|Mercy Relief medical volunteer, Dr Iskandar Idris,
confirming the list of medicines
donated to Gandhara Welfare Society
The aggravating humanitarian crisis in NWFP has been caused by the influx of civilians fleeing from intensifying confrontations in the Swat Valley. To date, close to 4 million people have been displaced; the United Nations estimated nearly half of them are women, with another 20% being children under the age of five.
Mercy Relief’s 3-man preliminary team, responding to international appeals, were in Peshawar and Mardan from 3 – 10 June. The team, which comprised of a volunteer medical doctor and two staff, worked with local relief agencies to:
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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