Following the devastating 9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan, immense damage have occurred across three worst-hit coastal prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. With over tens of thousands reported dead and missing and a looming nuclear radiation threat, the Japanese authorities are stretching its resources to overcome the severest earthquake to hit the country.
Singaporean humanitarian NGO, Mercy Relief (MR) has deployed a disaster response team to Japan following the devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami. MR will accept donations from the public to address the most pressing basic needs for food, water and quilts. Monitoring of the ground conditions will continue to further ascertain the nature of support required by the local authorities to help alleviate the suffering of the affected communities.
Mercy Relief one of Singapore’s success stories: DPM TEO
“As a Singaporean-born-and-bred humanitarian NGO Mercy Relief is one of Singapore’s success stories, having made important contributions both locally and in the region.
You are respected for the good work that you carry out, and have also been able to establish goodwill, confidence, trust and love between citizens of our Asian neighbours and Singaporeans.
For an organization that has increased its outreach over the years, Mercy Relief is modestly housed at a HDB void deck. It is such modesty, frugality and pragmatism that have allowed you to win many supporters and friends over the years.” DPM Teo Chee Hean
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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.
For more information, you may call us at 6514 6322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org