MER-C to Launch Humanitarian Ship to Papua

dr. Zackya Yahya during her visit to Papua. Photo: MER-C doc

Jakarta, 26 Sha’ban 1438/23 May 2017 (MINA) – The Medical Emergency Rescue Committee (MER-C) will soon launch the “West Papua Humanitarian Ship” program, bringing tons of medical assistance for inland people in the region.

“Hopefully this program will begin on May 24, in the village of Salawati Tengah, West Papua Province,” MER-C Cordinator in West Papua, dr. Zackya Yahya told Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA), in Jakarta, Monday (22/5).

The humanitarian program is organized by MER-C in colaborating with the Asia Muslim Charity Foundation (AMCF).

“West Papua Humanitarian ship will last for one year in 36 villages in West Papua during the dock,” She said.


She also explained, “In a year the team will have 12 trips, in each trip that we will reach three villages. This first trip will dispatch eight doctors and paramedics.”

Zackya said that the purpose of this program is to improve the welfare of the people of Papua, to make them physically and mentally healthy, to educate them, to form them into dignified human beings,” She added.

MERC has conducted  the program for 12-years in West Papua and Papua Province. Previously, MER-C has also run its program in collaboration with Conservation International (CI) to 10 villages in Papua for three years.(L/RE1/RS5)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)