Mercy Corps’ Syria Response team has expanded to Iraq, where over 200,000 Syrian refugees are living in camps and host communities. We’re working to build playgrounds and spaces where kids feel safe and can begin to recover from the trauma of the war they just escaped.
This week, our team in the Philippines was the first to reach survivors on isolated Kinatarcen Island, north of Cebu. Because of your generosity, hundreds of families here received much-needed food, water and supplies. Thank you.
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Reports of damage from Super Typhoon Haiyan are beginning to emerge from the Philippines. Mercy Corps is closely monitoring needs as the storm leaves the islands and authorities can begin reaching the hardest-hit remote areas. Read the latest.
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Thousands of villagers fled as the most powerful storm on the planet this year approached the Philippines on Thursday.
Our emergency response teams in the region are prepared to help as needed, and we will keep you updated as the situation develops.
"There is no war here," said Moaid, an 8-year-old Syrian refugee, when asked what makes him happy.
Photo: Sumaya Ahga/Mercy Corps
Wavel Refugee Camp, Lebanon—Oct. 1, 2013— Mercy corps staff, including psychologist Fatima Hamie, work and play with Palestinian children who are refugees from Syria at Wavel Refugee Camp near Baalbeck, Lebanon. Mercy corps has worked in Lebanon since 1995 and operate this children’s psycho-social program for kids in conjunction with The Aljalil Center inside the former French Army barracks that has been a refugee camp for Palestinians since 1948. When the Syrian civil war started, Wavel again took in new refugees. Photo by Jamie Francis/The Oregonian