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 28, 2013

Have your gift to Japan matched by GlobalGiving! Today!

Sachie Saijo and her mother Seiko
Sachie Saijo and her mother Seiko

Just like you haven't forgotten about what happened in Japan, neither have we!

Starting today, for a limited time, just for the next two weeks (March 1st-15th) every donation you make to Mercy Corps' Japan Earthquake and Tsunami project will be matched by GlobalGiving at 100% up to $1,000.

Though the situation in Japan may not make the news anymore, the people there are still in need. It is only through continued support from donors like you that has allowed them to rebuild their lives. Mercy Corps has been there from the start with immediate life-saving care, and we will remain there to provide long-term solutions. 

Help us to honor this two year anniversary of the devastating tsunami and earthquake by making a donation and having your gifts matched today.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at fundraising@mercycorps.org.

With gratitude,

Carlene Deits

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Feb 28, 2013

Providing Syrian refugees with their basic needs

Syrian refugee child outside his family tent
Syrian refugee child outside his family tent

Winter is far from over in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. The most recent storms have left more than 50,000 Syrian refugees cold, wet and muddy. Despair hangs heavy in the air, as people start to view the camp as home while conflict remains constant back in Syria. 

Mercy Corps has been working at Za'atari since it opened in July 2012.  Back then we were digging wells, providing school supplies, and building playgrounds and shaded spaces for children to play safely away from the scorching sun. Now those same covered areas are providing a place for all to stay warm and dry from frigid rain. 

Though we will continue these efforts, our focus now is to provide people with their basic needs. With your help we are providing winter clothes, blankets, mattresses, cooking kits, gas heaters and gas to 1,000 families

While Mercy Corps works on innovative ideas to solve problems for the long-term, the refugees of Syria now require the most elementary essentials. The urgent needs of people in the toughest circumstances will always be at the center of our work. Right now, these basics make all the difference.

I will continue to send you updates on our work and programs in Syria and Jordan but please let me know if you have any questions or if I can provide more information.   

In gratitude,

Carlene

fundraising@merycorps.org

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Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan

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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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