MERCY Malaysia – QBE International
MERCY Malaysia is an international non-governmental organisation providing medical and humanitarian assistance to Malaysians in crisis and non-crisis situations. They offer a full spectrum of humanitarian aid services, a Total Disaster Risk Management Approach (TDRM), from emergency response to rehabilitation and recovery, mitigation and prevention, and disaster preparedness.
As COVID-19 struck, MERCY Malaysia stepped up their efforts to support the severely strained healthcare system and reach communities in need. In 2020, MERCY Malaysia launched its COVID-19 Pandemic Fund to support medical services and essential requirements for marginalised groups' throughout the country.
The Pandemic, no longer just a medical problem, now affects millions of people living in Malaysia who have lost their jobs and source of income. With QBE's assistance, together with many other donations, MERCY Malaysia was able to supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical front liners, medical ventilators to hospitals, food packs and hygiene kits to at-risk communities and provide mental health and psychosocial support through support hotlines. MERCY Malaysia was also able to deploy medical volunteer teams to support temperature checks at various COVID-19 hot spots as determined by Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia.
Their works have helped countless Malaysians throughout 2020 and will continue into 2021.