Organisation Type: International NGO

About Us

Mercy Corps is a global non-governmental, humanitarian organization that focuses on providing relief and support to communities affected by conflicts, natural disasters, and economic crises. Founded in 1979 as Save the Refugees Fund by Ellsworth Culver and Dan O'Neill, the organization later changed its name to Mercy Corps in 1982. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, Mercy Corps operates in more than 40 countries around the world.

Mercy Corps aims to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping communities build secure, productive, and resilient environments. The organization works in various sectors, such as emergency response, food security, water and sanitation, health, education, economic development, and governance. They also emphasize the importance of building local capacity and empowering communities to drive their own development.

To achieve its mission, Mercy Corps partners with local governments, international organizations, private-sector companies, and other NGOs. They implement both short-term emergency relief programs and long-term development initiatives that help communities recover and rebuild after crises while promoting sustainable growth and resilience.