After more than two years, there is no end in sight to the war in Syria. Over 1.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes.

It’s a crisis of staggering magnitude, but together we are making a difference. See how you’re helping families get the clean water, shelter and support they so desperately need.

At the time this picture was taken in August, the month-old Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan was already home to over 17,000 Syrians fleeing conflict in their country.
In this shot, seven-year-old Wiam waits in line to be granted access to the camp with her broken suitcase and cardboard box of belongings. Every detail speaks to her harrowing story.
See the other Mercy Corps’ Ten Best Photos of 2012.
Photo by Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

At the time this picture was taken in August, the month-old Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan was already home to over 17,000 Syrians fleeing conflict in their country.

In this shot, seven-year-old Wiam waits in line to be granted access to the camp with her broken suitcase and cardboard box of belongings. Every detail speaks to her harrowing story.

See the other Mercy Corps’ Ten Best Photos of 2012.

Photo by Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

As the hostilities between Israel and Gaza bring increased airstrikes and escalating violence, members of our youth leadership program in Gaza are writing about how the conflict is affecting their lives.
Gaza is one of seven places around the world where we’re working to build an international network of young leaders who think globally and act locally. They’re learning about social issues, global needs and alternative dispute resolution, exchanging ideas across borders and inspiring their peers to take action on critical humanitarian issues.
Read their stories.

As the hostilities between Israel and Gaza bring increased airstrikes and escalating violence, members of our youth leadership program in Gaza are writing about how the conflict is affecting their lives.

Gaza is one of seven places around the world where we’re working to build an international network of young leaders who think globally and act locally. They’re learning about social issues, global needs and alternative dispute resolution, exchanging ideas across borders and inspiring their peers to take action on critical humanitarian issues.

Read their stories.

Thousands of innocent people, including women and children, are in danger of being caught in the crossfire in the escalating violence between Israel and Hamas. We are urgently appealing to all sides, as well as to world leaders, to seek a political resolution and avoid the loss of any more human lives. If global leaders do not intervene, Gaza stands on the brink of yet another humanitarian crisis.
Aleksandar Milutinovic, Mercy Corps Country Director, West Bank/Gaza. Read the full statement issued by 38 aid agencies.