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Old 22-02-2014, 06:29   #1
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Disaster Response Fleet (for the Remote Islands)

Ready to Make a Difference in the South Pacific?

With the most recent cyclones hitting the Philippines and Tonga, one of the greatest challenges faced by the local health ministries and international aid organizations was their inability to deliver aid to the remote islands affected by each natural disaster. Aid would flow into the primary islands, but there were few options available (delivery platforms) to deliver the international aid (food, water, medicines and care) desperately needed to the outer remote islands.

With earthquakes and tsunami's becoming an almost yearly event in the South Pacific, there is a growing need for an effective and far reaching disaster response program that could deliver this much needed aid to "all" of the islands during these disasters. To fill that need, we developed Sea Mercy Emergency Response Fleet (SMERF) to assist our island nation partners in their time of need.

With an established and effective Floating Health Care Clinic (FHCC) program operating in Tonga and Fiji, we have developed the relationships and trust of our island nation partners, and recently put those relationships to the test with our Emergency Response efforts following Cyclone Ian in Tonga. Below are two video's from our recent partnership efforts with Fiji to assist Tonga:

Ceremony with Fiji Health Ministry during transfer of emergency medical supplies for Tonga to Sea Mercy.

Loading donated medical supplies from Fiji onto Sea Mercy's SMERF vessels heading for Tonga.

Sailing in the South Pacific? Join us!
If you are able and willing to assist in the delivery of emergency aid to the neglected remote islands that you are nearby, visit our Emergency Response Fleet page to learn more about the program.

We believe all sailors have the heart and desire to help, they just do not have the a way or the relationships with the health ministries and governments to do so. We can help connect you with the need.

Thank you!

Sea Mercy
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Old 22-02-2014, 07:04   #2
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Re: Disaster Response Fleet (for the Remote Islands)

Google S/V Brickhouse blog, and you will find that the remote SP remote island villagers need medical support anytime and all the time, as their most recent post demonstrates. Fascinating account of medical philanthropy I have ever read. It is a delicate balance of how we can support this region without corrupting their culture.
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On my phone but will check back in soon.

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