Treated as Less than Human

“People would stare at me in streets,” Ulrich remembers. “They’d call me a handicap, saying I’m under a spell or curse.”

Now Ulrich Stands Tall

Thanks to the support of caring people like you, Mercy Ships gave Ulrich the life-changing surgery his family never thought possible. The day his casts were removed, Ulrich stood up on his own, walked toward his Mercy Ships surgeon, and handed him the wooden walking sticks. He wouldn’t need them anymore. There wasn’t a dry eye in on the ship.

These are the real-life miracles you can help create. Join us in delivering hope and healing to those who need it most.

Treated as Less
than Human

“People would stare at me in streets,” Ulrich remembers. “They’d call me a handicap, saying I’m under a spell or curse.”

Now Ulrich Stands Tall

Thanks to the support of caring people like you, Mercy Ships gave Ulrich the life-changing surgery his family never thought possible. The day his casts were removed, Ulrich stood up on his own, walked toward his Mercy Ships surgeon, and handed him the wooden walking sticks. He wouldn’t need them anymore. There wasn’t a dry eye in on the ship.

 These are the real-life miracles you can help create. Join us in delivering hope and healing to those who need it most.   

Children like Ulrich suffer daily in places where medical care is nearly nonexistent.

In sub-Saharan Africa, the numbers are heartbreaking. Curable conditions quickly become life-threatening due to a lack of safe surgery.

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Two Ships. Twice the Transformations.

In 2021, Mercy Ships will launch our newest ship, the Global Mercy, to join our current ship, the Africa Mercy, in our life-changing mission. This will double our ability to provide free surgeries and increase our capacity to train local doctors in the communities we serve.

It Starts with a Location

Because 50% of the world’s population lives near a coast, we can provide more surgeries for more people with our floating hospitals.

We're Built on Efficiency

In regions where resources are scarce, a state-of-the-art hospital ship is the most efficient way to deliver free surgeries.

We Create Lasting Change

Our programs include training local professionals, providing new medical tools and resources, renovating facilities, and more.

It Starts with a Location

Because 50% of the world’s population lives near a coast, we can provide more surgeries for more people with our floating hospitals.

We're Built on Efficiency

In regions where resources are scarce, a state-of-the-art hospital ship is the most efficient way to deliver free surgeries.

We Create Lasting Change

Our programs include training local professionals, providing new medical tools and resources, renovating facilities, and more.

YOU and Mercy Ships: delivering God’s love

Your compassion steps onboard to walk alongside each patient to remind them that they are not forgotten.

Step 1: Screening

Thousands line up. Many wait overnight, hoping and praying for the chance of life-changing surgery. Sadly, some must be turned away. Yellow patient cards serve as tickets for those approved to come onboard in the coming weeks for surgery.

Step 1: Screening

Thousands line up. Many wait overnight, hoping and praying for the chance of life-changing surgery. Sadly, some must be turned away. Yellow patient cards serve as tickets for those approved to come onboard in the coming weeks for surgery.

Step 2: Surgery

Often, our volunteer surgeons can remove a life-threatening condition—like a facial tumor—in a matter of hours. Each surgery, and every patient, has their own story. Then, our entire crew offers their loving care to ensure patients receive the proper post-surgery treatment, rest and personal attention needed for a full recovery.

Step 2: Surgery

Often, our volunteer surgeons can remove a life-threatening condition—like a facial tumor—in a matter of hours. Each surgery, and every patient, has their own story. Then, our entire crew offers their loving care to ensure patients receive the proper post-surgery treatment, rest and personal attention needed for a full recovery.

Step 3: Sustainability

Healing continues long after one of our ships departs. Mercy Ships aims to leave a host nation better equipped to care for their own by training and mentoring local professionals, providing in-country healthcare workers with medical tools and resources, helping to build better local medical facilities, and more…

Step 3: Sustainability

Healing continues long after one of our ships departs. Mercy Ships aims to leave a host nation better equipped to care for their own by training and mentoring local professionals, providing in-country healthcare workers with medical tools and resources, helping to build better local medical facilities, and more…

Stay connected to the Mercy Ships family to see all the ways we change lives together.