International Women’s Day, on March 8, is a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. In honour of a woman whose life was given for exactly this, The Donna McDermid Memorial Fund was established …
Turkey Appeal Update
Turkey Syria appeal Australian Mercy’s Turkey Earthquake appeal launched on 14 February raised $5,200. Australian Mercy matched that amount from our Emergency Relief Fund and already sent $10,400 to a RescueNet Europe team, to buy winter tents, winter sleeping bags, water filters, medical supplies, and childcare resources. RescueNet is an emergency …
Turkey Earthquake Appeal
Australian Mercy has launched an urgent appeal for those in Turkey and northern Syria who are currently facing the greatest traumatic experiences they have ever gone through. As you know, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit south-eastern Turkey and northern Syria, at a depth of only 18km, toppled some 3000 buildings …
I am writing to inform you of an urgent appeal Australian Mercy has launched. Today, many people in Ukraine are facing some of the greatest traumatic experiences they have ever gone through. In response to this crisis Australian Mercy has launched a Fundraising appeal. We are in the unique position …
Emergency appeal for Mae-la camp
Australian Mercy’s work at the Mae-la refugee camp continues. COVID and the neglect of the Thai military are causing a huge crisis among the more than 60,000 refugees who call the camp home. These refugees are caught in a terrible situation where they are being severely neglected by the Thai …
Christmas in the camp 2021
It is time for us to launch our annual Christmas appeal, Christmas in the camp. We launch it in September so that we have enough time to get everything done in time for December. This year, due to COVID, things will be a little different, we will be making sure …
Australian Mercy launches a campaign to put O2 concentrators in needy communities
In South East Asia, COVID 19 is killing thousands each day. In Burma, where COVID is particularly bad, the military junta is confiscating oxygen tanks and forcing the closure of pharmacies. People are dying in huge numbers. Through its partnerships, Australian Mercy is able to get medical oxygen concentrators delivered …
The end of the financial year is a great time to give to Australian Mercy.
June 30, marks the end of the Australian Financial year, a time when tax returns are lodged and hopefully tax refunds come back to us. Donations to Australian Mercy are an effective way to change lives as only 5% of your donation is used for admin costs, 95% will go …
Kid’s Ark repairs likely to exceed $90,000
Repairs to the Kid’s Ark site in Hera, Timor Leste have been examined by experts who cost the necessary repairs and renovations to be in excess of $90,000.
Worst flash floods in 30 years hit Timor Leste
The worst flooding in 30 years in Timor Leste has killed more than 27 people and left hundreds homeless and without electricity and food. The Kid’s Ark ministry centre in Hera has been badly affected and is underwater. At the present time, the team are unaware of the totality of …
Australian Mercy emergency appeal for Burma (IDPs)
The tragedy that is happening in Myanmar is causing enormous pain to many. The military coup on February 1, has seen the military kill its citizens on the streets, and in remote rural areas the Burma army (Tatmadaw) is attacking predominantly Karen areas, thousands of civilians have been displaced and are hiding in the forests. Some groups continue to be shelled by the military. They have nothing, just a few possessions that they could scrape together before they ran for their lives.
Military Coup in Burma – Humanitarian Crisis Appeal
In the days after the coup, the military has started to tighten its grip on power with all dissidents and political rivals under lock and key. Banks and shops are closed, people do not have access to their money and cannot go to work. We have had reports of large groups of people aimlessly walking around trying to find food to feed their families.
Mae-la preschools under threat of closure.
Many of the Preschools in mae-la camp are threatened with closure because of the withdrawl of funding.
Christmas Appeal 2020
Australian Mercy is launching its Christmas Appeal for the children in Mae-la camp
COVID 19 in India
COVID 19 has had a huge effect in India. The National shutdown has caused a huge migration of the very poor as they make their way home or try to find somewhere where they can work.
Australian Mercy statement on COVID 19
Australian Mercy statement on COVID 19, Copies are downloadable in English, Burmese and Indonesian languages
Coronavirus in Mae-la Camp
Scientists are telling us that the widespread of Coronavirus is inevitable and that we urgently need to slow it down so that we can deal with it without overloading our health systems. The virus is in Thailand and Burma and Mae-la camp has less than basic health systems and the …
Christmas in the camp brings hope to a desperate situation
Things are not going well for the 60,000 refugees in Mae-la Refugee camp. The military is tightening security so that outsiders have very little access to the camp, rice rations are being reduced, and services are being lost.
It’s Sweet December Giving Time for the children at Mae-la
It’s Sweet December Giving Time for the children at Mae-la
Syria Crisis Continues
he recent crisis in Syria that has seen massive refugee movements as the Turkish army advances into Kurdish occupied areas close to its border.
Just a couple of weeks until we start organizing Christmas in the Camp 2019
Christmas in the Camp is on the horizon. Each year Australian Mercy provides funds for approx. 2000 preschool children in Mae-la camp to have a Christmas party in their preschool.
It’s Christmas in July!
It’s Christmas in July the time when Australia does Christmas in the winter time! This is also the time that Australian Mercy begins to fundraise for Christmas in the Camp! In Mae-la camp there is little for children to do. Food rations are reduced, medical services are almost no existent …
RescueNet are in Mozambique
Cyclone Idai has wreaked havoc in Mozambique. It is an international disaster that has displaced many thousands of people. WHO are expecting large outbreaks of Cholera and Malaria thousands of families are at risk. RescueNet is on site and are providing emergency relief to thousands of displaced families. The team …
Emergency Appeal for Papua floods
Flash flooding in Papua has claimed dozens of lives and many families are not able to return to their homes until the waters subside. Australian Mercy has a Buzz Off malaria team on the ground who are able to assist those negatively affected by the floods. We are currently trying …
It’s time to prepare for Christmas in the camp!
For the last several years Australian Mercy has provided Christmas parties for all preschools in Mae-la camp. Over the years and as funds have been available we have been able to include other schools in the program. Christmas in the camp is highly anticipated by hundreds of families and for …
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