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01 Nov 2016 description

November 1 st , 2016 ― Doha: Under the recovery program for victims of the floods that swept western Malaysia in December 2014, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has renovated and handed a number of houses over to the beneficiary families in an official ceremony with the partner MERCY Malaysia.

The ceremony was attended by Dr. Khaled Diab, Director of Relief & International Development Department, QRCS.

21 Dec 2015 description

By Ika Koeck, IFRC @IkaKoeck

Alone and vulnerable

When murky, brown water began to trickle down the road leading to her house, 80-year-old Che’ Moh Awang Chik assumed that it would recede as soon as the rain stopped. Having lived in a flood-prone area for most of her life, she was no stranger to minor flooding. But when the rain turned into a deluge that lasted several days and the floodwater began to rise, she knew she was in trouble.

16 Jun 2015 description

By Ika Koeck, IFRC

At noontime, the heat and humidity rising from the ground in Kelantan was overpowering, but not strong enough to deter the villagers of Kampung Aur Duri and Kampung Dusun Nyior from attending the community meeting organized at their newly built mosque. Their excitement and anticipation was palpable as they listened to a briefing about the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme planned by the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.

08 Jun 2015 description

Overview

The Asia Pacific zone (APZ) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises the zone office in Kuala Lumpur, four regional offices in Suva (Pacific), Bangkok (Southeast Asia), Delhi (South Asia) and Beijing (East Asia) and 12 country offices, adopting a “best-positioned” strategy to support the national societies (NSs) in the zone according to their needs. Through this decentralized management structure, the Asia Pacific zone office directs the work of the regional and country offices.

08 Apr 2015 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

  • Relief items, including kitchen sets and hygiene kits, will be removed from budget and the balance will be returned to DREF; distributions will be undertake concurrently with the final handover of temporary shelters, outside of this DREF operation timeframe as a part of Malaysian Red Crescent Society’s larger recovery plan.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity has started rebuilding homes of those affected by the floods in Kelantan, Malaysia. The project will be overseen by Qatar Charity Indonesia and implemented in closer coordination with relevant government ministries, departments and local stakeholders. It seeks to rebuild thirty-two homes that were destroyed by floodwaters with a budget of QAR 360,000 (USD 99,000). Heavy rains in northern Malaysia caused serious flooding, loss of homes and property and the displacement of 120,000 people.

27 March 2015

13 Mar 2015 description

Extremely heavy rainfall blanketed important palm oil growing regions in Peninsular West Malaysia during December 2014, causing significant localized flooding and harvest disruptions. Rainfall totals exceeded 1,750 millimeters (70 inches) in some areas, which equates to roughly 300-600 percent of normal for the month. The most seriously affected states were Pahang, Terengganu, and Kelantan.

03 Mar 2015 description

This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster-affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks.

What's inside

13 Feb 2015 description

Greece
• Snow, rainfall, strong winds, and low temperatures affected Greece over the past three days, causing river overflow and landslides. Infrastructure, including ports, roads and railroads, as well as the electricity supply, were affected throughout the country, according to media. The weather conditions are expected to ameliorate starting 12 February and the ports have reportedly opened again.

12 Feb 2015 description
report MERCY Malaysia

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Malaysian Climate

Malaysia is geographically located in South East Asia, consisting of Peninsular Malaysia that shares land and maritime borders with Thailand and Singapore, while East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei, Indonesia and Philippines. Peninsular Malaysia is covered in forested mountain ranges running from north to south, with on either side low-lying coastal plains. East Malaysia is situated on the island of Borneo, divided between coastal regions, hills, valleys and a mountainous interior.

12 Feb 2015 description

Recovery Program

In reference to the Press Conference held on 12 January 2015, MRC has announced its recovery flood program at Kampung Pasir Tumboh in Gua Musang,

12 Feb 2015 description
report MERCY Malaysia

1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Malaysia Climate

Malaysia is geographically located in South East Asia, consisting of Peninsular Malaysia that shares land and maritime borders with Thailand and Singapore, while East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei, Indonesia and Philippines. Peninsular Malaysia is covered in forested mountain ranges running from north to south, with on either side low-lying coastal plains. East Malaysia is situated on the island of Borneo, divided between coastal regions, hills, valleys and a mountainous interior.

05 Feb 2015 description

UN-SPIDER Beijing activities in 2015

02 Feb 2015 description

The Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC) has provided more humanitarian assistance to victims of floods in Malaysia.

The humanitarian aid included 10,000 blankets, 1,000 school bags and 3,000 cookers, besides securing eight boats to facilitate the population's movement in the regions affected by floods water, as boats are deemed the only means of transportation.

The ERC's delegation has distributed aid among victims of the most affected areas, including five villages.

02 Feb 2015 description

By Ika Koeck, IFRC

Like many of the villages in Kelantan, Kampung Pasir Tumboh has been struggling to obtain clean water since mid-December 2014. As one of the areas affected by the floods that devastated three states in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, this village of around 450 people was submerged under floodwater that left waist-deep mud and debris in its wake. The floods, which at their peak displaced 230,000 people and killed at least 18, levelled houses to the ground, swept away bridges and damaged the village’s water sources.

29 Jan 2015 description

By Patrick Fuller, IFRC

Efforts to help flood-affected communities across three states of East Coast Peninsular Malaysia, received a significant boost when the Government of the Republic of Korea donated $100,000 US dollars to relief operations supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).