18 Mar '11, 2pm

Mercy Relief deploys second team to Japan

Mercy Relief deploys second team to Japan

SINGAPORE : Humanitarian organisation Mercy Relief has deployed a second relief team - a three-man team - to Japan to bolster its aid efforts there. In an update, the organisation said its first two-man team in Japan has established the logistics supply network in the northern part of quake- and tsunami-affected areas near Iwate. Operating amidst sub-zero temperatures, the team is now able to procure relief supplies from several unaffected neighbouring prefectures. The supplies are being transported to the various shelter centres holding the survivors, who have been evacuated from the disaster-affected areas. Mercy Relief's initial tranche of relief supplies comprising blankets, water and food amounts to US$50,000. The organisation added it is currently serving the areas which are a safe distance outside the radiation-hazard zone. A unit at Mercy Relief's headquarters in S...

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