29 Dec '11, 3am

Mercy Relief appeals for donations in aid of Storm Washi victims

Mercy Relief appeals for donations in aid of Storm Washi victims

A boy showing off his hot freshly cooked meal which consists of rice and fried chicken. In the background, dry supplies are stored at the temporary central kitchen where food will be prepared daily, as part of MR's fresh food programme. -- PHOTO: MERCY RELIEF Non-governmental organisation Mercy Relief is conducting fundraising for the victims of Storm Washi in south Philippines as basic needs are still in short supply and the outbreak of disease remains a threat in devastated areas. The Singapore-born group deployed a four-man relief team to Cagayan de Oro within 48 hours from the appeal for international assistance made by the Philippines government and sent relief packs to 1,000 affected communities there. Mercy Relief is also running a food and water programme in collaboration with local partners that will end on New Year's Day. The $12,000 5-day programme distributes 5...

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