Mercy Corps

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Mercy Corps helps people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. Driven by local needs, our programmes provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Our worldwide team in 36 countries is improving the lives of 19 million people … (Who we are 1/2).

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Address: Mercy Corps, 40 Sciennes, Edinburgh, EH9 1NJ, UK;
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Who we are 2/2 … /the people we serve: No one is more motivated or better equipped to create change than the person whose life and future is at stake.  

And no one is smarter about what help is needed than the one who will benefit from that boost. At Mercy Corps, our role is to help catalyze the change that communities want to see. It is their potential, their energy, and their ideas that ultimately will conquer the difficulties they face. Our job is to listen, assist and connect them with the resources that will help them turn crisis into opportunity.

As you can see from the examples above, our efforts — and theirs — are making a difference. These are the people we serve — and the programmes that work.

The People of Mercy Corps:

Walk into a Mercy Corps field office anywhere in the world and you might not immediately distinguish between our team and the people we help. Around the world, 95 percent of our team members are nationals of the countries where they work. Some are even former beneficiaries themselves. They personify our core belief in local solutions to local problems. Our programmes are led by people of the region who speak its languages, know its history, and actively invest in developing its human network.

While our expatriate team members make a critical contribution, we don’t import foreign cures or impose developed-world perspectives. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions at Mercy Corps. Rather, our teams involve local residents — who deeply comprehend the challenges and have the greatest stake in how they are solved — in designing and pursuing the best strategies for their communities.

Mercy Corps Timeline:

For 32 years, we have helped people grappling with the toughest hardships survive — and then thrive. That’s the heart of our approach: we help communities turn crisis into opportunity.

Our History: … (full text).

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