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Mercy Hands Europe is a youth and women-led, non-profit Swiss organisation that works to safeguard dignity, sustain human rights and build sustainable futures for people, particularly those who are the most vulnerable.

We implement humanitarian and development projects in disaster affected areas and impoverished communities, either directly through field missions, our sister organization, or other local partners.

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🌸 On World Soil Day, we take this moment to showcase our greenhouse, a pivotal element in the beekeeping project across North-West Syria (Al-Bab, Qabbasin, and Bizaa).

🌱 Michela Maccabruni, Executive Director of Mercy Hands Europe, had the privilege of touring the greenhouse. Watch the video to explore it with us!

ℹ️ World Soil Day is an international observance on December 5th, dedicated to raising awareness about the crucial role of soil in sustaining ecosystems and human well-being. This day provides a platform to underscore the significance of soil as a critical component of the natural environment.

🀝 In partnership with @iaco_sy.

πŸ“² Stay tuned for the next episode!

🫢 Many thanks to our donors, including @eafoundationuk, @etatdegeneve, @kantonbaselstadt, @villedelancy_officiel, @plan_les_ouates, @villeonex, @bellinzonacity, Commune de Perly-Certoux, and Commune de Vandoeuvres, who allow this achievement.
#WorldSoilDay #soilday #sustainableliving #eco #conservation #nature #beekeeping #project #syrian #syria #lab #achievement #advancement #progress #plants #greenhouse #planting #beekeepers #sustainability #local #council #partner #partnership #livelihoods #development

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🐝Last week, we provided insight into the training our beekeepers completed in July as a foundation for launching their micro-businesses. Now, we are excited to showcase the various types of honey they are producing.

🍯 In Ethiopia, two types of honey are commonly harvested: red and white honey. The type of honey depends on the bees` foraging habits, and the color varies accordingly. Traditionally, it is referred to as red honey and white honey. The common bee forages in the area include Indigenous acacia, Acacia decurrens, Cordia africana, and Croton macrostachyus.

As our beneficiaries are currently harvesting their honey, we will present it to you soon!

πŸ“±Missed last week`s post? Here it is:

🀍 This project owes its realization to the generous support of our donors, including @ville_de_geneve, @eafoundationuk, and the commune of ChΓͺne-Bourg.

#EthiopiaUpdate #AmharaRegion #Beekeeping #Honey #Beekeeper #Harvesting #SustainableAgriculture #CommunityDevelopment #CommunityResilience #HumanitarianAid #HopeInProgress #ImpactInAction

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🌺 This week we completed drying and packaging of 4kg of dried hibiscus flowers from our first harvest into jars of tea. Each jar has a label showing outlining the story behind this new holistic health product, along with a QR code linking to our video demonstrating how to prepare the tea with the correct dosage.

πŸ™Œ This is the beginning of a source that will be distributed for free to Syrian refugees with hypertension, including new medical research on the health benefits. This is also the beginning of a new micro-enterprise to sell these products to the Dohuk community.

🀩 It has been so inspiring to see the work of these nine Syrian refugees who have undergone training in every stage of the process finally come to beautiful red fruition.

πŸ’™ Thank you to the wonderful @commune_de_bernex, Commune de Jussy, @Iraqi_IRADA and other generous donors for making this project possible. Thanks also to our established implementing partner @mercy_hands, without your local expertise we would not be able to make this impact

#hibiscus #herbaltea #givingtuesday #greenhouse #agriculture #sustainable #holistichealth #urbangardening #sustainabledevelopment

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πŸ“ With @iaco_sy, we are continuously developing new projects aligned with the needs of the local people.

πŸ₯ Safe Haven Syria is a health project aiming to establish a medical center for women and children in the rural area of Qabasin. Discover more about this center by watching the video!

🀝 During her field visit, Michela, Executive Director of Mercy Hands Europe, had the opportunity to assess the situation by visiting a medical center in Qabasin, accompanied by the IACO team.

🌸 Many thanks to our local partner for the organization and all the medical staff at the Qabasin center.

✨ Do you want to support this project? Contact us at

πŸ“² See you in the next episode!
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🌺 Our hibiscus tea is ready to be distributed at Domiz 2 Camp! 🌺

πŸ«– Here is an instruction video on how to prepare the hibiscus tea produced by nine incredible refugees through agricultural training at their own greenhouse πŸ‘Œ

πŸ™ŒπŸ» We will now be conducting new medical research on this hibiscus tea, to measure the cardiovascular health impacts in 20 refugees. In addition, we will be distributing hibiscus tea for free to over 100 refugees with cardiovascular health risks in the community β€οΈβ€πŸ©Ή

πŸ€“ This video will be linked on the label of every jar of tea that we distribute so that the beneficiaries can know exactly how to prepare it for maximised effects πŸ™ŒπŸ»

πŸ’™ Thank you to @mercy_hands for partnering with us on the implementation of this project. Thank you also to our kind donors including @commune_de_bernex, Commune de Jussy, @iraqi_irada and Pignatelli Foundation for making this all possible!

#holistichealth #hibiscus #herbaltea #medicalresearch

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🌍 On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which fall on the 29th of November, we are proud to share a pivotal moment in our mission.

We are Mercy Hands Allianceβ€”a collective force of @mercyhandseurope, @mercyhandsamerica, and @mercy_hands organization. Together, we lead the emergency initiative, πŸ’š HEART Operation for Gaza.

In this video, witness the impact of your support as we deliver a new truck filled with 28,000 bottles of water, a beacon of hope for those facing challenges. Loaded on November 24, 2023, this lifeline has journeyed through Arish, passing the first checkpoint, and now patiently waits for permission to cross the Rafah border.

Simultaneously, we are thrilled to announce a critical partnership. We`ve officially signed an agreement with @ufapal (Unlimited Friends Association for Social Development), paving the way for coordinated efforts with the @palestineredcrescent for efficient water distribution.

Stay tuned for updates on our journey, as we navigate challenges and bring relief where it`s needed most. Your solidarity fuels our determination. πŸ’™πŸ’§

Your support will directly provide essential aid to those in critical need. Your donation matters. Together, we can save lives.

πŸ‘‰ For donations, click on the Linktree in our bio. Be part of this vital mission.

#gazaunderattack #gaza #humanitarianaid #humanrights #humanity #mercy #donate #watercrisis

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πŸ™Œ This episode displays the visit to our solar panel project in Qabbasin, North-West Syria.

Our solar panel project is more than just a project; it`s a commitment to empowering local farmers through sustainable practices. In the heart of the olive country, we`re harnessing the power of solar technology to ensure that each olive tree receives the precise amount of water it needs at the perfect moment. The result? A bountiful increase in olive yield.

During her visit, our Executive Director inspected the solar-powered irrigation unit and delved into the intricate workings of this innovative system alongside the dedicated @iaco_sy team. The demonstration showcased not just functionality but a perfect symphony of technology and care.

πŸ‘πŸ» We are proud to have implemented this project in partnership with @iaco_sy and with the support of our donor @devoteam.

πŸŒžπŸ’§πŸŒΏ We are currently looking for a sponsor for an amazing scale-up version of this project. If you are interested in becoming our future donor, contact us at

Together, we`re sowing seeds of change, one sunbeam at a time. β˜€οΈπŸ€

πŸ“² Stay tuned for Episode 3!

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