Malaysia: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2014

Disaster description

Heavy seasonal rains and strong winds have affected most parts of Malaysia since mid-December 2014 and are expected to continue until early January 2015. The rains caused severe flooding in the East Coast – Terengganu, Pahang, and Kelantan states. In addition to the three most affected states, four other states in Peninsular Malaysia (Perak, Johor, Selangor and Perlis states) and one state in East Malaysia (Sabah) also are experiencing floods due to the heavy rainfalls (highest recorded at 255 mm). (IFRC, 28 Dec 2014)

At the peak of the flooding, more than 230,000 people were evacuated and at least 17 people were confirmed dead. There are no official figures of the total number of people affected, but based on the number of displaced, it can be estimated that between 500,000 to 1 million people were affected, directly or indirectly. (IFRC, 25 Jun 2015)

The IFRC is preparing a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) amounting to CHF 82,964 (approximately USD 83,000) to support 25,000 (5,000 families) for a period of one month. (IFRC, 31 Dec 2014)

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