Providing medical and humanitarian aid to flood survivors in Johor
• Hygiene Kit distribution • Hygiene Education • Medical services
|Locations||Pagoh and Segamat|
|Period||2 – 8 February 2011|
Hygiene Kit Distribution • Pagoh – 1,420 Hygiene Kits, 70 Blankets, 70 Floor Mats • Segamat – 430 Hygiene Kits Medical Services • Pagoh – 149 patients
Heavy rainfall caused flooding in many areas in Johor. Three of the main rivers, namely Sungai Muar, Sungai Benut and Sungai Mengkibol burst their banks. The four worst affected areas were Segamat, Batu Pahat, Kluang and Muar.
MERCY Malaysia deployed three teams, with a total of 15 staff and volunteers, to respond to the flood. Our response focused mainly on Pagoh and Segamat which were the worst affected areas.
MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS
149 patients were given medical treatment throughout the period. Apart from that, a total of 1,850 hygiene kits as well as 70 blankets and floor mats were distributed to the beneficiaries.