Headquartered in Singapore, Mercy Relief
was established in 2003 to respond to human tragedies and disasters in Asia
Pacific. We provide emergency aid within 72 hours of an appeal in the aftermath
of a disaster and implement longer-term sustainable development projects which
aim is to uplift and empower communities in five key areas: water and
sanitation, shelter, sustainable livelihoods, healthcare and education.
For the past 16 years, Mercy Relief has responded to 79 human tragedies with more than $36.1 million in relief across 25 countries. We have implemented more than 59 sustainable development initiatives and impacted an aggregate of over 2.1 million lives. Today, we are a leading independent disaster relief agency in the region with dedicated leadership, capacity building expertise and an affiliate network operating across the entire disaster management cycle.
Disaster relief and sustainable development projects are at the core of Mercy Relief. Our first disaster response team was deployed in 2003 to the floods in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Since then, we have continued to work alongside survivors to restore lives and livelihoods, and to invest in communities throughout Asia to improve living standards. At Mercy Relief, we draw on creative partnerships with other organisations to help us come up with better and more effective solutions to the challenges we face. Mercy Relief has been realising projects focusing on water and sanitation, shelter, livelihood, healthcare and education in rural areas and vulnerable communities.
Locally, Mercy Relief spreads its message of empowerment through various platforms, including the Ground Zero Run for Humanity, speaking engagement and strategic partnerships across sectors such as private, public and education.