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MERCY Malaysia activates domestic flood mechanisms and provides aid to flood victims in Kedah and Perlis

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MERCY Malaysia has activated its domestic floods response mechanisms in its preparation to provide aid to the flood victims in the northern states of Peninsular Malaysia.

We are now coordinating with our Northern Region Chapter through our representative, Major Haji Anuar Abd Hamid, as well as with the National Security Council (NSC) and the local authorities in the region.

For the flood relief efforts, we have mobilised our volunteers to conduct needs assessments in the affected area in the region, especially in the states of Kedah and Perlis, to determine the needs of the beneficiaries.

Based on our assessments, we have determined the areas that we will be providing aid for now, among them are Arau in Perlis, and Kubang Pasu and Padang Terap in Kedah.

Earlier today, we have dispatched 900 hygiene kits to the northern region and we hope our volunteers on the field will be able to distribute the kits to the flood survivors in Kedah and Perlis tomorrow.

Each hygiene kit contains items such as tooth paste, tooth brush, comb, soap, shampoo, slippers, towel, sanitary pads, undergarment, and pail.

It is important that these flood survivors receive these hygiene kits as they are displaced by the floods and are susceptible to water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea.

Concerned individuals and organisations can donate to MERCY Malaysia General Humanitarian Fund through the following bank accounts:

MAYBANK (account name: MERCY HUMANITARIAN FUND, account number : 5621-7950-4126, ABA Swift Code: MBBEMYKLA), or

CIMB Bank (account name: MERCY Malaysia, account number: 1424-000-6561053, ABA Swift Code: CIBBMYKL).

Donations via cheque are payable to MERCY MALAYSIA.

To donate online, please visit www.mercy.org.my.

Dato' Dr Ahmad Faizal Perdaus

President

MERCY Malaysia

About MERCY Malaysia

MERCY Malaysia is a non?profit organisation focusing on providing medical relief, sustainable health-related development and risk reduction activities for vulnerable communities in both crisis and non-crisis situations. MERCY Malaysia recognises the value of working with partners and volunteers as well as providing opportunities for individuals to serve with professionalism. We uphold the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief and hold ourselves accountable to our donors and beneficiaries. As a non?profit organisation, MERCY Malaysia relies solely on funding and donations from organisations and generous individuals to continue our services to provide humanitarian assistance to our beneficiaries.

For further information, kindly contact:

Mas Elati Samani, Head of Communications and Strategic Engagement, MERCY Malaysia

Level 2, Podium Block, City Point, Kompleks Dayabumi, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50050 KL.

T: 6-03-2273 3999, F: 6-03-2272 3812, E: mas@mercy.org.my W: www.mercy.org.my