Mercy Corps
About Us

About Mercy Corps


Mercy Corps is a prominent global organization driven by the conviction that creating a better world is achievable. In over 40 countries worldwide, especially in areas experiencing disasters, hardships, or various forms of challenges, we collaborate to implement innovative solutions. Our aim is to empower people to overcome adversity and foster resilient communities from within.


Project/Department Overview


Operating in transitional environments marked by conflict, disaster, political turmoil, or economic breakdowns, Mercy Corps seizes opportunities to cultivate more secure, productive, and just communities. In times of crisis, we provide swift emergency relief, aiding communities in recovery and fortifying them against future shocks. Additionally, we champion sustainable change by supporting initiatives driven by communities and shaped by market dynamics. Acknowledging the vast potential and intricate challenges in Afghanistan, Mercy Corps has been actively involved since 1986, tailoring humanitarian assistance and development programs to meet the specific needs of the country and the communities we serve.


Mercy Corps has executed key programs in the Southern and Northern regions, addressing sectors such as agriculture and food security, skills development, renewable energy, natural resources management, community infrastructure, and job creation. Notably, we recently concluded a WASH program focusing on major IDP/returnee settlements around Herat city in Western Afghanistan. Currently, Mercy Corps is gearing up to launch a new program, "Lifesaving Integrated Emergency Response to Vulnerable Crisis-Affected Populations in Afghanistan," spanning 23 months and set to provide water and sanitation facilities, promote hygiene, and deliver emergency response MCPA and winterization in the Herat, Kandahar, and Balkh provinces.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Our commitment to realizing our mission begins with how we build our team and collaborate. By embracing diversity in origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and perspectives, we harness the collective strength of our teams to address the world's most intricate challenges. We aspire to foster a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their unique perspectives, reaches their potential, and collaborates to produce their best work.


We acknowledge that diversity and inclusion represent an ongoing journey, and we are dedicated to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive than we are today.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Mercy Corps upholds a commitment to equal employment opportunity, rejecting discrimination on any basis. We actively seek individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to collectively enhance our strength and have a sustained global impact.


We are committed to maintaining an environment of respect and psychological safety, ensuring equal employment opportunities for all. Discrimination based on race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status, or any other protected group is neither practiced nor tolerated in the locations where we operate.


Safeguarding & Ethics


Mercy Corps is devoted to ensuring that all individuals encountered through our work, including team members, community members, program participants, or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We adhere to core principles for preventing sexual exploitation and abuse, as outlined by the UN Secretary-General and IASC. Our commitment extends to a zero-tolerance policy for child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment involving our team members. To foster a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves professionally, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to the Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values consistently. Mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses are required for team members upon hiring and annually thereafter.