Mercy Relief’s aid workers are still on the ground in the worst-hit areas in Sumatra to operate evacuation services and distribute food supplies and water.

The devastation

The devastation

Since last Saturday 3rd October 2009, MR has distributed packed hot meals (lunch) and drinking water (1,5 litre bottled water) to 150 patients and their families at the M Djamil Hospital in Padang and will continue to provide this for a week.

Distribution at M Djamil Hospital in Padang

Distribution at M Djamil Hospital in Padang

Due to the ongoing severe shortages of food and water, Mercy Relief will continue to procure these basic needs from the local suppliers and has ordered 500 units of tarpaulins for shelter, 1000 packages of baby food and 1000 packs of UHT milk from Jakarta. In the days ahead, MR will step up its relief supplies distribution exercise in more newly identified and accessible areas that have yet to receive any aid during the first few days since the disaster struck.