The World Through Our Lens: be inspired by the people we have met on the ground.
Mercy Relief responded to the first Nepal earthquake 48 hours after it devastated the country. Since then, the team has conducted over 27 relief distribution operations and eight medical missions in some of the remotest villages. These villages are found in the hardest hit areas including Kathmandu, Gorkha, Dhading, Makwanpur, Ramechhap, and the Kavrepalanchok and Sindhupalchok districts.
In total we have reached out to 20,000 beneficiaries and a six person medical team treated 700 patients. In the post-relief phase, emergency transitional shelters were constructed to provide safe lodging to 2250 people, from the full-force of the monsoon. Mercy Relief continues to engage in the rebuilding of communal facilities for affected communities into 2016.
In response to the disaster which took more than 90 lives and more than 330,000 persons displaced, Mercy Relief, together with its ground partner, distributed more than 20 tonnes of food supply to worst-hit areas in Buthidaung and Kyawtaw townships.
The 1-year project aimed to promote early therapeutic motor intervention, physical and mental stimulation for children with special learning and physical needs. Partnering with Singapore’s CSM Academy International, the project’s objectives were achieved through the training on practical skills and knowledge for existing caregivers, including therapists and parents, to provide better care and supervision for these children. Thereafter, these caregivers would play the role of therapeutic care providers, training other staff in the respective care facilities and establishing a support network for other caregivers.
5 MOVE teams have engaged in volunteer expeditions in Baseco since 2012. Their collective efforts to rehabilitate the banks of the Pasig River and create livelihood opportunities for Baseco’s urban slum community has seen the development of a mangrove nursery, a communal vegetable garden, mangroves replacing polluted river banks and the construction of a physical store to sell products made by a local people’s organization.
Mercy Relief sent 6 relief missions and 1 medical team across 7 provinces in the Visayas Region that were affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. In that time 21,000 relief food packs were distributed and 6 Pedalpures were deployed to meet the basic survival needs of communities. $1.5 million was raised which supported survivor communities both the acute and into ongoing rehabilitation projects.
The project aimed to improve hygiene standards and healthier living for the communities of Baray and Santouk districts. The improvements to the Baray-Santouk Referral Hospital, through the refurbishment of the structural facilities and provision of new medical equipment, with greater focus on the maternity and emergency wards, seek to encourage expecting mothers to monitor their foetal development throughout the different stages of their pregnancies and seek necessary and early medical attention, for themselves and their newborns. Trainings were also provided for the healthcare staff to increase their skills and knowledge to provide better and holistic care, especially in the area of maternal and child healthcare