They came by the thousands

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The Mercy Ship arrived in Benin in August and the crew quickly began screening patients for surgery. Crowds of people lined up each morning before dawn. They were hoping their wildest dreams of healing were about to be realised. Some brought babies and children, others an elderly parent. … Read More

Haingo – transformed by mercy

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Haingo was born in a tropical downpour. Even in the hut’s dim light it was clear Hiango’s tiny mouth was slashed by a bi-lateral cleft lip. Her mother Viviaby’s joy turned to sadness, and her father immediately rejected the newborn saying, “In our family we don’t have babies … Read More

Fenosoa’s epic GrandDad

Fenosoa and Papa Denis have a very special relationship. Although Fenosoa’s family live in the same Madagascan village, he shares a hut with his grandfather. Why? “Because he loves me,” explains his grandfather, Papa Denis. Fenosoa was born with a cyst on his side. For five years it … Read More

Vernel’s Dad never gave up hope

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Guaranteed to bring a grin! Watch how the love of Vernel’s Dad carried his little boy through some tough times. From a prenatal deformity to total transformation, Vernel’s Dad was his biggest cheer leader (duration 3 mins)

Somaya’s second chance

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Neny’s life seemed to fall apart at every turn. When her daughter Somaya was born, Neny was deeply shocked to see her tiny baby’s mouth marred by a cleft lip and palate. She had never seen anything like it before. Somaya’s father was outraged. “This is not my … Read More

Benin: Hundreds seeking help each day

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Every weekday at 5am a convoy of vehicles leaves the Africa Mercy . The Mercy Ships screening team and the ship’s security officer prepare for a long and intense day accessing the hundreds of people arriving with the hope of being healed. Every day off-duty crew members sign … Read More

Why not you?

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Non-medical crew members help provide surgery for Africa’s poorest people. Watch 90 sec video here. Did you know half the Mercy Ships crew work on board, outside the hospital? If you are a cook, a hairdresser, an IT specialist, a teacher or just willing to roll up your … Read More

Cyriane wore shoes on her hands

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Watch the 90 sec video here. This too-cute four-year-old girl just wanted to wear shoes like her sister. However Cyriane was born with severe clubbed feet which bent inwards at 90 degree angles. So she wore shoes on her hands until her life was changed forever!

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