MERCY Malaysia appeals for funds in aid of earthquake and tsunami-struck Palu, Sulawesi

Kuala Lumpur, 30 September 2018…Following the 7.7 Richter Scale earthquake which triggered a tsunami in Palu and Donggala, Central Sulawesi, on 28 September, MERCY Malaysia is appealing for funds to bring humanitarian relief to affected communities. The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Manager has reported that close to 400 lives have been lost, and hundreds more injured.

read more: NR-Palu Sept 2018

July 25, 2018: MERCY Malaysia deploys immediate aid as Tropical Storm Son-Tinh lashes PDR Laos 

Kuala Lumpur, 25 July 2018. MERCY Malaysia is sending a team on the first flight out tomorrow morning to Vientiane, People’s Republic of Laos, following severe flooding caused by the Tropical Storm Son-Tinh last week. Over 10,000 people are affected, with close to 400 families evacuated to temporary emergency shelter. 

The heavy rains have caused floodwaters to rise rapidly in 41 districts across 10 provinces encompassing Attapeu, Savanhnakhet, Khammaouan, Xayabuly, Bolikhamsay, Luang Prabang, Bokeo, Sekong, Xiengkhouang and Oudomxay. The floods are worsened by an overflow from the Xepien-Xenamnoyu Dam, which inundated downstream villages, and damaged key public infrastructure such as bridges, roads, and schools. Over 250 houses are badly damaged, as rescuers race to evacuate families who have climbed to their rooftops or clung to trees to escape rising floodwaters.

PRESS RELEASE – MERCY Malaysia deploys immediate aid as Tropical Storm Son-Tinh lashes PDR Laos

MERCY Malaysia begins immediate humanitarian aid in Palestine

Gaza Strip, 16 May 2018 – Massive unrest in the Gaza Strip of Palestine in the last 2 weeks culminated in the worse violence and bloodshed yesterday since the 2014 Gaza War. In immediate response, Malaysian-based humanitarian organisation MERCY Malaysia has stepped up humanitarian aid to render assistance to affected hospitals and communities. According to the Palestinian Health Information Center (PHIC), a department within the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MOH), the total number of casualties stood at 2771, including 225 children and 79 women. The death toll, estimated at 107 is expected to rise, with 133 patients in critical condition. The main cause of injuries was from live ammunition and tear gas, which were targeted at protestors participating in what is termed the ‘Great March of Return’.

Hence, we would like to ask your kind attention and time to have a look at our Press Release and have your prestigious media publish this article. Your kind support to MERCY Malaysia will help us further extend our humanitarian services to those in need. Help us, to help others.

PRESS RELEASE – MERCY MALAYSIA BEGINS IMMEDIATE HUMANITARIAN AID IN PALESTINE