SITUATION UPDATE NO. 3
Thursday, 08 January 2015 16:00
1. Summary of Disaster Event
Malaysia has been suffered from the current flood for more than 2 weeks. The flood
leaves an enormous impact to the live of the community. Streets and buildings are full
with muds, dust and garbage. Kuala Krai and Kampung Manek Urai in Kelantan are
considered as the most affected area. However, the overall flood situation in Malaysia
continues to improve and more people going back to their homes.
Situation in Manek Urai, Kelantan after flood waters receded. Manek Urai is one of the most
devastated areas by the flood. Photo source: http://mynewshub.cc/
The response from the Government of Malaysia, various groups and non-governmental
organisations to ease the situation are quite enormous. Relief items are provided to the
affected communities. The Government of Malaysia is in the effort to balance the
distribution so that no area will receive more and oversupplied, while the other areas, at
the same time, receive less. Dealing with this situation, during the last few days, some
very basic needs are available to almost all affected communities. Additionally, having
exposed to water for more than 2 weeks, the needs of the flood’s victim is gradually
changing from basic needs to the health issues. Health department reported more than
12,500 cases of infectious diseases diagnosed among the flood victims.
Photo source: Informasi Bencana & Kelantan TV
2. Assessment of Disaster Impact
The following figures are summarised from MKN through Portal Bencana as of 7 January
5,819 families or 22,219 populations were displaced at the evacuation centres in 3
different States namely: Pahang, Kelantan and Perak. Most of the displaced
persons came from Pahang.
It is estimated that 3,840 houses damaged.
Most roads are accessible with muddy conditions.
3. Assessment of Needs
Based on current assessment situation and coordination with MKN, Malaysia the
following are the identified needs:
Tents or temporary shelters
Family kit including disposable diapers
Waterborne infectious medication
4. Actions Taken and Resources Mobilised
Government of Malaysia:
MKN as the disaster management agency in Malaysia along with governmental
stakeholders and Malaysian Armed Forces have provided swift emergency
assessment, evacuation and relief supports to the victims of flood. 3,000 tents has
been provided to temporarily accommodate disaster victims.
Four (4) Flood Aid Collection Centres have been activated and managed by the
Army. These Centres are:
6th Battalion Royal Malay Regiment headquarters at the Sultan Abdul Halim
Muadzam Shah Camp in Jitra, Kedah
Multipurpose hall of 3rd Division at Terendak Camp in Melaka
Hall of 2nd Brigade staff headquarters in Ipoh, Perak
Hall of 2nd Battalion Royal Rangers Regiment at Syed Putra Camp, also in Ipoh.
In total, MKN has mobilised 100 SMART (Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance
and Rescue Team) through many shift to respond to the flood incident. Currently
SMART is operating in Kuala Krai and Gua Musang to assist the establishment
of temporary shelter.
MKN has established new temporary shelters in Gua Musang and currently
working in Kuala Krai.
Deployed 3 ERAT Members from AHA Centre
Mobilise Disaster Emergency Logistic System for ASEAN (DELSA) by
providing relief items to MKN as follows:
- 538 family tents
- 538 ASEAN family kits
- 498 shelter toolkits
- 1,000 rolls of tarpaulins
- 1,500 kitchen sets
All the relief items were transported to Kelantan state.
There is an updated information on the number of tarpaulins to the one stated in
the Situation Update No. 2
Government of Singapore:
Mobilised 7 water purification units along with SCDF personnel and Singapore
Armed Forces personnel to operate the water purification unit.
Pleaded S$100,000 (approx. RM260,000) to support flood relief efforts and
channelled through Singapore Red Cross to Malaysian Red Crescent Society.
Government of Thailand:
Provide 500 tons of rice in the border area of Thailand-Malaysia.
The United States will provide RM 525,000 in disaster assistance funds to nongovernmental organizations that are helping support the communities affected by
flooding in the east coast of Malaysia. These funds will be used to meet critical
needs and will help those who have been displaced return to their communities.
Through intensive hearings and consultations with the Malaysian authority for the
last several days on the facilities and equipment in desperate need, the
government of Japan is now ready to offer and provide immediately the
emergency relief facilities and equipment, including generators, water purifiers
and other humanitarian goods, through the Japan International Cooperation
Agency (JICA), worth over RM 500,000 (no less than 19 million yen). The
Government of Australia has contributed over than 30 million USD for relief
supplies, medical services, transportation and funding through various recipients.
Since 18th of December until 26th of December 2014, MERCY Malaysia has
distributed more than 3,000 hygiene kits, provided medical support to existing
local health services and has provided food items to 5,915 beneficiaries in
Kelantan. MERCY Malaysia has also distributed 1,400 hygiene kits to 49
evacuation centers in Terengganu. MERCY Malaysia has also deployed doctors,
nurses and psychologists to the affected areas to provide medical support to local
health services. Numerous MERCY Malaysia volunteers have also assisted in the
coordination and distribution of hygiene kits and food parcels.
The Chinese government donated around US$100,000 (MYR339,160) to the
Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MCRS).
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is providing assistance to 35,000 affected
families which include 110,000 individuals. ERC has distributed relief assistance
which comprises food and blankets to thousands of affected families in the state
of Pahang, northeast of Malaysia.