RescueNet arrive in Tacloban by military airlift. (Donations can be made here)

The RescueNet team is flying into Tacloban, Philippines, to join in relief efforts on the ground. Together with the military, government and other NGOs RescueNet is assisting in search and rescue, emerThe RescueNet team is flying into Tacloban, Philippines, to join in relief efforts on the ground. Together with the …

RescueNet arrive in Cebu – Donations can be made here.

Our RescueNet team members have arrived safely in Cebu, Philippines. Thanks to Korean Air, Virgin America and Qantas for waiving the extra fees for gear and supplies. Today the team has spent time on dividing the different roles and practical preparations before heading off into the devastated areas. We thank …

RescueNet to respond to Philippines disaster – Appeal details here!

In the wake of typhoon Haiyan, hundreds are dead, thousands are without electricity and many thousands more are at risk from disease bought on by water borne diseases. RescueNet is responding to this disaster. Trained disaster workers from Australia, Europe and the US are preparing to fly to the Philippines today, …

Australian Mercy Awarded Full ACFID Membership

Australian Mercy is pleased to announce that it has received confirmation from ACFID that it was awarded  Full Membership by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Council at the ACFID AGM on 1 November 2013. The Board of Australian Mercy take their membership of ACFID and their adhesion to the standards …

Australian Mercy launches refugee preschool appeal

Corina is a Karen refugee who lives in Mae-la camp. She directs the Zone A No 3 preschool located in the Anglican sector of the camp. Corina has 5 teachers and seventy five children in her preschool but her influence goes far wider than just Zone A of Mae-la camp. …

Australian Mercy Launches Emergency Mae La Rice Appeal

Australian Mercy has just received word that as of November 1, 2013  Thai authorities will reduce the amount of rice made available to the refugees in Mae-la camp by one third. At its current levels the amount of rice available was not enough for the numbers of people living in …

Australian Mercy completes its AGM

The Australian Mercy AGM was completed today and the 2012 – 2013 Annual Reports will be uploaded to this site in the next 7 days and will be available from here. Full copies of the audit of accounts are available from the National Office upon receipt of a wriitten request.

Australian Mercy welcomes Vanitashray

Australian Mercy is pleased to welcome Vanitashray to its partnership family. Vanitashray was Founded  in 1999  by the late Rev Silas Dongardive and wife Mrs. Anupama Dongardive, the present Chairperson and Managing trustee. Vanitashray’s mission is to provide a home for orphaned and abandoned girls and destitute widows by meeting their …

Australian Mercy AGM Announced

Australian Relief & Mercy Services Ltd (Australian Mercy) will hold its Annual General Meeting for the year 2012 / 2013 on Friday September 20, 2013 at the National Office located at 2 Wentworth St Port Kembla NSW 2505. The AGM will commence at 11:00 A.M.  EST. Members who are not …

Tasmanian team to go to Mae-la camp to teach English

A team of 6 teachers will leave this Thursday(July 4) for Thailand to teach English in the Mae-la camp. The team are from Connections Anglican Church in Somerset and comprise of five trained teachers and one nurse. The team will be led by David Skeat. English is taught in the camp …

Buzz Off training in Mon State and Bago completed, and scoping trip to Chin State

Buzz Off, Australian Mercy’s malaria initative has completed another sucessful series of seminars in Greater Burma. This year the seimars were held in Mon State and Bago. Nearly 100 people attended the 4 day seminars and 86 cetificates were presented to people who completed the training. More than 10 remote …

Burma – Myanmar, Buzzoff documentary

This short video was made by our friends in Burma. It highlights some of the results of the training our Buzzoff project has been doing. We are so excited to be able to share this simple story with you about our Malaria training and treatment program. We currently have another …

Australian Mercy awarded Provisional ACFID Membership status

Australian Mercy is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Provisional Membership status by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)  Executive Committee at their March 2013 meeting. Provisional Membership status will last until the next annual ACFID Council in October 2013, at which time our Full Membership will …

Primary healthcare training is paying great dividends!

Australian Mercy has just completed its Primary healthcare training on the Thai / Burmese border. This year there were 35 trainees who completed the training. This course has been invaluable in improving the health care in the region – today we received this email. Marion Wilbraham leads the course and …

Buzz Off’s 20,000 LLIN challenge for 2013

Our challenge for our  Buzz Off malaria campaign in 2013 is to buy and distribute 20,000 LLIN nets into remote communities in malaria endemic areas. Buzz Off has seen a 40% growth in the LLIN nets it distributed in 2012 distributing 14,350 LLIN nets into remote areas of Burma, Papua New Guinea …

The Board of Australian Mercy are pleased to announce that we have finally completed our Annual General Meeting process and have therefore released the 2011-2012 Annual Reports. These reports have been up loaded to the website and can be down loaded here   –  http://australianmercy.org/about-us/annual-reports/ The reports show growth in all …

Buzz Off launches Burmese site

Buzz Off, Australian Australian Mercy’s international initiative against malaria has launched a Burmese version of the Buzz Off site. The site makes resources available to speakers of Burmese and other languages spoken in Myanmar. We believe that this site could be the first Burmese malaria site.  The site can be …

ARMS AGM – Adjourned again

The 2011 – 2012 audit for Australian Relief & Mercy Services Ltd is still before the auditor. This has made it impossible for Australian Mercy to complete its AGM. The reconvening of the Australian Mercy AGM will take place on Friday October 12, 2012 at 2 Wentworth St Port Kembla …

ARMS Overseas Aid Fund

Australian Mercy is happy to announce that after a two year process invovlving AusAID, the Australian Tax Office and Treasury, Australian Relief & Mercy Services Ltd has been authorized to operate an approved Overseas Aid Fund. (item 9.1.1). The ARMS Overseas Aid Fund has now been gazetted and is now …

Father Abrahams Clinic

If you take a 5 hour drive along rugged roads north of Jayapura in Papua – you will be likely to come across a little shack on the side of the road – this is Father Abraham’s clinic.   Abraham is a retired medic of 35 years experience who runs …

Buzz Off begins distribution of Malaria meds into remote IDP clinics in Burma

In May the monsoons will come again to Asia and with the increased rain will come a sharp increase in the numbers of cases of Malaria as mosquito populations soar. In order to prepare for this event Buzz Off has commenced distribution of Artesunate into remote clinic inside Karen and Shan …

Australian Mercy launches an appeal for Jember centre

Australian Mercy is seeking to raise funds for the Kanaan Centre in Jember, Indonesia. The centre provides care, training and support for 33 homeless children and 8 homeless old people on premises that are close to Jember. This project has been running in the same premises for 21 years, its …

Threat of malaria heightened in Thailand floods

Record flooding in Thailand has given rise to large numbers of mosquitoes breeding in flooded areas. Instances of malaria and dengue fever are expected to increase in the coming weeks as mosquito lavae hatch. ARMS through Buzz Off is appealing for funds with which to buy mosquito nets that can …

ARMS Annual Reports for 2010-2011 have been uploaded

The ARMS Annual Reports have been up loaded and can be downloaded here. These reports cover our Australian and overseas operations for the year 2010-2011 and have financials attached – careful if you are downloading – this is a very large file.