Jaffar Mydin

MR’s Head of International Programme Jaffar Mydin shares the finer details of a portable and pedal-powered ultra-filtration water treatment system with DPM Wong Kan Seng

Friday, 14 May – Mercy Relief, who have collaborated with the Ministry of Home Affairs on several humanitarian relief operations and projects, are a partner of the Home Team Convention 2010. Held at the Suntec Convention Centre during the weekend of 14 – 16 May 2010, Mercy Relief are showcasing some of the highlights of its disaster relief operations, including live demonstrations of a pedal-powered ultra-filtration water treatment system, one that’s mounted on a bicycle for mobility and ease of use during the acute relief phase of a given disaster, where access to potable water is at its most critical.

For more information on the Home Team Convention 2010, please visit the event website –

http://www.hometeamconvention.sg

Mercy Relief will also be holding a workshop at the convention, with a focus on the importance of the community’s role in disaster mitigation.

Details of workshop:

Topic: The community’s Humanitarian Role in Regional Emergencies

Speaker: Jaffar Mydin, Head of International Programme

Date: Sunday, 16 May 2010

Location: Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre Level 3 Room 325

Registration is free and available at

http://www.hometeamconvention.sg/event-highlights/workshops/#MercyRelief

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