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Merlin says ‘NO TO LYCRA’ in Big Seaside Pootle

Merlin says ‘NO TO LYCRA’ in Big Seaside Pootle

Press Releases   •   Jul 22, 2013 17:21 BST

Merlin is ditching the Lycra in a more casual approach to the London to Brighton charity cycle ride this September. The charity is looking for participants for the ‘Big Seaside Pootle’, where cyclists will enjoy a more relaxed saunter to the coast, with scheduled stops at local pubs serving traditional ale and ice cream instead of the usual Lycra infested race.

Merlin joins Save the Children to create a world-class humanitarian health force

Merlin joins Save the Children to create a world-class humanitarian health force

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2013 11:02 BST

The international health charity Merlin is joining Save the Children to create a world-class humanitarian health force for children and their families living in some of the toughest places in the world.

Merlin and Likhaan urge that Philippines Reproductive Health Law is passed and comes into effect immediately

Merlin and Likhaan urge that Philippines Reproductive Health Law is passed and comes into effect immediately

Press Releases   •   Jul 08, 2013 17:31 BST

As the long-awaited Reproductive Health Law is heard by the Philippines Supreme Court on 9 July, the medical charity Merlin and its national partner NGO Likhaan, urge that the Law is passed and comes into effect immediately.

Merlin ‘does the double’ at Institute of Fundraising’s National Award ceremony

Merlin ‘does the double’ at Institute of Fundraising’s National Award ceremony

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2013 10:57 BST

At Monday night’s Institute of Fundraising national award ceremony, international health charity, Merlin, scooped up two awards for its fundraising efforts. The charity was awarded Best use of e-media for its Plumpy'Nut Challenge and Best use of face-to-face fundraising for its Life or Death campaign.

Post-coup humanitarian crisis affects entire population of Central African Republic

Post-coup humanitarian crisis affects entire population of Central African Republic

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2013 00:00 BST

The entire population of the Central African Republic (CAR), 4.6 million people, is affected by a severe humanitarian crisis following a coup and subsequent political instability, warned a group of aid organizations today. Immediate action must be taken by international governments to plug the approximately $80 million funding gap said 9 aid agencies and the Archbishop of Bangui.

Boat naming ceremony in honour of late director of the 'Great River Race'
Violence leaves Central African children cut off from healthcare
Merlin joins Jaro

Merlin joins Jaro

News   •   May 10, 2013 16:48 BST

Merlin has become a founding charity partner of Jaro - a new global game for good aiming to raise a billion dollars for charitable causes. Jaro is asking people to help raise US$1 billion and decide how to split it between charitable causes and one lucky winner. The decision is entirely in the public’s hands.

1995 – War in Chechnya

1995 – War in Chechnya

News   •   May 10, 2013 10:52 BST

In 1995, just two years after Merlin was founded, we had already responded to crises caused by conflict. At that time there had been growing concern about the humanitarian situation in Chechnya, following the outbreak of war with Russia in November 1994.

1993 – Conflict in Nagorno Karabakh

1993 – Conflict in Nagorno Karabakh

News   •   May 10, 2013 10:42 BST

In 2013 Merlin celebrates its 20th anniversary; here we take a look back over one of our first missions in the region of Nagorno Karabakh.

Pregnancy can kill

Pregnancy can kill

News   •   May 02, 2013 16:24 BST

Collette is the only chance Sabina has left in the world. They first met only 5 days ago. Sabina’s baby is dying and without Collette’s constant love and care, she will die too.

One simple jab? Yes, really.

One simple jab? Yes, really.

Blog posts   •   May 02, 2013 16:22 BST

There’s an epidemic of measles in Swansea. Sadly, one man has lost his life. This is terribly sad. And it made me think about the work that Merlin is doing.

Aspirations become reality

Aspirations become reality

Blog posts   •   May 02, 2013 16:19 BST

t’s been lurking there as an ambition for as long as I can remember. An annual fixture in my childhood, being glued to the telly, marvelling at the swarms of runners parading past London landmarks in front of cheering crowds. Not to mention the barmy people in their homemade costumes being interviewed about the charity they were sweating blood and tears for.

Diary of Nabila - a midwife in Afghanistan

Diary of Nabila - a midwife in Afghanistan

Blog posts   •   May 02, 2013 16:15 BST

International Day of the Midwife 2013 is on Sunday May 5. Take a glimpse into the life of Nabila Gul. She's made her childhood dream of becoming a midwife a reality. Every day she is saving lives and preventing deaths in her village and beyond.

Merlin saves lives under fire in Central African Republic

Merlin saves lives under fire in Central African Republic

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2013 16:41 BST

As the fighting and fall-out from last month’s coup ravages Central African Republic, Merlin health workers are continuing to provide medical aid – often in the line of fire. These health workers include Congolese refugees who only a few years ago fled their own country out of fear for their safety.

Rising malnutrition in Philippines - Typhoon Bopha

Rising malnutrition in Philippines - Typhoon Bopha

News   •   Apr 15, 2013 11:20 BST

Continued bad weather that triggered flooding and landslides months after Typhoon Bopha battered the Philippines southern Island of Mindanao is still causing health problems and turning lives upside down. Merlin has set up mobile health clinics working in the affected communities, including many in the remote areas of Davao Oriental.

HIV in Kenya - Alice's journey

HIV in Kenya - Alice's journey

News   •   Apr 15, 2013 11:15 BST

When Alice Achieng was pregnant with Okampo she found out she was HIV positive. Life took an unexpected turn for her, but she made it something very positive.

Tuberculosis in Myanmar: Saving Myint Oo

Tuberculosis in Myanmar: Saving Myint Oo

News   •   Mar 25, 2013 10:13 GMT

On World Tuberculosis Day 2013, Sunday 24th March, we want to share Aung Myint Oo's journey with tuberculosis (TB) and how Merlin is helping banish TB from the world. Aung Myint Oo lives in Eastern Khone Thar village in Kalay township, Myanmar. At the age of 26, he supports a family of seven with farming and other manual work.

Merlin treating victims of Pakistan refugee camp blast

Merlin treating victims of Pakistan refugee camp blast

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2013 11:30 GMT

The medical charity Merlin has deployed all of its 85 staff at Jalozai camp, Pakistan, to treat those injured in a car bomb blast. 17 people are believed to have died in the explosion this morning and a further 37 injured.

My first Mother's Day

My first Mother's Day

Blog posts   •   Mar 19, 2013 14:34 GMT

Lucy Speed, ex Eastenders star and proud Merlin supporter celebrates her first Mother's Day. Thinking about the mothers and children around the world without proper healthcare, she's decided to do the Plumpy'Nut Challenge.