Mercy Corps


Water Innovations Technologies

The Water Innovations Technologies (WIT) activity focuses on the conservation of Jordan’s limited water resources through the adoption of proven techniques and the latest available water-saving technologies.


NutriSalud - Community Nutrition and Health Care Project

The goal of Nutri-Salud is to improve health and nutritional status of Guatemala’s rural and indigenous populations. Nutri-Salud’s target population are the 30 municipalities (pop. 1.2 to 1.5 million) in five departments (six Health Areas) in the Western Highlands. The target beneficiaries are children under five, with emphasis on those under two years, and women of reproductive age.


Tajikistan Maternal and Child Health Project

USAID’s program focused on birth preparedness and maternity services, newborn care and treatment, treatment of child illnesses, health systems strengthening, and household water, sanitation, and hygiene improvement. As new programs are currently being designed and procured, population coverage is still being determined. Nutrition has been addressed in the past through Title 2 programs, which are now ending.


Resources to Improved Food Security in Eastern DRC

The RISE program sought to reduce food insecurity among vulnerable families in North Kivu. The program was based on three key strategic objectives:

  1. Diversified production and increased incomes for small farmers;
  2. Improved nutritional status of pregnant and nursing mothers and children under 5; and
  3. Better governance of food security.

Northern Karamoja Growth, Health, and Governance Program

The 1.2 million inhabitants of the Karamoja sub-region of northeastern Uganda face a slow crisis produced by the breakdown of their traditional agro-pastoralist livelihood strategy, repeated climactic shocks and ongoing insecurity from cattle raiding. The decay of social norms and institutions, such as elder authority and the meaningful, active role of young men and women in tribal culture, inevitably accompany the crisis, as does malnutrition for children, high rates of gender based violence, and gender inequality. It is difficult to overstate the challenges facing the Karamojong.


Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives for the North, East, West

Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives – North, East, West (IDEA-NEW) is a USAID project that began in March 2009 and was completed in 2015. This project continued USAID’s efforts to provide agricultural incentives and economic alternatives for provinces in the East as well as the northern and western poppy-prone regions of the country.


Hati Kami Child Survival Project

Hati Kami, an urban health project located in the West Jakarta Municipality of Jakarta Province in Indonesia, was a four-year Innovation Child Survival and Health Grants Project (CSHGP). The project, whose name means “Our hearts”, was designed to address high rates maternal and neonatal mortality, increased rates of bottle/formula feeding, and limited growth in exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates; it successfully built on the results and lessons learned of Healthy Start, Mercy Corps’ previous CSHGP project in Jakarta Province.


Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience

Since 2011, USAID/OFDA has provided more than $1.5 million to the CADRE program, enabling USAID/OFDA and USAID/Indonesia to partner in funding projects that educate and engage communities and local officials in climate change adaptation measures and improve linkages between national-, provincial-, and district-level governments, leading to more coordinated and inclusive DRR and climate change planning.


Revitalizing Agricultural/Pastoral Incomes and New Markets

In 2007 and 2008, Ethiopia was described by the World Food Program (WFP) as a global hunger “hot spot,” where the food insecurity emergency had put the wellbeing of more than 12 million people at risk. At that time, it was estimated that 6.4 million beneficiaries were in need of WFP’s emergency assistance. The Somali Region remains one of the most vulnerable in Ethiopia, where recurrent natural and human-made disasters disrupt the economy and severely threaten livelihoods.


Pastoralist Resiliency Improvement & Market Expansion

The Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME) project, funded under the United States government’s Feed the Future initiative, was launched in October 2012 in one of the most shock-prone areas of the world, the drylands of Ethiopia. A key objective of the project is to enhance the resilience of households to shocks. In particular, it aims to enable households to withstand and recover from the recurrent climate-related shocks—mainly drought—to which they are subjected.