Our standards

Operation Mercy is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2014.

Operation Mercy strongly supports the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).

We are a signatory to the Federation of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society's principles of conduct. Therefore:

  • The Humanitarian imperative comes first.
  • Aid is given regardless of the race, creed or nationality of the recipients and without adverse distinction of any kind. Aid priorities are calculated on the basis of need alone.
  • Aid will not be used to further a particular political or religious standpoint.
  • We shall endeavour not to act as instruments of government foreign policy.
  • We shall respect culture and custom.
  • We shall attempt to build disaster response on local capacities.
  • Ways shall be found to involve programme beneficiaries in the management of relief aid.
  • Relief aid must strive to reduce future vulnerabilities to disaster as well as meeting basic needs.
  • We hold ourselves accountable to both those we seek to assist and those from whom we accept resources.
  • In our information, publicity and advertising activities, we shall recognise disaster victims as dignified humans, not hopeless objects
For more details see: http://www.ifrc.org/publicat/conduct/code.asp

Data Privacy Policy

We are delighted that you have shown interest in Operation Mercy. Your data privacy is our priority. We do not share your personal data with third parties. At times, we may process personal information for certain legitimate business purposes such as to:
  • identify and prevent fraud
  • enhance the security of our network and information systems
  • better understand how people interact with our website
For more information regarding Operation Mercy’s Data Privacy Policy please  click here.

Photo Credits

Here are some links you may find helpful:
  • Brian Carderelli Brian was a volunteer videographer/photographer for Operation Mercy when he was murdered with ten other colleagues on 5 August 2010 in the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan. A sample of his work is on display at: http://www.communityfilmsfoundation.org/Brian_Carderelli.html
  • Lukas Augustin Lukas is a talented young German photographer who has worked as a volunteer with Operation Mercy. Many of his photos are part of this website. If you need a great photographer for one of your projects contact Lukas at: http://lukasaugustin.com/home
  • Izla Kaya Bardavid is an aid and development worker who loves exploring the world with a camera. Her photography work is beautiful. A number of her photos are placed in our Sudan image gallery. Take a look at her website at: http://www.flickr.com/people/izla/
  • iStockphoto has supplied a few of the photos in this website. You can give them your business by visiting: http://www.istockphoto.com/