Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps helps people survive, recover and become self-sufficient. We partner with the people we serve to help them recover from disasters and conflicts, secure peace, grow more food, improve health, educate and protect children, empower women and start businesses that improve the standard of living for families and communities.
Feb 4, 2013

See how you've made a difference for Syrian refugee children!

Syrian refugee children receive winter coats
Syrian refugee children receive winter coats

As the conflict in Syria continues, we are continuing to care for the thousands of children and families now in refugee camps. NBC Nightly News recently reported on the crisis in Syria, the displacement of its citizens to Jordan and Mercy Corps work with Syrian refugees. We want to share their video with you, so that you can witness where your donation is making a difference.

It is only because of your generous contribution that we have been able to provide the basics to these camps and communities. This past month we gave 1,600 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon winter coats to keep warm during one of the coldest and wettest winters they have experienced.

Even as they endure harsh conditions in the refugee camps, these kids in Baalbeck were all smiles after receiving their new coats. So thank  you for helping to bring hope to these children's lives as they go through turmoil and uncertainty.

In gratitude,

Carlene

fundraising@mercycorps.org


Syrian refugee children receive winter coats
Syrian refugee children receive winter coats
Syrian refugee children receive winter coats
Syrian refugee children receive winter coats

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Feb 1, 2013

You helped Haiti build back stronger

Haiti
Haiti

Your outpouring of support for people in Haiti has been tremendous. Thank you! It continues to be a country with problems battling continued disasters but lives have improved for the better because of you

And you continue to change lives today!

We marked the three year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, and I want to share the latest about our work there. Here is a quick glance at what you and Mercy Corps have accomplished together so far:

  • Created 234,000 temporary jobs
  • Helped 100,000 children in their recovery process
  • Provided 429,000 people with access to clean drinking water
  • Introduced Haiti’s first mobile wallet and used it to help 8,700 families
  • Reached 1,000,000 people in high-risk areas with lifesaving information about cholera

Right now, our focus in Haiti is on building stronger communities for the long-term. We're bringing economic development opportunities to alleviate people out of poverty, while also establishing programs focused on the environment (to reduce soil erosion) and youth. We wouldn't be able to do this life-changing work without people like you, so thank you!

To show how your contribution has made a difference for the people of Haiti, we would like to share our photo essay with you of how together we're helping Haiti build back stronger.

Your support has touched many lives in Haiti. Thank you for bringing hope to one of the world's toughest places. 

In gratitude,

Carlene

Henrietta
Henrietta
Haiti
Haiti

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Dec 31, 2012

Best Mercy Corps photos of 2012!

Fetching water while fleeing Joseph Kony
Fetching water while fleeing Joseph Kony's LRA

As we ring in the New Year, we spend time reviewing what has been done in 2012. Because of you, we at Mercy Corps were able to do some real life-changing work this year! 

You are the reason we were able to provide emergency food in the Sahel region, vocational training in Afghanistan, and Hurricane Sandy relief in Haiti -- among our many other projects and programs around the world. Thank you.

We like to see the people you impacted, and I bet you do too. Over 17,000 photos were collected this year and we would like to share some of them with you! 

Check out our slide show of the ten best images from 2012 and witness photos of:

  • Wiam, a seven-year-old living with just a suitcase and a cardboard box of belongings in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan.
  • Donatien, 13, on his daily trek to fetch water. He and his family fled to this new village during attacks by the Lord' Resistance Army in the Central African Republic.
  • Jhon, during his training as a mechanical engineer in our rehabilitation program in Colombia. Jhon escaped life as a child soldier with the FARC militants.

And many others!

These images capture the resilient and strong-willed spirit of those we work with, but there is still so much to be done.

As you consider your end-of-year giving, I encourage you to donate to Mercy Corps through Global Giving. Pick a project to make a lifesaving difference for families in need:

With you, in 2013, we will continue to make it a brighter, healthier year for families in the world’s most desperate places. With your support, we can make it happen - together!

In gratitude,

Carlene Deits

Syrian refugee 7 year old Wiam in Jordan waits
Syrian refugee 7 year old Wiam in Jordan waits
Ex-Child Soldier is now training to be an engineer
Ex-Child Soldier is now training to be an engineer

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