Widespread flooding struck eastern and central Aceh and parts of neighbouring North Sumatra province in December, damaging 757 villages and affecting over half a million people.

In response to the disaster, MR sent a 4-man medical team to Aceh Tamiang, one of the worst hit areas, on 31 December. The team brought medical supplies and provided medical assistance to the injured, treating some 600 patients a day, mostly with gastro intestinal problems and skin and respiratory infections. Following an assessment of the ground needs, MR provided 40 water filter systems to provide drinkable water to the victims as their sources of water had been contaminated by the flood.

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.

For more information, you may call us at 6514 6322 or email corporateaffairs@mercyrelief.org