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ends 04 Sep 2018, 11:59 PM
Mercy Relief, Singapore's homegrown humanitarian non-governmental-organisation (NGO), will be deploying a disaster response team to Laos, where the hydropower dam had collapsed on 23 July. The team is en route to Sanamxay district, one of the province's worst-hit areas, to ascertain pressing needs and coordinate disaster relief efforts.

Mercy Relief is working very closely with its Laotian ground partners to expedite preparations for relief distribution operations to start as early as tomorrow. Immediate needs of affected communities include kitchen utensils, mattress, and mosquito nets.

Photo credits: Reuters, AFP

About the Charity

Headquartered in Singapore, Mercy Relief was established in 2003 to respond to human tragedies and disasters in the Asia Pacific. Today, we are Singapore's leading independent disaster relief agency with dedicated leadership, capacity building expertise and an affiliate network operating across the entire disaster management cycle.

Mercy Relief provides emergency aid within 72 hours of an international appeal in the aftermath of a disaster. The objective of our longer-term sustainable development programmes is to uplift and empower communities in five key areas: water & sanitation, shelter, sustainable livelihoods, healthcare and education. For the past 17 years, Mercy Relief has responded to more than 86 human tragedies with more than $44.6 million in relief across 26 countries. We have implemented more than 72 post disaster projects and impacted over 2.6 million lives.

Find more information about how Mercy Relief is transforming lives across Asia at www.mercyrelief.org.


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