Mercy Malaysia seeking RM3 mn in donations for refugees in Bangladesh

The Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia) is in need of RM3 million in donations for the refugees who fled to Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh following violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

In a statement, it said there was an urgent need for more access to clean water, sanitation, hygiene, food, and shelters.

Following the first Mercy Malaysia team which has been on site since Sept 9, a second mission consisting of emergency response team will be deployed to Cox's Bazar tomorrow.

"The team comprising staff members, medical and logistic volunteers, with the help of our local partner Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust, will focus on water, sanitation and hygiene, health as well as food needs," the statement said.

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