U.S. Navy Ship Mercy Continues Aid Mission in Southeast Asia

he U.S. Navy ship (USNS) Mercy is continuing its five-month mission in Southeast Asia, traveling to Indonesia, Bangladesh and East Timor after rebuilding local facilities and providing medical aid and training in the Philippines.

“The crew of the USNS Mercy, along with its partners from civilian organizations and the Philippine Government and Armed Forces, were able to help thousands of Filipinos get back on their feet, feel healthy, and get the medical treatment that they needed,” U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie A. Kenney said in a press release issued by the U.S. Embassy in Manila June 20.