Mercy Corps started operations in Nepal in 2005. Since then, the agency has been working to build the absorptive, adaptive and transformative potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across the country. That goal is attained through a systems-based approach to market development, financial services, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation and youth engagement through the lens of gender equity and social inclusion.
Mercy Corps is an international, non-governmental humanitarian relief and development agency that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people to build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps was established in 1979, and has headquarters in the USA and UK. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has worked in over 100 countries. Mercy Corps currently works in 41 countries around the world and improving the lives of 19 million people.
The agency focuses on countries in transition, where countries are in the midst of – or recovering from – conflict, economic collapse, or disaster; Mercy Corps sees these crisis situations as moments of opportunity to go beyond traditional boundaries of relief and catalyze lasting change. Globally, Mercy Corps implements programs in a range of sectors, including: agriculture & food security; market development; emergency response; disaster risk reduction; climate change; health; conflict management; youth engagement; and, community mobilization/ governance.