Collection for Malaysia Flood Victims
Human Appeal volunteers held a collection for the Malaysian Floods relief effort today in the ICCI in Clonskeagh and are very grateful for all the support they received there as they raised €1,100.
The floods in Malaysia in December have been described as the worst the country has suffered in more than three decades. 230,000 people were been displaced at the height of the floods, with at least 21 lives lost. However, there are still about 77,000 people who are unable to return to their homes and there are reports of further flooding today.
The damage is very extensive particularly in the States of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang and estimates of the cost of rebuilding State infrastructure are put at well over €230 million; to say nothing of the cost of repairing homes and businesses.
Figures (as of Friday 2nd Jan) for people displaced by floods and fatalities by region:
Pahang: 43,000 displaced, 3 fatalities
Kelantan: 26,000 displaced, 14 Fatalities
Perak: 7,000 displaced
Sabah: 403 displaced
Terengganu: 143 displaced, 4 fatalities
Johor: 116 displaced
(there are more current figures on the relief effort available from the Malay Mail Online here: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/drop-in-number-of-flood-victims-in-pahang-perak-and-kelantan)