Hundreds of Malaysian Scouts quickly mobilise to help typhoon Rai victims
Heavy rains caused by Typhoon Rai that lasted for several days have caused floods in various parts of Malaysia. A total of eight states in Malaysia were impacted. The State of Selangor and Pahang were hit the worst. Thousands were forced to evacuate their homes as floodwater increased dangerously. The flood also resulted in casualties and is considered the worst flood disaster of 2021. The roof of cars stranded in flood could be seen floating around. Many were stranded with no food and clean water. In such a situation, hundreds of Scouts from all over the country were mobilised to help the flood victims.
The Scouts Association of Malaysia (PPM) has extended help in many forms. Multiple fundraising initiatives have been implemented to provide all the required supplies. Scouts can be seen distributing basic necessities such as food, hygiene kits, sanitary pads, clothes, and many more throughout the week. They have also actively helped clean the affected houses damaged by the flood.
The mission is a joint initiative from the Chairpersons of the State Rovers Councils. They volunteered at designated Temporary Flood Relief Centres (PPS) with other governmental bodies and NGOs. – contributed by Mr. Muhammad Naufal B. Othman, Regional Youth Representative. Photos by Scouts Association of Malaysia (PPM)