These coming months can be a struggle for the
less fortunate people of Pakistan.
The worst floods in history have ravaged their country. Large areas have been
devastated by unusually heavy rainfall, causing rivers to overflow their banks
and flash floods in low-lying areas. The flood damage which started in the
northwest and spread to central and south Pakistan, is enormous.
More than 4 million people have been forced
from their homes because of the flooding. The catastrophe is affecting 20
million residents. At least 1,600 people have been killed. Villages have been
wrecked and homes destroyed. The deluge has ruined crops over an estimated area
of more than 1.6 million acres. Families have had their lives turned upside
down and displaced families are camping on roadsides. Many lack shelter, food
and clean water.
MERCY Malaysia is appealing for financial
assistance through our Pakistan Relief Fund to help raise RM1 million. This
amount is needed to reconstruct health facilities which have been totally
damaged by the floods as well as to provide emergency medical relief to flood
victims in the southern parts of Pakistan. More mobile and static
clinics are also needed to help alleviate the suffering of the people as
medical attention is widely needed. At the moment, financial aids are
“trickling into” the fund and are inadequate to cover the cost of MERCY Malaysia medical relief works in Pakistan
in the near future.
So far, MERCY Malaysia
has sent three teams to Pakistan
and they are currently working at two static clinics in the Nowshera and
Charsadda districts. Each static clinic also runs a mobile clinic. We have
served over 6,000 patients through our four clinics, and the numbers will rise
as more people are displaced by the flood. Increasing cases of conjunctivitis,
dehydration, diarrhoea and skin infection are now being reported.
The Government of Pakistan has announced that
the emergency phase is until 30 September 2010 and MERCY Malaysia will provide emergency
medical relief to as many affected communities as we can. We hope to continue
provide our services in the recovery phase after the said date.
Help us help the people of Pakistan rebuild their lives. Your
donation will definitely bring relief to the families affected by the epic
flooding in Pakistan.
Please channel your donation to MERCY Malaysia’s Pakistan Relief Fund, through:
following bank accounts:
MAYBANK (account name: MERCY HUMANITARIAN FUND,
account number: 5621-7950-4126,
ABA Swift Code: MBBEMYKLA), or
CIMB Bank (account name: MERCY Malaysia,
account number: 1424-000-6561053,
ABA Swift Code: CIBBMYKL), or
- Internet Banking
- CIMBClicks (through CIMB Cares), or
- Maybank2u (under registered biller), or
- AmOnline (under registered biller), or
(under registered biller).
(Kindly state, “Pakistan Relief Fund” at the back of
the cheque, in the bank-in slip or at the reference column if transaction is
via internet banking).
- Donations via
cheque are payable to MERCY MALAYSIA
- To donate
online, please visit www.mercy.org.my
Making a difference to the
humanitarian efforts both locally and internationally is our commitment in
MERCY Malaysia. Our belief
in the difference we can make together - big or small – will become even
stronger with your support and commitment.
Ahmad Faizal Perdaus
is a non‐profit organisation focusing
on providing medical relief, sustainable health-related development and risk
reduction activities for vulnerable communities in both crisis and non-crisis
situations. MERCY Malaysia
recognises the value of working with partners and volunteers as well as
providing opportunities for individuals to serve with professionalism. We
uphold the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief and hold ourselves accountable to our
donors and beneficiaries. As a non‐profit
organisation, MERCY Malaysia
relies solely on funding and donations from organisations and generous
individuals to continue our services to provide humanitarian assistance to our
further information, kindly contact:
Elati Samani, Head of Communications and Strategic Engagement, MERCY Malaysia
2, Podium Block, City Point, Kompleks Dayabumi, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50050
T: 6-03-2273 3999, F: 6-03-2272 3812, E: email@example.com W: www.mercy.org.my
MERCY Malaysia continued its School Preparedness Programme in 2008 which aims to promote a culture of disaster preparedness among school children and to increase capacity of schools and students to respond to disasters. The programme expanded its coverage to several states in the country.
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