Response to Northern Flood

Project Response to Northern Flood
Objectives

Providing medical and humanitarian aid to flood survivors in Kedah and Perlis

Project Partners • Petronas • UNFPA • CIMB
Activities

Our response includes: • Outreach clinics providing primary health care • Distribution of hygiene kits and water purification sachets • Clean-up operation after flood waters have receded

Locations Seven evacuation centres in Kedah and Perlis
Period 3–8 November 2011
Accomplishments

• Treated 668 patients through outreach clinics at 7 evacuation centres • Distributed over 2,500 hygiene kits at 12 locations in Kedah and Perlis.

Background

Said to be the worst flood in 30 years, the northern states of Kedah, Perlis, Terengganu and Kelantan was hit by continuous rain in October 2010. Working in tandem with MajlisKeselamatan Negara (MKN) and local authorities in the region, MERCY Malaysia’s relief effort was coordinated by the Northern Region Chapter representative, Major (R) Haji Anuar Abd Hamid.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

We treated 668 patients through our outreach clinics at seven evacuation centres in the region. We also distributed over 2,500 hygiene kits at 12 locations in Kedah and Perlis. Water purification tablets were also given out as clean drinkable water is often in short supply in the event of floods. As the water receded, our flood response was geared towards mass clean-up operations, where pails, mops and detergents were distributed to assist the families returning to their homes.