Vanuatu

The island nation of Vanuatu was hit by 2 severe tropical cylones in the space of 3 days, TC Judy (Category 3) on March 1st and TC Kevin (Category 4) on March 3rd 2023. The first cyclone caused severe damage to housing, community buildings, infrastucture, vegetation and crops. Then, before …

International Womens Day

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 …

Australian Mercy AGM

Australian Mercy will hold its 2022 AGM on Wednesday the 26th of October at 4pm AEDST. The meeting will be held online. Members and guests who would like to attend should email [email protected] and request a link to the meeting. Links will be sent out 48 hours before the meeting …

End of Australian Financial Year Giving

Giving Financial year thanks

The Australian Mercy Ukraine appeal raised $22,232! That money is changing a dire situation for people just like you and me.  Generosity changes lives. Generosity of time, talents and resources enables and empowers others – overseas and here in Australia. We are so blessed. We have so much to be thankful …

Ukraine Appeal Update

Be encouraged! $12,232 has been donated to Australian Mercy’s Ukraine appeal. And, as mentioned in the appeal, the Australian Mercy board matched donations up to $10,000. This means Australian Mercy will send $22,232 to Ukraine! Thank you for your generosity! All $12,232 given by donors will go to assisting Ukrainian …

Ukraine Appeal

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 …

The day of big changes has arrived!

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Well, it’s September 30, and today after 23 years in the job, I step down as Australian Mercy’s National Director. Kent Truehl will take over this key leadership position and will do it with great passion and kindness. I have known Kent for many years and am thrilled that he …

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 …

Directors Update – Changes

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Dear friends and supporters, When I (David) took over the leadership of Australian Mercy, it was a very small operation with an annual budget of about $70,000 a year and operational only in Australia. Now it is a million-dollar organisation that is influential in over 20 nations including Australia. What …

Big changes for two Australian Mercy projects.

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The new financial year has begun and with it comes two huge changes for Australian Mercy, both of which will have a significant impact on our work and ministry in the coming 12 months. These changes are the closure of RescueNet and the Nowra Community Store.

Gday Farmer

G’day Farmer is progressing in its commitment to provide outfitted shipping containers to those living in the northern NSW area who were heavily impacted by the 2019-2020 fires.  In doing so, we have been helped with financial grants from several contributors, one being St Vincent de Paul.  We would like …

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.

A blessed Christmas to you all.

The Board of Australian Mercy would like to extend Christmas greetings to all of our staff, volunteers, donors, supporters and projects clients.

Australian Mercy’s 2019-2020 Annual reports are now available.

AustralianMercy has now completed its AGM process and has released its 2019-2020 Annual Reports. We would like to thank our amazing auditors T.A. Khoury and Co for their hard work in preparing this year’s financial reports. Copies of the newly released 2019-2020 Annual Reports can be downloaded from our website. …

Buzz Off provides COVID Support in Yangon

In the early part of the COVID crisis in Myanmar Buzz Off provided an information sheet about COVID 19 to remote parts of Burma through the Buzz Off team located in Yangon and its already existing networks. At the time this was one of the few sources on information available …

Christmas Appeal 2020

Australian Mercy is launching its Christmas Appeal for the children in Mae-la camp