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.