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In 1987, with the help of Mercy Corps’ supporters, the Al Ahli Hospital became the proud owner of Gaza’s first ambulance.

In 1987, with the help of Mercy Corps’ supporters, the Al Ahli Hospital became the proud owner of Gaza’s first ambulance.

We welcome the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and call for all parties to work toward lasting peace.

We welcome the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and call for all parties to work toward lasting peace.

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.

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