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MER-C (Medical Emergency Rescue Committee) is a humanitarian organisation that focuses in the field of medical emergency, carrying the characters of mandatory, professionalism, neutrality, independence, voluntarily and high mobility.
MER-C aims to deliver medical assistances to the victims of wars, conflicts riots, extraordinary events, and natural disasters both in Indonesia and abroad. This organisation was established by a group of medicine students of the University of Indonesia, who initiated to perform medical treatment to help the victims of conflict in Maluku, east Indonesia on August 1999. Members of MER-C are unpaid volunteers.
MER-C's foundation is Islam and it holds the principal of rahmatan lil alamin (being mercy to the universe). Withthis principal, MER-C aims to deliver mercy, in this case assistances to all mankind, both in person or in group disregard of their background, religion, sect, movement, nationality, ethnicity, class, politics, criminal/not, rebels/not, but regards to deliver its assistance on the base of urgency, which is to help the most vulnerable and the most neglected people.
Based on this foundation, MER-C has launched its missions, among others, to Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, South Lebanon, Kashmir, Sudan, South Philippines, South Thailand. MER-C has also been actively involved in guarding the health of people who were put in prison due to the accusation of terrorism like Syaikh Abu Bakar Baasyir, Syaikh Abu Jibril, the late commander of GAM Ishak Daud and his late wife, the late Imam Samudra, the late Amrozi, the late Ali Gufron,as well as the Police Commanding General Susno Duaji