Mercy Relief (MR) sent its second relief team to provide the next tranche of relief supplies to the affected communities in the flood-ravaged areas of Pakistan this morning. Led by its Chief Executive Hassan Ahmad, the eight-man team will focus their humanitarian efforts at Sindh and the Khyber-Pakhtunkwa (KP) provinces. Divided into 2 teams for each province, distribution of aid will be carried out at various camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at two locations respectively Thatta and Sukkur in the Sindh province, Nowshera and Charsada in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province (KP).

To date, the death toll remains at an estimated number of 1,400 while the number of affected people has reached 14 million and is expected to climb further if aid delivery is not being effectively stepped-up. MRs Chief Executive Hassan Ahmad explained that the scale of devastation is extremely huge. Millions are stranded and have nothing with them. As such, it is important that we continue to address their basic needs for survival. The second team is expected to deploy SGD 450,000 worth of relief supplies consisting of food (meals ready-to-eat), drinking water, tents and the i-Water ultra filtration systems.

Earlier on, the first relief team had distributed SGD 90,000 worth of relief supplies to meet the prevailing and dire priorities on the ground. MR will once again team up with its Pakistani counterparts, the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP), the National Sarhad Rural Support Programme (NRSP) and the Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) for the joint relief efforts.

Since starting its fundraising efforts a month ago, MR has raised SGD 806,989 for the South Asian Floods Relief through various fundraising efforts and public donations.

About Mercy Relief

Mercy Relief is a Singaporean humanitarian organisation which engages in both disaster relief and sustainable development programmes. It was established in 2003 as an independent non-governmental humanitarian charity responding to the human tragedies in Asia. Mercy Relief’s aid programme focuses on providing timely and effective assistance to disaster-stricken communities and has maintained the delivery of emergency aid within 72 hours from the point of appeal for assistance.  

In the past 12 years, Mercy Relief has disbursed over S$32 million in aid across 40 disaster relief and 53 sustainable development initiatives. Mercy Relief has impacted an aggregate of 2 million lives in 24 countries and areas, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal,  Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Yemen.

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