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. …

Syrian Refugee Support

Australian Mercy has a short term project in Iraqi Kurdistan (The Duhok Governorate – population 1.3 million) Now home to nearly 98,000 Syrian Refugees and more than 450,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Iraq. . Our team, along with other ex-pats in our city have participated in several distributions for …

Australian Mercy launches $100,000 appeal for Buzz Off Burma

January 19, 2015 A letter from the National Director Dear Friends, I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy New Year; we trust that 2015 will be a special year for you and your family. As we look to 2015 we can see that it will be a …

Christmas comes to Mae-la camp.

It was Christmas at Mae-la camp! Last year we held a big party for 2000 children but this year we were not allowed to have so many people in one place at the camp, so from December 8 onward, before the Preschools broke up for the holidays the team from …

Happy Christmas from Australian Mercy

  The Board and staff of Australian Mercy would like to thank our donors and friends for their continued support during this past year. Your kindness has helped us to see lives saved and lives changed. Thank you so much for partnering with us.. We would like to take this …

Resignation of Director

Australian Mercy sadly announces the resignation of one of our outstandingly talented and respected Directors, Mr. Matthew Colwell. Matt has been part of our Board for several years and has been a wonderful asset. His wisdom with regards to details and legal issues has been great admired and appreciated. Matt …

Buzz Off Burma – final stats for 2014

The final statistics for Buzz Off Burma 2014  are in and they show that the campaign has grown and is moving forward at a great rate of knots; In 2014 Buzz Off Burma saw;   4 training courses run – training 200 malaria volunteers              …

Buzzoff Malaria Project

The Buzz Off team has just completed two more Burma seminars where 98 new malaria volunteers were trained. The team consisted of trainers from Australia, Myanmar, Holland and the UK who held two seminars in remote Burma. Twantay – Irrawaddy Seminar The first seminar took place in Twantay a township …

A remarkable kindness

I want to tell you about an act of amazing generosity. Last week I was in Cambodia at Cambodian Harvest a project we have that trains and employs land mine accident survivors. (www.cambodianharvest.com) As I was visiting I was asked tell the staff at Cambodian Harvest about  some of our …

Australian Mercy Launches Its 2014 Annual Christmas Appeal

Australian Mercy is launching its 2014 Christmas Appeal. Each year we provide a Christmas party for over 2000 preschool children in Mae-la camp. The Christmas party involves fun and food, and presents and the telling of the Christmas story. This year children in 2050 children will be catered for. Each …

Home of the Open Heart has a fantastic opportunity for two couples to serve as houseparents. Houseparenting is not a job for the faint-hearted, but rather for people who would love our kids as if they were their own, who love living in community, love working in team and who …

Australian Mercy completes its 2014 AGM

Australian Mercy completes its 2014 AGM The Australian Mercy AGM was completed today and the 2013 – 2014 Annual Reports will be uploaded to this site in the next 7 days and will be available from this link. Full copies of the audit of accounts are available from the National Office …

Keeping Indian girls safe

It is a sad reality that in some places children are not safe; and it is an even sadder reality that in some places girl children have an even greater chance of being raped, or abducted and sold into the sex trade. A few years ago we created the Donna …

Australian Mercy to hold its Annual General Meeting on August 11, 2014

Australian Mercy is holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday August 11, at 1:00 p.m. The venue is the Australian Mercy Offices, 2 Wentworth St Port Kembla NSW 2505     All are welcome – member proxies can be downloaded from here    All inquiries about this meeting should be …

BuzzOff News

An exciting report on the history and future of BuzzOff. Malaria is preventable and treatable!

Thankyou Senator Mason

Yesterday Australian Mercy National Director, David Skeat and Corina Moo met with Senator Brett Mason, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs at Senator Mason’s parliamentary offices to discuss the worsening situation in the refugee camps and specifically the effects that the cutting of rice quotas has had since November 2013. Senator …

Keeping young Indian girls safe

It is a sad reality that in some places children are not safe; and it is an even sadder reality that in some places girl children have an even greater chance of being raped, or abducted and sold into the sex trade. A few years ago we created the Donna …

Belle’s Story

Home of the Open Heart has been a project of Australian Mercy’s for many years. They do the most amazing job working with HIV affected families in Northern Thailand. Today we received this video from them – please give generously to this need through our secure site   all donations …

Big Changes at Mae-la Preschool

Last week the Australian Government unexpectedly granted our dear friend Corina Moo a refugee visa to come to Australia. No one was more surprised than Corina! Corina applied to come to Australia as a refugee following a serious health scare last year. From that time the camp environment has continued …

Redefined-Congo Project Kilamanjaro Fundraiser

We are excited to announce a Huma Charity Challenge . Reach the summit Kilimanjaro and help our project Refefined-Congo achieve their mission in Mahagi Territory, in the north east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to build a community where: All children have access to school, Women are valued …

Buzz Off Releases 10 Burmese language malaria videos

Buzz Off have released 10 new Burmese language malaria videos on its Burmese malaria site www.myanmar.buzzoff.org  These 10 minute videos feature renowned malaria specialist Saw Marcus Winn. Saw Marcus is an eminent etymologist who has worked in on malaria projects in Myanmar all his professional life. Currently he is the Deputy Director …

18 more bags of rice delivered to Mae-la camp in April

Australian Mercy’s Donors are really helping in our Mae-la Rice appeal another 18 bags were delivered to Mae-la camp as at the end of April, bringing to the total of bags donated by Australian Mercy donors this year to 53. One men’s coffee group from Burnie in Tasmania has donated …

World Malaria Day April 25, 2014

World Malaria Day, 25 April 2014 Invest in the future. Defeat malaria Global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 42% globally and 49% in Africa. Increased political commitment and expanded funding have helped to reduce malaria …