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, …

Australian Mercy AGM to be held on September 30

The 2015 / 2016 Annual General Meeting of Australian Relief & Mercy Services Ltd (Australian Mercy) will be held on the 30th of September 2016 at 2 Wentworth St. Port Kembla NSW 2505 – commencing at 12 noon. Members who are unable to attend this AGM are asked to fill …

English teaching team continues to fundraise and prepare for Mae-la

Fundraising for the English training team continues as the team prepares to leave Australia on September 23. A major fundraising dinner is being run in Launceston (Tas) this coming weekend. The speaker will be Corina, the former leader of the Mae-la preschool teacher training program. There are some needs in the …

English teaching team prepares to go to Mae-la camp

A youth based ministry from the Anglican church in Launceston is preparing to send a team to teach English at Mae-la camp. The team will be there in late September early October and will be teaching classes to both students and teachers in the camp. English is important especially to …

Food crisis looms at Mae-la camp

Recent communication from Mae-la has informed us of more difficulties facing the refugees there. Our rice supplement program is doing well and many vulnerable families are healthy because of it, but prices of other food commodities such as meat, and vegetables have nearly doubled over past 2 years and the …

Melbourne Rebels Support Australian Mercy’s Fiji Appeal

Going to the rebels match this weekend? Well keep your eye out for Australian Mercy street collectors who will be at the game collecting funds for families in Fiji who are still struggling with the after effects of Cyclone Winston. Funds raised will help families to recover from Fiji’s worst …

Fiji Cyclone Disaster Response

On Saturday, 20th February, Fiji experienced the most powerful cyclone in its history when Cyclone Winston hit the island nation with winds up to 300km per hour and category five strength. Whole communities were destroyed and many villages were greatly impacted. ‘Australian Mercy’ in partnership with ‘Island Breeze Australia’ is …

Zika virus is a serious concern

A few days ago Buzz Off  ran a news item on Zika virus and the warnings given by the WHO about it. The virus is thought to cause microcephaly and brain damage in babies, (as illustrated)  Since that article new news has come to light that needs to be communicated. Firstly Zika virus …

Happy Australia Day

Australian Mercy would like to wish its donors and supporters a Happy Australia Day. We are proud to be an Australian charity working together for the good of those who are in need both within Australia and overseas.

Final Report on Christmas in Mae-la camp

Great news! 2015’s Christmas Appeal saw 2,724 people associated with our preschool network joyfully celebrate Christmas in Mae-la camp in December 2015. This is over 200 more than last year. Of the 2,034 were preschoolers from the camp’s 23 preschools. 269 were children older than preschool age. The balance (421) …