About Mercy Corps: Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians working together on the front lines of crisis, disaster, poverty and climate change to create a world where everyone can prosper. Beyond delivering aid to meet urgent needs, we develop long-term solutions to make lasting change possible.
Mercy Corps’ roots can be traced back to the Killing Fields of Cambodia when Save the Refugees Fund was launched in November 1979 to alleviate the suffering of Cambodians. Since those early beginnings, Mercy Corps has dedicated itself to helping people facing the toughest challenges survive and move toward a stronger, more resilient future.
Mercy Corps is incorporated in the State of Washington as a follow-on to a task force organized by Dan O’Neill in response to Cambodian refugees fleeing famine, war and genocide. Under the registered trademark “Save the Refugees” funds had been raised to provide lifesaving aid to refugees in Cambodia. O’Neill’s group combined with a group from Portland called Project Global Village who were actively working to reduce hunger and poverty in Hon
Since 2012, Mercy Corps has been working in the most marginalized regions of Nigeria to deliver urgent, life-saving assistance and build the resilience of communities. In 2019, our work impacted the lives of more than 984,000 people across the country.