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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 Asia Pacific. We provide emergency aid within 72 hours of an appeal in the aftermath of a disaster and implement longer-term sustainable development projects which aim is to uplift and empower communities in five key areas: water and sanitation, shelter, sustainable livelihoods, healthcare and education.

For the past 16 years, Mercy Relief has responded to 79 human tragedies with more than $36.1 million in relief across 25 countries. We have implemented more than 59 sustainable development initiatives and impacted an aggregate of over 2.1 million lives. Today, we are a leading independent disaster relief agency in the region with dedicated leadership, capacity building expertise and an affiliate network operating across the entire disaster management cycle.


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