SINGAPORE, 1 October 2018 - Mercy Relief, Singapore's homegrown humanitarian non-governmental organisation (NGO), will be sending its disaster response team to Palu, Central Sulawesi, where aftershocks from a 7.4-magnitude earthquake had triggered a tsunami with 3m-high waves on 28 September. The team is travelling tomorrow morning to provide the first phase of emergency relief distribution. Immediate needs of the communities include shelter kits, solar light, medical service, water and food items.
SINGAPORE, 19 August 2018– Mercy Relief, Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency, will be deploying a disaster response team to the Indian state of Kerala where heavy rains have caused some of the region’s worst flooding in nearly a century. According to Kerala’s chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, at least 300 people have died as a result of the monsoon floods in the past two weeks.
SINGAPORE, 25 January – MERCY Relief, Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency, is continuing with relief distribution operations with ground partners in Albay, Bicol, Philippines (Luzon island). Our ground partner has confirmed that Mount Mayon has erupted. The number of evacuees has increased to approximately 60,000 overnight. Even with 66 evacuation centres, there is still overcrowding due to the influx of evacuees. There are reports of limited food supplies and hygiene items.
SINGAPORE, 10 October – MERCY Relief, Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency, is on the ground working with local partners in Bangladesh, where 519,000 people have settled since 25 August. These affected communities have been displaced after fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State of Myanmar.
SINGAPORE, 26 September – MERCY Relief, Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency, is deploying a three-person team to conduct aid distribution in Bangladesh, where over 436,000 people have settled in makeshift camps. The affected communities have been displaced after fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State of Myanmar.
Mercy Relief, Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency has been working closely with partners on the ground to distribute emergency supplies to families affected by the South Asia Floods. Operations are taking place in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, and the team is expected to reach more than 1,000 households during its initial response. Those deployed saw the devastation first hand and have accessed that food shortages, limited access to clean water and water-borne illnesses will be key concerns in the following weeks.
Mercy Relief, Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency is en route to conduct a multi-country relief distribution operation with ground-partners in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, where several regions have been deluged by the seasonal monsoon rains.
Representatives of Mercy Relief will be conducting the first phase of disaster response, distributing items such as food, water and hygiene kits to fulfil the urgent needs of the affected communities.
SINGAPORE, 1 June 2017 – MERCY Relief, Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency, is continuing its Sri Lanka relief distribution operations this week, ensuring that communities in three districts receive critical supplies, after early monsoon season downpours caused floods and landslides.
SINGAPORE, 10 December 2015 – SINGAPOREAN humanitarian non-governmental organisation (NGO) Mercy Relief has initiated its first distribution of relief supplies, which will benefit 300 low income families in the flood-hit city of Chennai, India.
As part of the ongoing disaster relief efforts for the South India monsoon floods, Mercy Relief’s initial distribution of S$10,000 worth of relief supplies will be carried out at the NGO’s first Relief Distribution Operations (RDO) in Kulathumedu, an urban slum district in Chennai, on 12th December 2015.
12 August 2015 – Singaporean-born humanitarian NGO Mercy Relief, working together with its ground partner, Myanmar Heart Development Organization (MHDO) distributed more than 10 tonnes of food supply to 350 affected households in Kyawtaw Township, Rakhine State in Myanmar. Each household received a family food pack which include rice, cooking oil, canned fish, salt and noodles. This food pack will be able to feed a family of 6 for a period of two weeks.
9 August 2015 – The continuous rise in flood levels increasingly threatens long-term food security and its supply in certain states of Myanmar. In these areas, acres of crops, some of which can only be harvested annually, have already been destroyed by flood waters. These remote communities also face the possibility of further isolation by rising waters, making them inaccessible and hampering the delivery of aid.
7 August 2015 – Singaporean humanitarian NGO, Mercy Relief’s first response team is in Myanmar providing aid to communities affected by the floods. MR will also activate a public fundraising appeal for the Myanmar Floods from 7 August to 30 September 2015.
22 June – Mercy Relief’s emergency transitional shelter programme in Nepal comes to a completion before the full-force of the monsoon hits the quake-stricken country. These transitional shelters will provide roofs over the heads of more than 2550 people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by two earthquakes which hit the country late April and mid-May.
14 May - Singaporean NGO Mercy Relief says that its remaining team of three aid workers in Nepal are safe after a second massive earthquake struck the country on 12 May at 1500hrs Singapore time. At the time, two team members were delivering aid to communities in an extremely remote area east of Kathmandu, Ramecchap District. A third member of the team was at Kathmandu airport waiting to board a plane for Singapore. The third aftershock measuring 6.3 magnitude was recorded 33km from Ramecchap District. At the time of release, all three are now safe in Kathmandu.
5 May – Singapore NGO Mercy Relief’s stages operations in four remote areas in Nepal that have not received aid from other agencies. These remote mountainous areas of Nepal suffered the worst devastation from the quake that have claimed 7,365 lives and injured 18,261 people.
Amid fresh aftershocks and logistical constraints, Mercy Relief’s team continue to deliver medical and food aid as well as temporary shelter to outlying areas indicated in their earlier assessment of the ground situation.
1 May 2015 - Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Volunteers and Mercy Relief have jointly organised a 10-Hour Cyclothon in response to the nationwide appeal for donations in aid of the victims of the recent Nepal earthquake.
The Cyclothon will start at 10am and run continuously until 8pm, and will take place at Bugis Junction, near the connecting entrance to Hotel Intercontinental. A total of six PedalPure water filtration systems will be deployed.
30 April 2015 - Mercy Relief deploys a medical team to Nepal in support of relief efforts on Friday 1 May 2015. The team of four doctors will be joining Mercy Relief’s first response team already in Kathmandu, to attend to the immediate needs of the victims and and to assess the other needs on the ground for the missions to follow. Leading the team of doctors is Mercy Relief’s second response personnel.
Tuesday, 27 April – Mercy Relief’s preliminary disaster response team in Kathmandu, Nepal, conducts first distribution of emergency supplies to Dhara, a farming village in Kavrepalanchok District in central Nepal.
Reports from Mercy Relief’s team indicate that all houses in Dhara village were destroyed resulting in its 350 families braving rain showers and cold night temperatures in make-shift tents. Tarpaulins and full-fledged weather-proof tentage remain scarce.
Sunday, 26 April – Singaporean humanitarian NGO, Mercy Relief (MR) will deploy a 2-man preliminary disaster response team to Kathmandu, Nepal, to ascertain ground needs and procure initial batch of relief supplies. MR will dedicate an initial tranche of SG$60,000 to acute relief efforts.
Singapore, 22 January - Mercy Relief’s 2nd phase of disbursement operations aid farmers in the Municipality of Esperanza in the Masbate Province to recover and rebuild their livelihoods after their crops were destroyed by Typhoon Hagupit.