Mercy Corps International


International Headquarters:
3030 SW First Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (800) 292-3355, ext. 223
(503) 796-6800, ext. 223
Fax: (503) 796-6844
Web site:

United States Offices
Country Offices:
Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Yugoslavia (Kosovo and Macedonia),
Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Mercy Corps International is a US-based humanitarian organization that seeks to eliminate poverty and promote democracy in transitional or disadvantaged countries. The organization focuses primarily on providing emergency relief services in areas affected by natural disaster or war, and promoting community development and the growth of civil society. Mercy Corps currently operates programs twenty-two countries around the globe. The Balkans program operates in Bosnia, Macedonia, and Yugoslavia (including Kosovo and Montenegro). The Central and South Asia program covers Afghanistan, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Pakistan. In the Middle East and Caucasus region Mercy Corps is active in Azerbaijan, Jordan, Lebanon, and the West Bank/Gaza. African programs operate in Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, and Sudan. In Latin America, Mercy Corps operates in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. East Asian programs cover North Korea and the Philippines.

The group has disbursed over $7 million in development funds to Central Asia since 1992. The focus of the Central Asian program has been:

Since 1993, Mercy Corps Balkans program has helped rebuild communities destroyed by armed conflict and find alternatives to ethnic violence. The programs goals and highlights include:

Mercy Corps has only been active in Azerbaijan for a little over a year, but is already USAID's primary partner in the area. In 1997, USAID awarded the organization a $17 million umbrella grant, and Mercy Corps will award $13.6 million in subgrants to other international agencies to provide shelter, health care, food and economic assistance to displaced persons. Mercy Corps is also an important colleague of the Unitied Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). HAYAT is a local Mercy Corps partner organization.

United States Offices:

Washington, DC office:
1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW, #715
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 463-7383
Fax: (202) 463-7322

Washington State office:
10900 NE 8th Street, #900
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 462-5710
Fax: (425) 462-5712

Country Offices

8 Gulu Guliyev (aka Mendelev), Apt. #10
Baku, Azerbaijan 370007
Phone 994-12-95-80-66 or 97-30-52
Fax 994-12-97-30-53

AHAP Office
Suleyman Rustam Street, 37/V
Baku, Azerbaijan, 370007
Phone (994 -12) 40-02-41 or 41-10-62 or 41-10-63 or 41-10-64
Fax (994 -12) 41-10-65

MC/SEA Tuzla
Husinskih Rudara b.b.
Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Phone (387-75) 250-562
Phone/Fax (387-75) 250-561 or 222-420

MC/SEA Mostar
Phone/Fax (387-88) 560-251
Phone/Fax (387-88) 560-323

MC/SEA Sarajevo
Kosevsko Brdo 25
71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Phone (387-71) 666-516 or 650-739
Fax (387-71) 666-518

MC/SEA Split
Grljevacka 111
21312 Podstana
Split, Croatia
Phone/Fax (385-21) 331 277
MC/SEA Brcko
Prote Mateje Nenadovica 33
76000 Brcko, Republica Srpska
Phone (381-76) 204-907
Fax (381-76) 204-0907 or 205-175
Nikola Tesla #11
91000 Skopje, Macedonia
Phone (389-91) 363-474 or 361-805
Fax (389-91) 362-657
Cell Phone (389-70) 228-277
E-mail: (MCI account)
472 Seyfullina Street
Apartment 36,
480012-83, Almaty, Kazakstan
Phone/Fax 7-3272-677847
Contact: Thomas Hensleigh, Regional Director
99 Toktogul St. Apt. 1
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 720396
Phone (996-3312) 66-21-75 or 66-37-49
Fax (996-3312) 66-37-49 or 22-51-37

333 Lenin Street
Osh, Kyrgyzstan 714000
Phone 7(33222) 2-12-34
Fax 7(33222) 2-68-70

3rd Proezd Rudaki Ave. 26
Dushanbe 734000
Phone (7-3772) 21-08-60 or 27-61-13 or 21-08-79
Fax (7-3772) 21-08-64
Building 6, Apartment 9
Izmailova Street
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 700052
Phone (73712) 34-09-56 or 34-22-00 or 34-22-10
Fax (73712) 34-33-81

A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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Last updated:    November 1998