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 30, 2013

Moving Beyond Crisis: Your 2013 Accomplishments

Philippines
Philippines

2013 - What a year it has been!

Together we saved and improved 19 million lives in some of the world’s toughest places.

Like other years, 2013 held daunting global challenges — war in Syria, devastating natural disasters in the Philippines and China, hunger in West Africa. But your belief in a better world makes profound change happen each day, one person at a time.

As we close 2013, it’s important to recognize how much progress you’ve made to help families move beyond crisis.  Even more can be done in the new year with you standing by us.

Because of you:

  • In the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, more than 28,000 survivors in the PHILIPPINES received lifesaving water, food and supplies.
  • 83,200 children who fled the war in Syria rediscovered their sense of safety and joy at our three playgrounds and 10 child-friendly spaces in JORDAN’s refugee camps.
  • In ETHIOPIA, in the face of unpredictable droughts, our teams vaccinated nearly 850,000 cattle, sheep and goats, keeping them healthy enough to provide for over 45,000 families

These are just some of your accomplishments. 

And it is not too late to make a difference in 2013. You can still save and improve the lives of families in some of the world's toughest places with your end of year contribution. You help families move beyond the crisis they confront and empower them to begin rebuilding their lives and homes while resurrecting their communities.

On behalf of the millions of lives you’ve touched this year - thank you for turning your compassion into action!

 

Sincerely,

Dan O'Neill


Jordan
Jordan
Ethiopia
Ethiopia

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Dec 30, 2013

You made change possible

Niger
Niger

2013 - What a year it has been!

As the year comes to a close, it is important to acknowledge the amazing work that you have accomplished in one of the world’s toughest places.

Because of you, more than 176,000 people got the resources they needed to keep their livestock healthy, protect their harvests and feed their families during ongoing food shortages in the Sahel. You made families more resilient to future droughts and gave them the tools and farming strategies that will help them weather erratic rainfall. 

And it is not too late to make more of an impact in 2013. You help women and children become less vulnerable to unpredictable weather and help improve the health of their livestock, to ensure they have the means to support themselves in the long-term.

On behalf of the families who you help thrive in one of the world’s toughest places - thank you.

 

In Gratitude,

Carlene Deits

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Dec 30, 2013

Families begin to move forward after Typhoon Haiyan

Julita, Eastern Philippines
Julita, Eastern Philippines

Over a month after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines, displaced families are understandably eager to return home and begin rebuilding. There has been a shortage of building materials in the country, but as more shipments make their way to battered islands, survivors are setting out to repair damage or set up temporary shelters.

Even in more remote areas that receive little assistance, resourceful residents are salvaging what debris and timber they can.

It's communities like this, farther from main distribution channels, that we targeted to receive new recovery kits with construction supplies like hammers, shovels, nails and tarps.

"I discussed with the village leader and the community what they needed most," Emergency Program Manager Dewi Hanifah explained of the first visit to Julita. "They wanted supplies that they could use for the longer term. Because most people work as farmers, they can also use the tools in these kits for their work and lives in the future."

Julita is an inland municipality deep in the eastern Philippines. Its remote location — accessed by a long drive over muddy, storm-ravaged roads — has made it difficult for the government to provide the area with relief.

Additionally, we distributed hygiene and cooking supplies including essential items like soap and detergent, and cooking and eating utensils. Over 400 families in Julita also received emergency rice distributions — a total of five tons — as the need for food remains an urgent priority for those displaced by the storm.

In all, we reached 1,800 families in 14 villages in Leyte province that were most affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The supplies help meet their day-to-day needs and give them the opportunity to focus on long-term rebuilding.

"It was wonderful to see the families' faces when they received the reconstruction kits. They haven't received any other help like this, and they kept saying how much they needed it," Dewi said.

Because of you, Mercy Corps is able to reach thankful families in remote locations who have yet to receive critical, if any, aid. And it is not too late to make more of an impact in 2013. You will reach more survivors of Typhoon Haiyan with lifesaving food, critical supplies and support that helps them recover and begin rebuilding.

On behalf of the resilient families in the Philippines who are now begining to move forward - thank you.

 

With Gratitude,

Alyssa Cogan

 

 

Families receive critical reconstruction kits
Families receive critical reconstruction kits

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