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Thousands of Syrian refugees are living in derelict buildings for the little, if any, rent they can afford, making them incredibly vulnerable to what’s already one of the coldest winters in record in the region.Mercy Corps is helping this family and thousands of other Syrian refugees by distributing kits that include a gas heater, coupons for fuel, mattresses and bedding. 
Read more, and find out how you can help.
Photo: Sumaya Agha for Mercy Corps

Thousands of Syrian refugees are living in derelict buildings for the little, if any, rent they can afford, making them incredibly vulnerable to what’s already one of the coldest winters in record in the region.

Mercy Corps is helping this family and thousands of other Syrian refugees by distributing kits that include a gas heater, coupons for fuel, mattresses and bedding. 

Read more, and find out how you can help.

Photo: Sumaya Agha for Mercy Corps

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. 
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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.

Read more.

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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Photo: Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps

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.

See more photos.

Photo: Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps

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Typhoon Haiyan's devastation visible in before and after satellite imagesMORE PHOTOS: http://nbcnews.to/1anDaaw

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Typhoon Haiyan's devastation visible in before and after satellite images

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We’re rushing aid to families in the Philippines, but we need your help. 
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Together we can make a real difference for people who desperately need our help.
Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro, courtesy Trust.org

We’re rushing aid to families in the Philippines, but we need your help.

Please donate, and please share.

Together we can make a real difference for people who desperately need our help.

Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro, courtesy Trust.org

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'Most powerful storm ever to make landfall' batters Philippines; 4 deaths confirmed
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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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'Most powerful storm ever to make landfall' batters Philippines; 4 deaths confirmed

(Photo: Nelson Salting / AP)

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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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Super typhoon Haiyan aims at Philippines; ‘significant loss of life’ predicted 
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Thousands of villagers fled as the most powerful storm on the planet this year approached the Philippines on Thursday.
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Our emergency response teams in the region are prepared to help as needed, and we will keep you updated as the situation develops.

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Super typhoon Haiyan aims at Philippines; ‘significant loss of life’ predicted

(Map via NOAA)

Thousands of villagers fled as the most powerful storm on the planet this year approached the Philippines on Thursday.

Continue reading

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. 
See more photos of the conflict’s youngest victims.

Photo: Sumaya Ahga/Mercy Corps

"There is no war here," said Moaid, an 8-year-old Syrian refugee, when asked what makes him happy. 

See more photos of the conflict’s youngest victims.

Photo: Sumaya Ahga/Mercy Corps

Syria’s grinding war is taking a toll on its children. Read more, via NPR.

Syria’s grinding war is taking a toll on its children. Read more, via NPR.

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