UPDATE: MERCY MALAYSIA CONTINUAL RESPONSE TO THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS

Update #2 – MERCY MALAYSIA’S CONTINUAL RESPONSE TO THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS IN
COX BAZAR, BANGLADESH

Kuala Lumpur, 3 October 2017 – Amid a dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing
violence in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine state, MERCY Malaysia continues to call for urgent action
to provide relief for refugees in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh.

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Press Release Update #2 – MERCY MALAYSIA’S CONTINUAL RESPONSE TO THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS IN COX BAZAR, BANGLADESH

MERCY MALAYSIA CONTINUAL RESPONSE TO THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS

MERCY MALAYSIA CONTINUAL RESPONSE TO THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS IN COX’S BAZAR
BANGLADESH AND CURRENT UPDATES OF MERCY MALAYSIA’S OPERATION IN MYANMAR

Kuala Lumpur, 26th September 2017 – In early September, Myanmar authorities had instructed all foreign and international aid groups operating in Rakhine to go on a temporary lockdown due to the violence that had erupted on August 25 when militants attacked police posts and an army base, provoking a major counter-attack that reportedly killed around 400 people, mostly Rohingyas. In consequence of this crisis, more than half of the estimated 412,000 Rohingya are women and children whom have seek refuge in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, bordering Myanmar without proper shelter, clean drinking water and sanitation. MERCY Malaysia in response has been on the
ground in order to assess the needs and prepare for further intervention according to our mandate in view of the latest escalation.

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Press Release MERCY MALAYSIA CONTINUAL RESPONSE TO THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS

MERCY MALAYSIA RESPONDS TO SOUTH ASIA FLOOD IN BANGLADESH 2017

MERCY MALAYSIA RESPONDS TO SOUTH ASIA FLOOD IN BANGLADESH 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 AUGUST 2017 – With the recent flood devastation that hit Northern districts of West Bengal on 16th of August this year resulting one third of Bangladesh under water, MERCY Malaysia will be deploying its team on Friday, 25th August 2017 as Bangladesh’s worst flooding in years.

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Press Release MERCY MALAYSIA RESPONDS TO SOUTH ASIA FLOOD IN BANGLADESH 2017

(above) MERCY Malaysia’s Bangladesh Refief Fund Appeal 2017.
(below) MERCY Malaysia’s team ready to be deployed.

MERCY MALAYSIA PROVIDES EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO EARTHQUAKE IN LEYTE, PHILIPPINES

MERCY MALAYSIA PROVIDES EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO EARTHQUAKE IN LEYTE, PHILIPPINES

Kuala Lumpur, 17th July 2017 – On 6th July 2017, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake occurred in the island of Leyte in the Philippines, causing major damages in Barangays of Ormoc City particularly upland Barangays including six upland Barangays namely Tongonan, Cabaon-an, Milagro, Lake Danao, Cabintan and Gaas.  Over 700 aftershocks have been recorded (ranging from magnitude 1.5 to 5.8), including a major aftershock measuring 5.8 magnitude (previously pegged at 5.4) on the 10th of July, in the days that followed.

To date, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Philippines reported two (2) deaths with 329 injured. A total of 1,136 families’ homes have been affected, resulting in large displacement of civilians of upland Barangays mentioned to relocate to temporary shelters in open spaces, covered courts, chapels and some schools without any access to proper water, hygiene and sanitation.

Read more: http://mercy.org.my/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/PRESS-RELEASE-MERCY-PROVIDE-EMERGENCY-RESPONSE-TO-LEYTE-_.pdf

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