Flood Relief

Project Flood Relief
Objectives

To provide medical and humanitarian aid to the affected communities

Project Partners National Security Council (MKN), Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) and District Health Office (DHO)
Activities

• Hygiene kits distributions • Mobile outreach clinic

Locations Kemaman and Besut Districts
Period 27 to 30 December 2012
Accomplishments

600 hygiene kits distributed 115 patients treated

Background

The states in the east coast of Malaysia comprising of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan were hit by heavy rainfall on December 23rd 2012, causing severe floods in the region. An estimated 19,000 people were evacuated to public evacuation centres. Terengganu is known to be the most flood affected state within Malaysia with 8,000 people displaced and evacuated to 26 evacuation centres.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

The MERCY Malaysia team was based at the Kemaman and Besut districts from 27 to 30 December 2012, responding to the flood that hit the East Coast region. 600 family hygiene kits were distributed throughout the evacuation centres and from house-to-house, with the help of local community members. The medical team treated 115 patients during the 2-day outreach clinics, located at three different locations. The team was supported by the local community and organisations in Kemaman, which included: • Kemaman Motocross Club • Squad 99 Amateur Radio • Kemaman Supply Base, from Scomi • Malaysia Emergency Radio Team • Kemaman Police Traffic • UiTM Dungun • BMW Club Malaysia