At Mercy Corps, we rely on beautiful images to tell the stories of the people around the world we work so hard to help, and to share the incredible impact of your support.
At the end of each year our photography specialist selects ten photographs that he won’t soon forget. See them all.
Photo: Mathieu Rouquette/Mercy Corps
In Ethiopia, frequent drought, unpredictable harvests and conflict put families and rural traditions at risk. We work with farmers to help them access seeds that will thrive in the harsh environment (like the watermelon pictured!) and give them the tools they need to collect water to irrigate their crops.
See more life-changing gardens.
Photo: Erin Gray/Mercy Corps
After a harrowing evacuation in the midst of a military coup in the Central African Republic on March 24, our staff is back in the capital of Bangui working to get our programs restarted.
More than 200,000 families are still displaced after fleeing attacks, and nearly half a million people are facing food shortages. Children have been out of school for almost a year.
We spoke with our CAR Program Coordinator Whitney Elmer to get an inside look at how our team is helping communities through the deepening crisis.
Photo: Sean Sheridan for Mercy Corps
Thousands of refugees from the Sudanese civil war are returning home to Abyei, but access to food is limited in the contested border region. We’re helping communities rebuild their farms with seeds, tools and techniques that ensure better harvests year-round.
Learn more about our work helping returnees build new lives in South Sudan.
The need is great — but your support is greater.
Help us reach our goal by May 30, and together we’ll deliver over $1 million worth of lifesaving food, clean water, critical help — and hope — to families when they need it most. Make your lifesaving gift today.
It is because of your help that I can smile. It was as if it was my son who had returned to me. These vouchers have value even beyond providing my family with meals — I was proud to choose and receive my items from the market.
Aissata Diallo, mother of four in Mali. Her son left their village last year to search for work to help them — but in the midst of both conflict and drought, she hasn’t heard from him since.
Our emergency vouchers are helping Aissata and other families survive a year of unpredictable shocks in Mali. Find out how.
In drought-prone regions of Ethiopia, camels are key to survival. They require less water and their milk is rich in protein and nutrients.
That’s why Mercy Corps is bringing veterinary services to remote villages. When animals are healthy, families can thrive.
See more photos of recovery in Ethiopia.
Photo: Joni Kabana for Mercy Corps
Hunger has been a chronic issue in Niger, a country that endures cyclical droughts and food shortages. But Ibro Arzika is undaunted by these challenges — he left a job in radio journalism determined to turn the message of resilience into reality in his country.
He’s one of our thousands of worldwide team members who are from the countries where they work. Meet Ibro and find out how he’s helping communities find new ways to cope, and ultimately, thrive. Read more.
Fatumo lost ten camels in the drought that ravaged Ethiopia two years ago. The family left their home in search of water and her children went hungry without the milk they depend on the animals to provide.
But today, the feisty mother of nine is back up at dawn everyday tending her herd. She’s selling more milk at the market and sending her kids to school.
This is what resilience looks like. See more photos.
Photo: Joni Kabana for Mercy Corps