Date: August 2012

A series of typhoons and the monsoon rains that fell on East Asia in August 2012 triggered severe and widespread flooding, affecting more than 100 million people across the region. The floods led to the displacement of more than 2.4 million people in the Philippines and more than 200,000 people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Mercy Relief responded to calls for assistance from authorities in the affected countries.

Partner(s): Local authorities, World Food Programme, DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nampo City Disaster Prevention and Reconstruction Committee (NCDPRC)

How we helped:

  • Delivered relief supplies worth more than S$20,000 to 400 families
  • Conducted a street collection in Singapore. Combined, the Singaporean public, and social and religious institutions raised more than S$300,000 towards relief efforts.
  • Distributed more than 23 tonnes of relief supplies worth S$300,000 (from funds raised) including:
    • 78,000 packs of Mercy Ready Meals
    • 10 water filtration systems (PedalPure)
    • 500 hygiene kits
    • 400 tarpaulins
  • Reconstructed Edong Bridge together with the NCDPRC
  • Provided cement worth S$1,780
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