UAE's aid to help 50,000 people in flood-hit Malaysia

Abu Dhabi - The aid includes large quantities of medical and food supplies, and shelter materials.



Residents walk along a road submerged by floodwaters in Mentakab in Malaysia's Pahang state on January 8, 2021, following heavy rains. — AFP photo
Residents walk along a road submerged by floodwaters in Mentakab in Malaysia's Pahang state on January 8, 2021, following heavy rains. — AFP photo

By Wam

Published: Sat 9 Jan 2021, 8:04 PM

Last updated: Sat 9 Jan 2021, 8:10 PM

The UAE has provided urgent humanitarian aid to those affected by the floods that swept the state of Pahang, Malaysia.

The move is in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The aid includes large quantities of medical and food supplies, and shelter materials. The first phase of the aid programme that is implemented by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) will benefit more than 50,000 people.

A delegation from the ERC arrived in the Malaysian capital to oversee relief operations in coordination with the state government of Pahang and the Malaysian authorities.

Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, ERC’s Secretary-General, said the programme includes several stages. “The first phase will focus on shelter, food and health requirements.”

The torrential rains caused floods, affecting 11 provinces in the state of Pahang.


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