January 8, 2015, by Lindsay Brooke

Help for victims of Malaysian floods

Staff and students from The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) have just returned from the flood hit towns of Kuala Lipis, Kuala Krau and Kerdau in the state of Pahang where they delivered food, water and supplies.

Ilham Mithali, from the IT support office at UNMC, coordinated the collection: “Donations of cash and kind came pouring in following an email from our CEO to all staff appealing to support flood victims.”

Donations included infant formula, instant noodles, rice, bottled water, canned food, ready to eat food, toiletries and new and used clothes.

Professor Christine Ennew, CEO and Provost of UNMC, said: “We were all deeply saddened to learn about the devastating impact of the flooding across so much of peninsular Malaysia. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected by these tragic events. I’m proud of the generosity of our staff and students who have made donations in kind as well as in cash to support the relief efforts.”

Rozana Hasni Matasrip from the Admissions Office shared her experience and explained what inspired her to get involved in helping victims of the flood in a blog for UNMC Campus News.

The supplies were delivered by UNMC staff over the weekend to people affected by the floods in 3 four wheel drives and the University Van. They helped the flood victims to rescue what they could from their houses and clean up the mud inside their homes. There was no water supply and electricity. They also provided them some food and clothes.

Rozana said: “I am planning a second mission with the MRC & RMC Bikers team this coming weekend. We will clean the secondary school, SRA At-Taqwa Temerloh in Pahang. The school was completely destroyed during the floods. They require considerable funds for equipment for cleaning, carpentry tools and other building supplies, as well as school materials for the children at SRA At-Taqwa. I hope that many volunteers will join or donate towards this school.”





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