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Each Thursday, we have all been on our doorsteps and leaning out of our windows cheering, clanging saucepans together and clapping with gusto for NHS and key workers across the UK: our heroes in these challenging times. Now there is...

A global threat like COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a community. You may remember Giving Tuesday from December when the Mercy Ships community came together to raise more than £20,000 in a...

Whether you partner with Mercy Ships through prayer, financial support or as a volunteer, you are a vital part of our family. Your dedication and generosity have provided free, life-changing surgeries to people in need for more than 40 years. During...

Many of our volunteers have returned home to help their national health services combat the coronavirus. Volunteers like Michelle White (read her story here). It isn’t just our volunteers, some of our staff, who used to be medics, have returned to help...

Mercy Ships is donating much needed N95 respirator masks from our main supply warehouse in America to the East Texas local healthcare and first responders in order to meet the increased need for protective equipment amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. The...

When the world feels uncertain, we look for the good. When we realise that healthcare systems are fragile, we look for security. When we feel that our health is at risk, we look for the helpers. Tuesday the 7th of...

The global COVID-19 situation has made it impossible for us to continue to carry out our surgical programmes to the required standards while protecting against the possible spread of the virus. Therefore, in line with the measures taken by the...

The evolving situation of COVID-19, highlighted by the WHO as a pandemic and the increasing travel restrictions applied by several countries, have made it impossible for Mercy Ships to continue to carry out its programs to the required standards while...

The current situation of COVID-19, highlighted by the W.H.O.'s announcement of the designation of COVID-19 as a pandemic and the increasing travel restrictions applied by several countries, have made it increasingly difficult for Mercy Ships to continue to carry out...

It takes volunteers from many different backgrounds and nations to provide access to safe, timely healthcare. When we think of the importance of International Women’s Day, we are moved by the strength of the women that serve with us, impacting...

What are the chances of scrubbing up and walking into one of the operating theatres onboard the Africa Mercy and bumping into a close childhood friend, you’d lost touch with almost forty-six years ago? For general surgeon James Smellie and...

The Bond International Development Award recognises life-changing achievements made by individuals who are devoted to global development and humanitarian assistance. Our trustee and volunteer, Dr Keith Thomson, has been nominated, this is his story. Dr Keith Thomson first read about Mercy...

Two of Mercy Ships very own African Changemakers will be sharing their experiences on CNN International from the 31st of January. CNN International's African Voices Changemakers highlights extraordinary people who have paved the way for change on the African continent, here...

Tuesday the 3rd of December was Giving Tuesday, an international day of charitable giving that kicks off the Christmas season, and this year Mercy Ships supporters have done us proud! In just one day Mercy Ships UK received over £20,000 in...

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