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Mercy Malaysia nominated as beneficiary of Aurora Prize recipient

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President of Mercy Malaysia Datuk Dr Ahmad Perdaus said the grant it would receive will help support the organisation’s work to provide essential relief aid to the underserved Rohingya communities in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Malaysia. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 June — Mercy Malaysia has been nominated as a beneficiary of a recipient of the 2018 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity for providing critical medical aid to Rohingya communities in Myanmar.

The homegrown non-governmental organisation (NGO) was named by the recipient, Myanmar lawyer and activist Kyaw Hla Aung, after seeing the organisation’s work in Sittwe, Rakhine in the last few years and more recently in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh in providing humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees and displaced people.

President of Mercy Malaysia Datuk Dr Ahmad Perdaus said the grant it would receive will help support the organisation’s work to provide essential relief aid to the underserved Rohingya communities in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Malaysia.

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The Malay Mail Online

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