Mercy Hands Europe (MHEurope) is a women-led international non-profit organization that has been 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. We are currently developing projects in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, and Ethiopia through local partners.
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 generally international institutions create a strategic and unique alliance to promote solid, sustainable and context-specific projects.
(Statute, art. 3)
“Mercy Hands Europe pursues the following aims:
a) Provide humanitarian aid and protection to people in need and to victims of natural and man-made disasters;
b) Advocate and lobby for human rights, in particular social, economic, civil and political rights of refugees, stateless people and IDPs and raise public awareness;
c) Promote equality, democracy, justice, rule of law and accountability;
d) Support community resilience and development;
e) Coordinate with the many additional associations with similar purposes, including the UN bodies, coalitions and networks and international organizations;
f) Coordinate with Swiss organizations and government bodies and like-minded networks to achieve its purpose.”
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.