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This years Cargo Day is already on track to be the biggest yet with many organisations from the global shipping community getting on-board. Mercy Ships would like to say a huge thank you to the many companies who have already pledged their support which will help...

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...

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...

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...

DAKAR SENEGAL, August 15, 2019 - This month marks the second time that the Port of Dakar has welcomed a Mercy Ship to its shore. This time it is the Africa Mercy – the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship. In response to an invitation from the...

Mercy Ships is thrilled to announce that the 360-degree virtual reality film “Mercy” has been nominated for honours at the 2019 VR Awards. The film follows Mercy Ships patient Edith on her life-changing journey of healing through free surgery onboard our hospital ship, the Africa Mercy.  Hosted...

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