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

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

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

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

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'

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2013 12:59 BST

Violence leaves Central African children cut off from healthcare

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2013 14:00 BST

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

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

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.

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Merlin is the UK’s leading international health charity, sending medical experts to the frontline of global emergencies.

When disaster strikes, our doctors and nurses work around the clock to save lives fast. Working together with tireless health workers on the ground, we take countries shattered by war, earthquake or floods from emergency to recovery – staying for as long as it takes.


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