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.
Dec 31, 2012

Best Mercy Corps photos of 2012!

Planting trees to stabilize soil in Haiti
Planting trees to stabilize soil in Haiti

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!

To date, Mercy Corps has provided more than 1 million Haitians with emergency food, clean water and shelter materials, as well as post-disaster assistance including trauma support, educational opportunities and short-term employment.

Almost three years after the earthquake, Mercy Corps continues to focus on long-term development. We help communities develop their own ideas to solve Haiti’s most daunting problems. We’re using innovative approaches to bring Haitians new social and economic opportunities and to make their country more secure, productive and just.

You are the reason we were able to respond to Hurricane Sandy relief in Haiti providing thousands of microentrepreneurs - mostly women -  funds they desperately need to rebuild by working with our existing microinsurance organization. Plus, the damage in the areas where we have planted trees - because of you - was much less than in other areas. Thank you.

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

 
  • A community using the Mercy Corps-sponsored well in Niger to help with the drought and resulting hunger crisis.
  • Mercy Corps training women to mediate land conflict in Guatemala.
  • Wiam, a seven-year-old girl living with just a suitcase and a cardboard box of belongings in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan.
  • Thirteen-year-old Donatien on his daily trek to fetch water. He and his family fled to this new village during attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army in the Central African Republic.

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 a Mercy Corps project through Global Giving. Continue to support this project or pick a different 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

Mercy Corps-sponsored well fights Niger drought
Mercy Corps-sponsored well fights Niger drought
Women being trained to mediate land conflicts
Women being trained to mediate land conflicts
Syrian refugee 7 year old Wiam in Jordan
Syrian refugee 7 year old Wiam in Jordan

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Dec 31, 2012

Best Mercy Corps photos of 2012!

Women being trained to mediate land conflicts
Women being trained to mediate land conflicts

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, Hurricane Sandy relief in Haiti, and increase the number of women exclusively breast feeding in one community where Mercy Corps worked in Indonesia by 300% -- 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:

  • Mercy Corps training women to mediate land conflict in Guatemala. 
  • A young woman in South Sudan where Mercy Corps helps local business owners open shops and farmers develop better techniques to support themselves and strengthen the local economy, and build new safe learning spaces, provide educational materials, and provide clean water and hygiene lessons to 12,000 children.
  • A community using the Mercy Corps-sponsored well in Niger to help with the drought and resulting hunger crisis.
  • 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 a Mercy Corps project through Global Giving. Choose this one or pick a different 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

A young woman in South Sudan
A young woman in South Sudan
Mercy Corps-sponsored well fights Niger drought
Mercy Corps-sponsored well fights Niger drought

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Dec 31, 2012

Best Mercy Corps photos of 2012!

Newly hired woman in a bakery Mercy Corps supports
Newly hired woman in a bakery Mercy Corps supports

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 Mercy Corps has expanded our small business program that has already created over 500 jobs in Japan to another area affected by the tsunami. Mercy Corps and our partner PlaNet Finance Japan are working with another bank, Abukuma Shinkin Bank, in the town of Minamisoma to offer reemployment and startup grants and loan interest payments for small businesses. Minamisoma not only experienced the force of the earthquake and tsunami, but it is only 20-30 kilometers from the Fukushima nuclear power plant and half of the city is inside the evacuation zone. Of the surviving population, many have left because of concerns about exposure to radiation. The triple disasters had a devastating effect on businesses and recovery in Minamisoma has been much slower than other tsunami-affected cities. In this difficult environment, because of you, there are signs of recovery and interest in restarting businesses. Thank you.

We like to see the people our supporters like you have impacted, and I bet you do too. Over 17,000 photos were collected from around the world 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 from our worldwide programs and witness photos of:

  • Mercy Corps training women to mediate land conflict in Guatemala.
  • Wiam, a seven-year-old girl living with just a suitcase and a cardboard box of belongings in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan.
  • Thirteen-year-old Donatien playing a traditional game. He and his family fled to this new village during attacks by the Lord's 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 just like those in Japan, but there is still so much to be done.

As you consider your end-of-year giving, I encourage you to donate to a Mercy Corps project through Global Giving. Continue to support this one or pick a different 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

Women being trained to mediate land conflicts
Women being trained to mediate land conflicts
Syrian refugee 7 year old Wiam in Jordan waits
Syrian refugee 7 year old Wiam in Jordan waits
After fleeing Joseph Kony
After fleeing Joseph Kony's LRA, boy plays game

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