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.
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.
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.
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.
Singapore, 8 August 2014 – Singaporean humanitarian NGO, Mercy Relief, deployed its first response and assessment team to China today. The team will support local relief efforts for affected communities of the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Ludian county of Zhaotong city, Yunnan province.
In aid of its relief operations, a public fundraising appeal in Singapore has been launched.
Singapore, 4 August 2014 – Singaporean humanitarian NGO, Mercy Relief has begun its first phase of emergency response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza by disbursing SGD$250,000 worth of aid.
Mercy Relief has been monitoring the situation since the armed conflict started on 8 July 2014 and has been in close and constant liaison with its ground partners - the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the Palestinian Wefaq Association (PWA). Both organisations have underscored that food and medical supplies are the immediate needs on the ground for the displaced people in Gaza.
Singapore, 22 July 2014 – The World Health Organisation (WHO), the Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Palestinian Wefaq Association (PWA) have made appeals to local and international donors for urgent assistance to support their ongoing relief efforts in the occupied Palestinian territory, especially in the Gaza Strip, that is affecting the health and welfare of Palestinians.
Medical team addresses post-traumatic syndromes and health issues in Iloilo;
Serves over 1,700 patients
MR deploys medical team to Iloilo to address healthcare needs
Philippines, 11 December – One month has passed since super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, and millions of people, particularly those living in rural and isolated areas, are recovering slowly. Having successfully procured and distributed basic survival essentials including water, food and hygiene kits for the past weeks, Singaporean humanitarian organisation Mercy Relief (MR) is now also addressing the early recovery and rehabilitation of the affected communities across the typhoon-stricken islands.
MR team distributed first batch of relief supplies to 500 displaced families
Gansu, 24 July – In response to a request for humanitarian assistance received from the Zhang County Poverty Alleviation and Development Bureau (ZCPADB) this morning, Mercy Relief (MR) deployed its first response team this afternoon to quake-hit Gansu Province.
The 4-man team shall head directly to the affected Zhang and Min counties, with an initial tranche of SGD30,000, to support the local authorities in addressing the most critical areas of needs on the ground which include water, food, medicines and shelter.
Mercy Relief delivers third batch of aid; Assess recovery needs
Sichuan, 29 April –Ten days after Sichuan province was rocked and rattled by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake, displacing more than a quarter million people, Singaporean humanitarian NGO Mercy Relief (MR) continues to personally procure and deliver aid supplies to the affected communities.
Singaporeans’ support sees to Gazans’ growing water and winter worries
Implementing agencies: Psychological trauma a major concern
6 December 2012 - Mercy Relief’s (MR) six-man team returned to Singapore after spending more than a week shuttling between Egypt and Israel to establish the relief supply chains to address the humanitarian needs of the armed conflict victims in Gaza. With supply network secured, more Singaporean donations can get directly and swiftly into conflict-stricken area.
SUPPLY CHAIN FOR GAZA SECURED
Mercy Relief’s first team sends USD 50,000 worth of medical aid
First team to be on the ground within next 72 hours
Singapore, 21 November 2012 – The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) have made appeals to the international humanitarian community for urgent assistance to support their ongoing relief efforts for the current armed crisis in Gaza, Palestine.
Mercy Relief and Filipino partners revive ecosystems for Zambales’s coastal communities with integrated livelihood, water sanitation, healthcare & ecotourism projects