Mercy Relief Limited
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 appeal in the aftermath of a disaster. Our longer-term sustainable development programmes aim to uplift and empower communities in five key areas: water and sanitation, shelter, sustainable livelihoods, healthcare and education.
For the past decade, Mercy Relief has responded to more than 63 human tragedies with more than .3 million in relief across 25 countries. We have implemented more than 50 sustainable development initiatives and impacted an aggregate of over 2 million lives.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2018 programme
This year Mercy Relief celebrates 15 Years of Impact and would use the funds to support our 15th Anniversary Impact Fund, which goes to expanding our reach regionally and locally. This Impact Fund may be used to build the capacity of the team that deployed on the ground to learn the latest in humanitarian frameworks or allow us to explore partnerships and innovations for use on the ground.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
Mercy Relief helps the YFC teams understand the humanitarian sector from our approach and the challenges on the ground. They will understand how the disaster management cycle can mitigate the effects of future disasters and become advocates for our cause. The teams can take pride in understanding how they helped to empower individuals in the aftermath of a disaster.
They will be invited to go through a Mercy Relief Orientation to understand our work and properly speak about the cause. Additionally any fundraising events or Mercy Relief events the students will be invited to.