Flood Response

Project Flood Response
Objectives

To provide emergency response and promote good hygiene practices during disaster

Project Partners NA
Activities

• Hygiene kits distributions • Emergency response

Locations Batu Niah, Asap and Beluru
Period 23-27 January 2011
Accomplishments

Hygiene kits were dispensed to the Penan community

BACKGROUND

The incessant rainfall in Sarawak at the tail-end of 2010 caused several main rivers, such as Batang Suai, Batang Niah, Sungai Sepupok, Sungai Saeh and Sungai Sibuti, to overflow especially into flood prone areas. As a result, Batu Niah, Asap and Beluru were hit by the worst flood in their history, causing large number of people to evacuate their homes and villages.

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS

MERCY Malaysia provided assistance to flood victims in three districts; Batu Niah, Asap and Beluru. MERCY Malaysia Sarawak Chapter led by its committee members provided emergency response to the community and distributed more than 900 hygiene kits. Good hygiene practices during disaster were also introduced to the Penan community to create awareness and mitigate the spread of harmful diseases.