, Worth magazine has named Mercy Corps one of "America's 100 Best Charities." In a cover article in its December issue, Worth magazine lists the top ...

From small town to big city: kids helping kids
03 Dec 01 | "After Sept. 11, we wanted to find a way to have our kids directly help the kids of New York - particularly to help the unreachable kids like the ones Mercy Corps is helping," said Michael Foos, a Manitou Springs firefighter who helped organize ...

Afghan refugees continue to seek shelter in Pakistan
21 Nov 01 | A recent stream of Afghan refugees crossing the border into Pakistan has sped up the transfer of refugee families from a temporary refugee camp to a more permanent camp at Roghani near the Chaman border crossing. Mercy Corps is working with UNHCR...

Bartell Drugs offering Mercy Corps booklet
20 Nov 01 | Bartell Drugs, the oldest family owned drugstore chain in the nation, has teamed up with Mercy Corps to sell the specially created - What Happened to the World? Bartell Drugs customers can purchase the booklet for a voluntary donations of $5. ...

Mercy Corps team in northern Afghanistan
19 Nov 01 | This recent market information in Taloqan confirms findings in Mercy Corps' southern Afghanistan program centered around Kandahar where the hawala system (an ancient system of transferring funds) is operating and providing access to cash. Once ...

Help Hurricane damaged Honduras
12 Nov 01 | Honduras has been hit by a tropical Depression called Michelle, which eventually was upgraded to a Hurricane. The effect of Michelle has impacted the entire north coast of Honduras especially in the Sula Valley, which has been flooded again, ...

Mercy Corps to Assist Additional 10,000 Afghan Families
09 Nov 01 | Mercy Corps has received a $2 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide emergency support to drought and conflict-affected families in southern Afghanistan. The grant will also enable Mercy Corps...

Helping New York's kids - one chocolate bar at a time
09 Nov 01 | In response to the Sept. 11 tragedy, Seattle Chocolates has created a special United We Stand truffle bar with portions of the proceeds going towards Mercy Corps' Comfort for Kids programs to aid children and families affected by the tragedy in ...

Lending heart to Comfort for Kids program
07 Nov 01 | Heart to Heart International, a Kansas-based relief and development organization, has donated use of its new warehouse facility in Brooklyn, New York to assist Mercy Corps' Comfort for Kids program in New York City. Mercy Corps' Comfort for Kids ...

Lending heart to Comfort for Kids program
07 Nov 01 | Heart to Heart International, a Kansas-based relief and development organization, has donated use of its new warehouse facility in Brooklyn, New York to assist Mercy Corps' Comfort for Kids program in New York City. Mercy Corps' Comfort for Kids ...

October 29, 2001
29 Oct 01 | The adventure racing team based in Denver Colorado has a new teammate, Mercy Corps, and is reaching out to help children in New York City. The Inside Lane - Mercy Corps racing team (previously The Inside Lane), is competing in a five day non-stop...

Giving Comfort to New York City's Children
24 Oct 01 | That is the universal response from the children and families in New York City who have received the Sept. 11 Comfort Kits being distributed by Mercy Corps. "People are thrilled when they get them," says Griffen Jack, who heads Mercy Corps' ...

New Camp for Afghan Refugees Opens
24 Oct 01 | Mercy Corps and colleague agency Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) were the first aid agencies to arrive at the new camp. Mercy Corps transported medical supplies and equipment for the camp's emergency health facility being constructed by MSF.

Field Update from Afghanistan Region
15 Oct 01 | Mercy Corps continues to operate in both Taliban-controlled and Northern Alliance-controlled areas of Afghanistan. Mercy Corps' seed distribution program in the Kandahar and Helmand provinces also continues to operate.

Mercy Corps taking action to aid Afghans
11 Oct 01 | Based in the agency's international headquarters in Portland, OR, Mercy Corps' Director of Food Resources, Tom Ewert, leaves Saturday for Uzbekistan, the country that shares Afghanistan's northern border. Mercy Corps deployed the leader of its ...

Mercy Corps Responds to American Tragedy
08 Oct 01 | Mercy Corps' Comfort for Kids program aims at helping children from immigrant, refugee and low-income families impacted by the tragedy. Working with nonprofit and corporate partners, Mercy Corps is responding with support and materials on helping...

Mercy Corps Deploys GEO Team to Islamabad
07 Oct 01 | Mercy Corps received word today that the agency's office in Kandahar, Afghanistan was taken over by the Taliban, further hampering Mercy Corps' operations in that area. The GEO team has been deployed to help Mercy Corps' Afghanistan/Pakistan ...

Mercy Corps named one of America's 100 best charities
04 Oct 01 | After conducting a six-month study of over 800,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States, Worth Magazine has named Mercy Corps one of "America's 100 Best Charities." In a cover article in its December issue, Worth Magazine lists the top ...

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