Author: Claire Barham

Attendees to Christian festivals are being treated to a 13-minute movie showcasing Mercy Ships’ work across sub-Saharan Africa. The pop-up cinema has already appeared at Spring Harvest events in Skegness and Minehead, and the team are gearing up for the Big Church Festival in Sussex later...

Mercy Ships is delighted to be chosen as Seawork’s charity partner. As Europe's largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork is generously raising awareness of our work to bring free, life-changing surgeries to women, men and children across sub-Saharan Africa. This news comes hot on the...

A New Chapter is on the horizon! We're excited to announce that we are growing our fleet with a new hospital ship. The purpose is to save, train, and transform even more lives in sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks to the incredible support of our partner MSC Group and MSC...

Florence Bangura’s history with Mercy Ships spans 20 years, covering two countries and three ships – and on International Women’s Day, we wanted to share her incredible story. At the age of 29, Florence worked as a welder on board the very first Mercy Ships hospital...

We're delighted to announce that the Africa Mercy arrived in the Port of Toamasina, Madagascar, 1 February 2024. After braving the waters of the Atlantic during typhoon season, the joyful crew was welcomed with dancing and singing by many awaiting their arrival at the dock. “The crew...

Mercy Ships is delighted to bring hope and healing to Madagascar by providing transformative surgical education as well as life-changing free surgeries to patients on board the Africa Mercy. These operations will cover a range of specialties including maxillofacial and Ear, Nose and Throat, general, paediatric...

A British volunteer is using his skills to bring hope and healing to hundreds of people. Our senior biomedical technician Nick Brown is loving his floating workplace at sea. “On the engineering side, it is very much the same as a modern hospital,” said Nick about the...

Mercy Ships is delighted that leading global shipbroking firm, SSY, has chosen us as their new global charity partner. SSY have for many years supported Mercy Ships through Cargo Day – the biggest online fundraising event for the maritime community. Now, the long-established shipbrokers are extending their...

The last time Catherine Conteh saw the deeply familiar smile in front of her in Freetown, it was under dramatically different circumstances. Fresh off the plane from Australia on Sunday, Catherine arrived on the dock beside the Global Mercy where she was greeted by Aly Hogarth-Hall...

This official partnership between Mercy Ships and Seapeak will change the lives of volunteers in the maritime sector and “leave a legacy of positive change” in African nations. Seafarers from shipping company Seapeak have joined forces with Mercy Ships to give their employees the opportunity to share...

We are looking forward to celebrating the birth of Christ with the family of Mercy Ships, including the crew and their families and friends, our supporters, UK speakers, former ship crew and others. We really hope that you are able to attend our candlelit carol...

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