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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.


These four sisters fled their home in Damascus in January. More than 70% of Syrian refugees are living outside of camps, in host communities like this one in Jordan where resources are limited. We’re working to get basic necessities to as many of these families as we can.
See more photos.Photo: Sumaya Agha/Mercy Corps
These four sisters fled their home in Damascus in January. More than 70% of Syrian refugees are living outside of camps, in host communities like this one in Jordan where resources are limited. We’re working to get basic necessities to as many of these families as we can.
See more photos.

Photo: Sumaya Agha/Mercy Corps

The rapid influx of Syrian refugees is draining Jordan's already low water supply. Read this piece from Time explaining the problem, and find out what we’re doing to solve it.

Photos: Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

Each day, we meet Syrian families like the Al Husseins who have lived through tragedy that no one should have to, and they persevere. Read their story.
Photo: Sumaya Agha/Mercy Corps

Each day, we meet Syrian families like the Al Husseins who have lived through tragedy that no one should have to, and they persevere. Read their story.

Photo: Sumaya Agha/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

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

Our team in Yemen prepares to distribute essential household items to 8,000 families who have been displaced since violent uprisings began almost two years ago.
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Our team in Yemen prepares to distribute essential household items to 8,000 families who have been displaced since violent uprisings began almost two years ago.

Follow Mercy Corps on Instagram to see more photos from the field.

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.

Every kid deserves a childhood. Help make a difference - share Amani’s story.

Every kid deserves a childhood. Help make a difference - share Amani’s story.

A Mercy Corps program designed to help NYC kids heal from trauma after 9/11 will soon help young Syrian refugees. Learn more about Comfort for Kids and other ways we’re aiding Syrian refugees.

A Mercy Corps program designed to help NYC kids heal from trauma after 9/11 will soon help young Syrian refugees. Learn more about Comfort for Kids and other ways we’re aiding Syrian refugees.

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