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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.

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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.

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.

Merlin ready to respond to post-election violence in Kenya

Merlin ready to respond to post-election violence in Kenya

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2013 11:49 GMT

The medical charity Merlin has surgeons on standby in case the Kenyan elections become violent. There are concerns that up to 350,000 to 450,000 people will flee their homes as a result of pre and post-election unrest.

Syria pledging conference: need for doctors, medicine is urgent

Syria pledging conference: need for doctors, medicine is urgent

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2013 08:00 GMT

As the world’s eyes turn to Kuwait on Wednesday, the medical charity Merlin urges heads of state and donors to remember the urgent – and growing - healthcare crisis Syria is facing.

Reproductive health bill welcomed, but needs to be followed with commitment

Reproductive health bill welcomed, but needs to be followed with commitment

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2013 10:00 GMT

The medical charity Merlin and its national partner NGO, Likhaan, welcome the Philippines Reproductive Health Bill coming into effect on January the 17th.

New health services, new director, new hope

New health services, new director, new hope

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2013 12:55 GMT

International health charity Merlin welcomes its new Country Director for its programme in Yemen.

Merlin chief executive awarded New Year Honour

Merlin chief executive awarded New Year Honour

Press Releases   •   Dec 31, 2012 12:30 GMT

The chief executive of the medical charity Merlin has been recognised in the New Year Honours List. Carolyn Miller is one of 40 women to be awarded the CBE in 2013 for her humanitarian and development work around the world.

Merlin chosen to be UK lead on surgery in disaster zones

Merlin chosen to be UK lead on surgery in disaster zones

Press Releases   •   Dec 27, 2012 09:00 GMT

The medical charity Merlin has been chosen by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to lead on providing surgery in humanitarian emergencies worldwide.

Warwick woman on the frontline in DR Congo

Warwick woman on the frontline in DR Congo

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2012 14:13 GMT

An aid worker from Warwick has been getting healthcare to people caught up in the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Amy Beaumont, who grew up in Warwick and went to school at Myton, is in Goma, North Kivu province, where she works for the medical charity Merlin as Operations Manager.

Survivors in need of healthcare after Typhoon Bopha

Survivors in need of healthcare after Typhoon Bopha

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2012 10:00 GMT

Nearly a week after Typhoon Bopha made landfall in the southern Philippines, the death toll continues to climb. For survivors, the loss of families, homes and livelihoods is accompanied by severe and growing health risks.

UK's leading health charity to assist 100,000 in DR Congo

UK's leading health charity to assist 100,000 in DR Congo

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2012 12:00 GMT

Merlin – which has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 1997 - is scaling up its work there in response to rising violence. Armed fighting in North Kivu province between rebel factions and government forces has been on the increase since March this year, with a dramatic escalation in recent days.

Pulpit performance helps international health charity share the spirit of Christmas

Pulpit performance helps international health charity share the spirit of Christmas

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2012 08:00 BST

ITV news presenter and TV celebrity Natasha Kaplinsky is swapping her on-screen role for an altogether different performance in support of a UK-founded global health charity.