Date: November 2004

Category: 4 (Severe Tropical Cyclone)

 

In November 2004, two tropical storms (Merbok and Winnie) and Typhoon Namadol battered Quezon province with intense rainfall and winds, triggering floods. More than 2,000 people were killed and thousands more rendered homeless. Mercy Relief collaborated with its partner organisations to deliver much needed aid in the aftermath of the typhoon.

 

Partner(s): Singapore Soka Association (SSA), Singapore International Foundation (SIF), Mendaki

 

How we helped:

  • Dispatched three teams of 75 youth volunteers who:
    • Implemented livelihood programmes, including building homes and a chicken farm to provide income and employment
    • Distributed medicine to 1,200 affected villagers
  • Donated S$10,000 worth of medicine and blankets