Inside Gaza: A moment of innocence captured by our staff during emergency distributions of supplies last week.

Inside Gaza: A moment of innocence captured by our staff during emergency distributions of supplies last week.

Since the ground invasion into northern and southeastern Gaza began on July 17, more than 100,000 people have fled increasing attacks, and civilian casualties are mounting. Our team is now on the ground and distributing emergency supplies to thousands of displaced families in Gaza. 
Photo: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images

Since the ground invasion into northern and southeastern Gaza began on July 17, more than 100,000 people have fled increasing attacks, and civilian casualties are mounting. Our team is now on the ground and distributing emergency supplies to thousands of displaced families in Gaza. 

Photo: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images

Meet some of the families displaced by conflict in Iraq. We’re on the ground distributing hygiene kits to these families and assessing future needs.

Meet Salamatou. With the help of Mercy Corps and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Salamatou has started a small business so she can earn enough money to send her children to school. 

Meet Salamatou. With the help of Mercy Corps and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Salamatou has started a small business so she can earn enough money to send her children to school. 

South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, is on the brink of Africa’s worst famine. What can be done to help? Read our 5 recommendations.

South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, is on the brink of Africa’s worst famine. What can be done to help? Read our 5 recommendations.

Fighting in Iraq continues to drive families from their homes, and as summer approaches, rising temperatures and unsanitary conditions could contribute to outbreaks of cholera, polio and measles. We are ramping up an emergency response to keep displace families healthy in these deteriorating conditions. 

Fighting in Iraq continues to drive families from their homes, and as summer approaches, rising temperatures and unsanitary conditions could contribute to outbreaks of cholera, polio and measles. We are ramping up an emergency response to keep displace families healthy in these deteriorating conditions. 

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Six months of conflict have driven South Sudan to the brink. Over one million people have fled terrifying violence, and now disease and famine threaten millions more in the world’s newest country.

Watch this video to see what these families are facing.

The recently released Fragile States Index revealed that conflict, hunger, poverty and disaster are just a few of the challenges threatening the lives of families living in the world’s toughest places.

We work in 16 of these 20 most fragile countries. These are just a few images from those 16 countries. 

Photos: Jacob Zocherman, Marie De Col and Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global humanitarian agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places.