U.S. Embassy Donates RM 420,000 to Aid Flood Victims

ATTENTION: EDITORS
December 30, 2021

The United States Embassy Kuala Lumpur, on behalf of the American people, expresses its sympathies to the victims of the recent flooding in Malaysia.  To aid relief efforts, the United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development, is donating RM 420,000 to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.  These funds will support the provision of health services to flood affected households in Malaysia, including medical treatment, disease prevention, and mental health services.

Chargé d’affaires Michael Newbill said “We hope these funds will help provide relief for the people impacted by the recent flooding.  My colleagues and I also pulled together to raise funds to help members of our own Embassy community whose homes and families were impacted by the flooding.  We appreciate the tireless work of the Malaysian Red Crescent and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in responding to this disaster, and for their ongoing work supporting COVID-19 relief efforts.”

Tuan Hj. Hakim Bin Hj. Hamzah, Secretary General of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, said: “These generous funds from the United States will be a big help in our ongoing efforts, as we provide further relief, including food, safe water, medical supplies and hygiene kits to people across the worst affected areas in Malaysia.”

Alka Kapoorsharma, Head of Malaysia Delegation, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said: “These floods come as a double blow for the people of Malaysia who have endured the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds go a long way to providing immediate relief and longer term support for people who have been impacted by these floods.”

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