POST FLOOD RECOVERY PROGRAMME, KELANTAN

Project POST FLOOD RECOVERY PROGRAMME, KELANTAN
Objectives

Improve the quality of life for 2014 ood aected communities through achieving the following objectives: 1. Provision of better shelter and facilities for the community; 2. Improve water quality for the community; 3. Increase awareness on communicable disease especially Leptospirosis among the community

Project Partners • Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Kuala Krai • Unit Air, Gua Musang
Activities

PROJECT DONOR(S) • Pantai Parkway • AirAsia Foundation • 2atar Red Crescent • Maybank Foundation

 

NO. OF BENEFICIARIES • 68 families from 17 villages through shelter repair kit programme. • More than 1,000 families living around the construction of tube wells, water networks and gravity feed water system. • More than 1,000 families in Gua Musang through the Leptospirosis signboards installation and distribution of IAEC materials. • Thousands of beneficiaries through the rehabilitation of Temangan jetty & gazebo.

Locations Kuala Krai and Gua Musang, Kelantan
Period 10th January 2015 – 31st January 2016
Accomplishments

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BACKGROUND
Peninsular Malaysia suered from one of the worst oods in recent history during
the last two weeks of 2014. An estimated number of 500,000 to 1 million people were
affected, with 232,913 evacuees registered and placed in various evacuation centres
across Peninsular Malaysia. Kelantan was among the worst hit states, with 1,415
villages, 237 schools, 32 religious sites and 17 government oces were damaged by
the floods.

MERCY Malaysia initially responded to the floods in several areas, namely Kelantan,
Terengganu and Perak by deploying an emergency response team, conducting
Mobile Clinics, distributing hygiene kits as well as provision of food and NonFood
Items. Since then, MERCY Malaysia has extended its operations into the
reconstruction and rehabilitation phase of the Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM)
throughout 2015 till early 2016. Among them were the provision of temporary
shelters, construction of community facilities, provision of clean water supply
through tube wells as well as provision of shelter repair kits for home repairs and
reconstruction.

Simultaneously, the Organisation’s ‘Building
Resilient Community’ program was implemented to better prepare children
and community member on the dangers of surrounding hazards and safety measures
that need to be taken to face future floods. The module also included trainings in other sectors such as Local Government Units, Private Sectors, Schools, and Health
Infrastructures on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM).