A world where all people, particularly the poorest and the most vulnerable, are empowered to lead safe, healthy and fulfilled lives

About MHEurope

Mercy Hands Europe (MHEurope) is a women-led international non-profit organization registered in Geneva, Switzerland, since 2019. It is the sister organization of Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid (MH), the biggest local NGO in Iraq founded in 2004.

Combined with local partners’ national presence, field experience and knowledge of local contexts, MHEurope’s thematic expertise, program managers’ experience and contacts with Swiss, European and international institutions create a strategic and unique alliance to promote solid, sustainable and context-specific projects.

Our Mission

Mercy Hands Europe works to safeguard dignity, sustain human rights and build sustainable futures for people, particularly those who are the most vulnerable. We implement development projects in disaster affected areas and impoverished communities in Syria and Iraq, either directly through field missions, our sister organization, or other local partners.

Our vision

We aspire to live in a society where justice prevails, law rules, individual and group rights are preserved, differences are acknowledged and welcomed, people work together to develop and sustain resources for future generations, and man-made disasters are virtually non-existent.

Our values


We believe in justice and integrity and that all people must be treated fairly and without violence or coercion in their private, social and public lives.

Equality and Respect

We believe that all people should have full autonomy to enjoy the realization of their human rights without prejudice to their personal characteristics which may include age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or statelessness, religion, social class, among others.


We believe that all individuals should be free to exercise their freedom of thought, religion and conscience in civil, political and social life without harming others. Freedom is an inherent condition of our humanity and any attempt to restrict it must be abolished.


We believe that development work must meet the needs of the present and enhance the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We believe that the maximum goal of any project is to enable people to lead safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives with dignity.

Cooperation and Solidarity

We believe that diversity is a strength and that all voices should be heard. We respect and value each other and rely on cross-cultural collaborations and team efforts to build sustainable change.

Policies, Reports, Audits

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