The Bam earthquake erupted on 26 December 2003, killing 28,000 and leaving thousands more homeless at the peak of its winter. Responding to the international appeal made by the Iranian authorities, MR joined hands with its partners from the Singapore Catholic Archdiocese, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS), Singapore Soka Association (SSA), Young Sikh Association (YSAS), and the Iranian community in Singapore, to execute a major fundraising effort in aid of the earthquake survivors in Bam.
In tandem, MR worked with the Iranian community in Singapore and the Ba’alwie Mosque to consolidate and ship 2 containers of relief supplies. The first container was dispatched on 6 January, comprising 18,000 sets of brand new clothes and winter-wear, canned meat and medicine. The second tranche of supplies was sent a week later including household kits, clothes for adults and children, cooking oil and hygiene packs.
There after MR linked up with the Singapore Red Cross Society (SRCS) to lead an assessment team to Bam. Consequently, MR and SRCS facilitated the reconstruction of 2 orphanages and 2 relief warehouses in Bam and neighbouring Kerman.
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.
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