171 families given cleanup assistance, food aid by KPDNHEP flood squad


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KUCHING, Jan 7: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Flood Volunteer Squad (SSB-KPDNHEP) has mobilised a total of 12 teams from Dec 24 to 27 to assist 171 families due to the recent floods.

KPDNHEP said among the locations to receive assistance from SSB-KPDNHEP, which was established as soon as the catastrophic floods hit Malaysia, are areas in Shah Alam, Banting, Dengkil, Sepang, Kapar, Semenyih, Klang, Puchong and Pahang.

The ministry thorough SSB-KPDNHEP and FoodBank Malaysia also participated in channeling aid in forms of cleaning works and food items to flood victims involving ministry staff who were affected, covering the States of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan, Terengganu and Melaka.

“The assistance provided includes cleaning the houses of flood victims, visits to disaster locations and Temporary Evacuation Centers (PPS), visits to temporary accommodation houses for flood victims, donations of food and beverages, collection of quick donations, donations of clothing, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), sanitary fluids and medication supplies,” said KPDNHEP in a statement today.

On Dec 28, KPDNHEP was directed by the Public Service director general to Kuala Selangor District to speed up cleaning services for houses of flood victims and chanelling humanitarian contributions.

The next day, the ministry through the Kuala Selangor District Office organised the work of two SSB-KPDNHEP Teams involving 53 volunteers to carry out their cleaning missions at community halls, schools, mosques, and residential houses in Ijok and Hulu Langat.

In terms of food aid, the KPDNHEP Food Bank Malaysia Secretariat (SFBM) and its key strategic partners distributed food donations and personal necessities to 5,524 heads of household (KIR).

Contributions came from various government and private parties such as the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM), Legacy Z Sufi, Shopee, 99 Speedmart, amongst others.

“KPDNHEP would like to thank all its strategic partners and hope that more private companies will come forward to help alleviate the burden of flood victims.

“KPDNHEP also thanks the NGOs and volunteers in this relief mission. This challenging period has highlighted the high and admirable spirit of the Malaysian Family where burdens were shared among all despite different races and religions,” added the ministry. — DayakDaily