We were in Tumbru Village, at the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar, across the creek of water there are 1289 Rohingya families, approx 6,000 people. They only had a few days food left when we arrived.
Getting to the village we faced many challenges, due to location, this meant security was tense on the border, the roads were bad, which prevents vehicles going up to the border area. Working conditions were tough, due to weather, with the monsoons and not able to cross the water.
We arranged for 1290 monthly family food packs for each family in the camp. Plus we provided necessary medicine for diarrhea, fever, multivitamins, as most people had such symptoms. Harsh working environment with bacteria, cleanliness, sewage, waste, heat, rain and other diseases being factors whilst working. Also getting permission to be in area and getting permission for the aid to be allowed, then have the Rohingya cross the water to collect the aid all amounted to extra challenges we had to overcome. We had to source the food packs from over an hour away and then arrange for the transportation across 7 trucks and 3 days. We eventually managed to get all the needed aid to the Rohingya Refugees living in the make shift camp on the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar.
“A warm winter for those who are deprived of these basic needs “
The recent war in Gaza, which was the main reason behind the destruction of hundreds of homes and displacing thousands of families whose homes have been demolished in whole or in part, to become uninhabitable
In December 2015 we accommodated 900 families of affected Palestinian families and children who have lost their houses during the last war on Gaza and families in need.
We provided help for families whose homes were destroyed and became homeless, living in tents, the following was provided:
400 blankets for 400 affected families.
Supply medications to help 500 affected families and injuries.
The Reality on ground is very harsh and not reported in the media.
There are mothers here who lost their children in the sea because the dingy were going to sink and the captain thought kids were excess baggage.
More volunteers and Medics are desperately needed! Please spare some time and join us in Lesvos Greece. We can arrange a subsidised rate for travel and accommodation for volunteers and helpers only.
During the July 2014 Deadly attacks on Gaza, where 1000’s were killed and injured and made homeless. Mercy Worldwide volunteers tirelessly sprung into action, working around the clock to deliver aid and medical supplies to Gaza on a urgent and immediate bases. As always with your prayers and support we were one of the first groups who managed to distribute supplies in Gaza City while it was still under attack. A massive thank you for everyone’s efforts in the first 2 weeks of the attacks, with the Grace of God and some dedicated efforts the aid had started to be handed out in Gaza and was continuing to be delivered to families and hospitals. Continue reading Emergency Relief Gaza – Jul to Sep 2014→
Whilst we traveled to the Syrian camps in Dec 2013, we saw that there was a desperate need for burning fuel. It was very difficult to survive without fuel in the camps, the weather was getting colder and families were forced to suffer further. Continue reading Syrian Refugee Camps, Winter Fuel Dec 2013→
Due to the crisis in Syria millions of people left their homes and become refugees. Some of the largest number headed to the Lebanese / Syria border and they were getting little to no help. Due to the winter weather kids were freezing and some had already died. We decided to head to the Lebanese border to help distribute blankets in the camps so people could stay warm during the harsh cold weather. Continue reading Syrian Refugee Camps Winter Relief→
Representatives from Mercy worldwide, traveled to Gaza in Nov 2013, after many difficulties and delays they managed to enter Gaza.
In Gaza they visited previous projects which had been completed and also carried out further projects. We visited camps and distributed food vouchers to allow them to purchase food. Continue reading Gaza Aid Work Nov13→