Heavy seasonal rains and strong winds in December have affected most parts of Malaysia and are expected to continue until January. The rain caused some of the most severe flooding in 50 years, battering the 7 states of the East Coast largely affecting Kelantan (highest recorded at 255 mm). At least 21 people have been killed and almost a quarter of a million people have been displaced with Kelantan being the worst-hit state.
- Seven states in Malaysia have been battered by torrential rain since the middle of December, including Kelantan, Terengganu, Perak, Perlis, Johor, Selangor and Pahang
- To date, the states most severely affected are Terengganu, Kelantan and Perak
- A total number of 240,591 people have been affected by the floods, with 21 fatalities
- Rapid onset flash floods and landslides have destroyed houses, buildings, and communications
and transportation networks
- A total of 503 evacuation centres have been opened, however many people are stuck in their communities,
unable to reach the centres
- Several areas are only accessible by helicopters, boats or heavy vehicles
- Thousands of people have been living without electricity, proper sanitation, food or water
Al-Imdaad Foundation responded instantly providing emergency relief to thousands of evacuees across four states:
Al-Imdaad Foundation are providing:
- Hygiene Kits
- Food Parcels
- Medical First Aid
- Non- Food items (NFI) e.g. Blankets, mattresses, etc.