Emergency Relief Mission for the Floods in Southeast Asia
At the end of 2014, a massive monsoon impacted far and wide in Southeast Asia, which heavily flooded in the northern Malaysia. AMDA responded to the situation and implemented a relief and medical mission in collaboration with one of our local partners, MERCY Malaysia, on January 3rd and 4th. On December 29th, 2014, typhoon Jangmi brought floods and landslides in many parts of Visayas and Mindanao in the Philippines.
AMDA continuously dispatched its medical team from Malaysia to the Philippines to conduct a joint relief activity with Leyte Medical Society in Tacloban. AMDA team arrived in Tacloban on January 8th and had a meeting to share the information and make activity plans. On the next day, they along with the team from Leyte medical society purchased sacks of rice, canned food and medications and repacked rice into 500 bags.
They will visit Barangy Apitong and provide those relief supplies and medical services to the affected people on January 10th. Barangay Apitong is one of the most affected areas that is prone to flooding as it sits at the foot of a mountain. According to the local information, even though the flood water receded and there are many relief activities contributed by various organizations, Barangay Apitong is still in need of medical assistance and relief goods because it is a low-income area, and not many support has been provided in the Barangay.
Those affected areas by typhoon Jangmi were also devastated by typhoon Haiyan in 2013. This calamity has slowed down the reconstruction of the already-devastated areas from typhoon Haiyan.