Christmas in the camp – Report

Christmas 2018 in Mae-la camp was amazing. This year 1700 preschool children plus another 200 who invited themselves, plus 120 middle school children plus 107 teachers and staff all celebrated Christmas in the camp in December. The celebrations went from preschool to preschool and were completed over the second and …

Annual General Meeting – Completed

We are happy to notify that our 2018 AGM has been completed successfully. For those interested you can read our Annual Report here

Happy Christmas to all our friends and donors

The Board of Australian Mercy would like to wish all our donors, supporters, staff, volunteers and project clients a very happy and blessed Christmas. We hope that you and your families will have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.      

The Indonesian training team are doing a great job!

Last July we trained a team of Buzz Off trainers in Papua, Indonesia. This team were easy to train and very keen. This week we received from the team photos of some of the malaria training that they have been doing in remote Papua. They have been running awareness training …

Australian Mercy AGM 2018

Australian Mercy will hold its annual general meeting on Friday, September 28 2018, at 2 Wentworth St Port Kembla commencing at 2:00 PM. All members are invited to attend. If you are unable to attend please download a proxy form here, or email the National Office and request a proxy …

Robin Wales receives OAM for his work with Australian Mercy

On May 23, 2018, Robin Wales received an OAM from the Governor of Queensland for his work amongst the Karen over many years. The Malaria bench aids that Robin prepared and the microscopy training that he has done over many years in Thailand and Burma have saved thousands of lives …

Buzz Off Training to team heading to Burma for March Seminar training

The Buzz Off training team will be heading back to Myanmar at the end of February to run malaria training in Nagaland and Kachin State. The team will be away for approx 3 weeks. These areas are highly malarious and we are looking forward to being with the trainees. This …

Over 2000 children celebrate Christmas in Mae-la preschools and primary schools

It has taken some time to get photos back but we can now report that over 2000 preschool and primary schools children celebrated Christmas in December preschools and a primary school, thank to the generosity of Australian Mercy Donors. Each child received a small present, ate a nutritious meal for …

2017 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Metting for Australian Relief and Mercy Services Ltd was completed on Monday 20 Nov 2017. Australian Mercy would like to thank its wonderful members, its staff and Directors and our auditor Tony Khoury for all the hard work that has gone into getting the our AGM process …

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 …

Rice distribution report July 2017

  Australian Mercy donors have supplied 1560 kg of rice into Mae-la camp for the month of July. 89 families received an extra 10kg supplement of rice and hundreds of children who are nutritionally at risk  have received regular rice meals and tins of fish within their preschool setting. This …

Suicides at Mae-la are on the increase

Disturbing reports of significant rises in suicide rates in Mae-la camp are in the media. These suicides are products of diminishing levels of hope in the refugees. Karen State id still unsafe for them to return to – third countries such as Australia and the US are taking less Karen …

Australian Mercy starts revolving door loan fund to assist refugees

Australian Mercy has been working with a refugee family here in Australia that have an urgent need, and we want to help them in a way that gets them over the line but also helps them to take responsibility for themselves and their family. This family we are assisting are …

Buzz Off training team returns from rural Burma

The Buzz Off training team has completed its first of two trips to Burma for 2017. The team which sourced personnel from England, Holland, Myanmar, Australia and NZ trained 51 malaria volunteers in Myawaddy (Karen State) and Keng Tung (Shan State). This training took the total number of Burma based …

Buzz Off announces new training seminars in Myanmar

The Buzz Off training team will be travelling to Myanmar in late March to train more malaria vulunteers. Seminars are  currently being arranged in Myawaddy (in Karen State) and Kyaing Tong (in Eastern Shan Sate). The training team will be travelling from Yangon, Holland, England and Australia, and will be …

Urgent funds needed for rice supplement program at Mae-la camp

Australian Mercy is appealing for more funds for its rice supplement program at Mae-la refugee camp. We urgently need to raise $700 per month to continue out rice supplement program in 22 preschools at Mae-la camp. This program provides rice supplements for families and children who are vulnerable owing to …

Christmas in Mae-la camp – a time of wonder for over 2200 children

The 2016 Christmas in the camp went very well with more than 2,000 refugee preschool children celebrating Christmas as part of their preschool program between December 14-23. This year 22 preschools were able to celebrate Christmas. A nutritious Christmas dinner was served of Chicken and vegetables with rice. (Also a …

Christmas greetings from Australian Mercy

The Board of Australian Mercy together with all of our staff and project leaders want to take this opportunity to wish all of our supporters, and friends a very blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.   Thank you for all of your support we greatly appreciate it.

Rewarding Execellence This Christmas

Our project in Cambodia, Cambodian Harvest has for a long time provided care with excellence to landmine accident suvivors through its fruit processing factory. Many people have been effected long term as the factory grows and develops and becomes more sustainable each year. The big focus for 2016 has been …

Buzz Off Burma training set for November 2016

Buzz Off are sending a training team to Burma to run malaria training seminars in country for the whole of November 2016. The training team are from; Australia, England, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States. Burmese trainers will be joining us there and we will be running 4 seminars …

English teaching team returns from Mae-la camp

  The English teaching that went to Mae-la camp to teach English has returned after an amazing outreach. Unexpected security issues in the camp limited the time the trainers could spend with teachers; but the time that they did have was amazing and very productive. Sufficient training of trainers was done …

Thailand English teaching team leaves Friday

The team going to Thailand to teach English in Mae-la camp will; depart Australia on Friday September 23. The team of six people including a nurse, will be teaching for a full two weeks in the camp. Thank to all who have supported various fundraising events and donated towards this …

Australian Mercy Launches Annual Christmas Appeal

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It is that time of the year again! Each Christmas Australian Mercy launches a Christmas appeal the kids in Mae-la Camp. It is a time of joy and fun in 23 preschools where Christmas is celebrated with presents and a Christmas party. Last year  2,724 people celebrated Christmas in this way, …