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ends 29 Jun 2022, 11:59 PM
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Mercy Relief, Singapore's leading independent disaster relief agency, is responding to Tropical Storm Megi which hit the Philippines on 10 April 2022.

Resulting floods and landslides have killed 212 people and displaced more than 800,000 residents. At least 2.2 million people have been affected by the cyclone as of 25 April 2022. A team from Mercy Relief departed for the Philippines on 26 April in response to the appeal made by our Philippines ground partner Citizens' Disaster Response Center (CDRC).

Over several distribution operations (RDOs), severely affected families in Leyte and Capiz will receive relief packs from Mercy Relief. Valued at close to S$80,000, Mercy Relief's immediate response includes relief items such as rice, hygiene kits, kitchen kits, sleeping mats and blankets. Local partners Leyte Center for Development, Inc (LCDE) and Panay Center for Disaster Response, Inc (PCDR) are also assisting with the distribution operations in Leyte and Capiz provinces respectively.

On 28 April, 650 households in Leyte received aid from Mercy Relief. Distribution operations in Capiz have been scheduled to take place in mid June.

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. Since our inception, Mercy Relief has responded to more than 86 human tragedies with more than $45.3 million in relief across 26 countries. We have implemented more than 65 post-disaster projects and impacted over 2.7 million lives.

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


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