In July 2012, CRS visited Myanmar to survey local hospital facilities and to find out the level of need for hernia operations. This Recce trip comprised of volunteers from Singapore and also partners from the United Kingdom.
In May 2013, Dr. Lim Koon Jin, accompanied by his wife, embarked on a trip to Cambodia organized by Bread & Life International. Many doctors and surgeons were also flown in from different parts of the world for Operation Hernia during this trip to perform surgery. As a norm, Dr. Lim helped out in mobile clinics in local villages and these activities will be followed up by another team in July 2013. The next team to arrive will comprise of members from Singapore, Australia and also United Kingdom and training will be held for them in Singapore before they leave for Cambodia.”
Sri Lanka Civil War Relief
The nation of Sri Lanka has been facing civil war since 1983 between the Sri Lankan government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).In early 2009, the Sri Lankan government launched large scale attacks to take control of the whole nation that resulted in more than 6,500 deaths and many more thousands injured.
Read More Myanmar Cyclone Relief
On 2nd May 2008, Cyclone Nargis hits the nation of Myanmar.It is the worst natural disaster in the history of Myanmar, with at least 146,000 fatalities and 1.5 million people severely affected by the cyclone.
As a response, CRS sent 5 relief teams to Myanmar to provide medical aid and conduct children programs in Yangon and Bogale in 2008 & 2009.
Bangladesh Flood Relief
Since June 2008, different parts of low-lying Bangladesh have been flooded and up to 600,000 has been stranded by the flood.To help in the disaster relief, CRS sent 2 relief teams in November and December 2008 to Koligram to provide medical aid and conduct children program in the disaster areas.