Author: Tim Farquhar

Mercy Ships is a faith-based charity, bringing safe surgery to people in Africa who have no access to healthcare or money to pay for it. Since 1978, Mercy Ships has visited more than 56 developing nations. Passionate to serve those in need and to leave...

You are warmly invited to join us for one of our heart-warming Mercy Ships Carol Services this December. These services offer us a chance to reflect on the miracle of lives transformed and celebrate the birth of Jesus together in the company of Mercy Ships volunteers, staff...

Georgia Ainsworth volunteered with Mercy Ships for two years with her husband Peter. Georgia served in our communication team onboard the ship. She tells us what Christmas is like onboard...

It must take real strength to leave behind all you know and head in search of healing. Many of our patients travel great distances to reach our floating hospital, the Africa Mercy. Can you imagine what it must be like? The arduous journey fuelled by...

After its premiere at the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival, our 360 Virtual Reality film ‘Mercy’ is now available to watch on Oculus. Directed by Armando Kirwin, this immersive film follows 14-year-old Edith through her healing journey onboard the Africa Mercy. Edith, who had a tennis...

Baroness Sugg CBE, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the Department for International Development, visited the Africa Mercy last week alongside Victoria Billing OBE, the UK’s ambassador to Senegal.   [vc_video link='https://youtu.be/W6BVa_jo2Ok']   During their visit, Baroness Sugg and Ambassador Billing heard about the work that Mercy Ships volunteers...

House of Parliament event kicks off campaign focused on resolving the Global Surgery Crisis. LONDON, England (3 October 2019) – Two out of three people in the world do not have access to surgery when they need it. This means that more people die every year...

Did you ever have a childhood dream that seemed impossible? 11-year-old Milo’s dream certainly did.    Milan “Milo” Falsing claimed a few firsts when he became captain of the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest charity hospital ship. He was the first Scandinavian volunteer to captain the ship...

In case you missed it, Wednesday 10th September marked the start of surgeries in Senegal, onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. Mercy Ships first surgical patient was a two-year-old boy called Saliou who was born with a cleft lip. At best a...

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