FLOOD EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Project FLOOD EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Objectives

Improve food victims’ health and hygiene wellbeing at evacuation centre though: • Provision of hygiene care for flood affected villagers • Provision of food security • Access to clean drinking water

Project Partners
Activities

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS/ ACTIVITIES

Upon the call for aid from the Sarawak Government, MERCY Malaysia Sarawak Chapter immediately deployed an emergency response team to identify the beneciaries’ emergency and critical needs. Coordination meetings and discussions with village heads and the Angkatan Pertahanan Awam (APM) were held to obtain information on the most critical and urgently required items to assist the aected people who were staying in the evacuations centres. Upon agreement, the team then proceeded to procure and distribute hygiene kits, food supply and drinking water to the beneficiaries in need as follows:

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TESTIMONY BY VOLUNTEER

“The village JKKK who represented the beneciaries expressed their gratitude for the assistance given and hoped MERCY Malaysia will continue to support them in the future.” – Bibiana, volunteer and Secretary, Sarawak Chapter.

Locations • Kg. Tabakang and Kg. Sorak Melayu, Serian
Period • 21st– 24th February 2016 (Serian) • 26th - 27th February 2016 (Simunjan)
Accomplishments

Distributed emergency ood assistance to 413 families from 6 villages in Serian and Simunjan in the form of hygiene kits and food parcels

BACKGROUND

Heavy rainfall beginning in early February 2016 caused major ooding in several states in Malaysia including Sarawak, especially at Serian and Simunjan divisions. In Serian, 315 families from Kg. Tebakang Dayak, Kg. Tebakang Melayu, Kg. Tebakang Cina and Kg. Sorak Melayu were affected and were moved to two evacuation centres. The evacuation centres were at Sacred Heart Tebakang and SK Pangkalan Sorak. While in Simunjan, 85 families Kg. Sebemban and Kg. Slabi Entungkuh were moved to the evacuation centres in Balai Raya Kampung Slabi Entungkuh and Dewan Masyarakat Gedong.