Causes You Can Support

Mercy Relief Ltd

Website: http://www.mercyrelief.org
Sector: Disaster Relief
Participated in the YFC programme before?: No
Name of Representative Alienor Descours de Guernon
Email alienor.descours@mercyrelief.org
Contact Number 87135073

Description of Organization
Headquartered in Singapore, Mercy Relief was established in 2003 to respond to human tragedies and disasters in 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 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 79 human tragedies with more than .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.

 

Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 programme
All funds will be channeled towards Mercy Relief’s “Impact Fund” to support our local operating expenses which allow us to continue our disaster relief and sustainable development work in the region. With supporting Mercy Relief HQ, YFC 2020 programme will help us scale our impact, achieve our vision of sustainable disaster relief, and continue our work in awareness-raising, school and community engagement, and public outreach for a greater understanding of what Mercy Relief is here for – providing first response to communities hit by disaster in Asia, and empowering them afterward to recover, grow and prepare.

 

Engaging and involving the YFC participants
We would like to invite the YFC teams over to our offices for them to get a full orientation on the work we do by our International Programmes team. They would get to understand what responding means, we would show them equipment and share stories of recent disaster relief operations. Additionally, we will organising interactive games, with teamwork and hands-on work around disaster response exercises. A real team-building experience where you can get a full sense of what we do.

 

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