Hygiene kits handed out to flood victims

Mercy Malaysia volunteer Muhammad Hapis Jamil (right) handing over a hygiene kit to Pertubuhan Kebajikan Dan Kesejahteraan Komuniti Kulai representative Ahmad Raepi Jalil.

Clorox Malaysia has teamed up with non-governmental organisation Mercy Malaysia to distribute hygiene kits to those affected by the recent floods.

The hygiene kits were distributed to evacuees in hard-hit areas in Johor, Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu.

Mercy Malaysia acting executive director Zuraidah Mian said water as well as sanitisation and hygiene kits were urgently needed in the worst-hit areas, and the need was even greater because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

“Good sanitisation and hygiene are vital in complying with the standard operating procedures.

“We want to thank Clorox Malaysia for generously contributing their disinfecting products that form the basis of the hygiene kits for evacuees returning to their homes, ” she said.

Clorox South-East Asia sales and marketing director Paolo M. Lao said the company provided more than 4,000 units of its cleaning and disinfection products, as part of the hygiene kits, to facilitate the clean-up of the evacuees’ homes.

He said cleaning and disinfecting were critical after flooding as floodwaters posed risks of communicable diseases such as leptospirosis, cholera, typhoid fever and Hepatitis A.

“We are humbled by Mercy Malaysia’s work in providing relief to flood evacuees and want to support them because the need is urgent, ” he added.

More than 40,000 Malaysians across seven states were forced to evacuate their homes throughout January because of monsoon floods.

Those who wish to support Mercy Malaysia Flood Response as volunteers can register at https://www.mercy.org.my/volunteer/

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