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) …

Christmas in Mae-la camp 2015

In the coming days over 2,000 preschool children at Mae-la camp will celebrate Christmas thanks to Australian Mercy’s donors. The camp is still in lock down but despite that all 23 preschools will hold Christmas parties where the children will each receive a small wrapped present, eat a Christmas meal …

Australian Mercy’s Annual Reports for 2014 – 2015 have been released

Australian Mercy has today completed its Annual General Meeting. The AGM was delayed because of problems getting the financial audit completed on time, however all is done and now that the AGM is completed Australian Mercy can now release its Annual Reports for 2014 – 2015  These are downloadable from …

Australian Mercy AGM commences September 30, 2015

Australian Mercy will commence its Annual General Meeting at 10:30 a.m. on September 3o, 2015. The AGM will be held at the offices of Australian Mercy 2 Wentworth St Port Kembla NSW 2505. As the audit remains uncompleted the meeting will be immediately adjourned for 21 days reconvening at 10:30 …

Buzz Off to provide 2,000 more nets for Myanmar flood victims

Australian Mercy’s malaria initiative Buzz Off, is providing 2000 more LLIN nets to flood victims caught up in the Myanmar floods. we are also providing funds for Rapid Diagnostic Testing kits (RDTs) as well; these will be distributed to clinics in the flood areas. Moneys that have been donated to …

Buzz Off to provide 2,000 more nets for Myanmar flood victims

Buzz Off is providing 2000 more nets to flood victims caught up in the Myanmar floods. we are also providing funds for Rapid Diagnostic Testing kits (RDTs) as well; these will be distributed to clinics in the flood areas. Moneys that have been donated to the Buzz Off Burma Flood …

Buzzoff Distributes nets in Myanmar flood relief

Buzz Off’s Yangon manager Elizabeth Nwe is currently visiting flood torn areas of Myanmar distributing LLIN mosquito nets and other relief to flood victims. The pictures taken here are from Magwe division where. Many thousands of people have been displaced. Buzz Off needs more nets.   Your donation will help …

Emergency Appeal for Burma Floods

It is the Monsoon season in Myanmar (Burma) and during this time of year mosquito breeding increases as do malaria infection rates. In the midst of the normal Monsoonal rains vast tracts of Myanmar have experienced flash floods and landslides, dams have broken, thousands are displaced and the extra water lying …

GoFest

We’re pleased to be partnering with GO Fest Sydney being held June 24-27 at Parkside Church, Sydney. If you haven’t heard about GO Fest Sydney, it’s missions gathering with a twist. Young people (and young at heart) are invited to participate in worship, hear inspiring speakers and get equipped in …

RescueNet Nepal Appeal

After the tragic event of the earthquake in Nepal REscueNet has deployed. The team is being headed up by the RN US Coordinator (David Mansfield). Dave has a wealth of experience and he’s supported with a group of 15 international team members comprising a doctor, nurses, Paramedics, Trauma Councillors, Search …

RescueNet Vanuatu appeal

In the wake of the Cyclone in Vanuatu, RescueNet has deployed. The RescueNet team will be working with the UN and other agencies helping to provide medical and practical relief to the victims of this disaster. The Australian Mercy Board have launched an emergency appeal to raise funds for the …

Buzzoff Seminar

The Buzzoff seminar team made up of Kiwis, Dutch, Aussie and Burmese members completed the training of 50 new malaria volunteers at Khaunt khi. All of these trainees were from remote areas of Karen state. The teaching went very well with us including new teaching on TB in the curriculum. …