ShelterBox Team Heads To Flood-Hit Malaysia

ShelterBox responded to flooding in neighbouring Indonesia earlier this year
ShelterBox responded to flooding in neighbouring Indonesia earlier this year

A ShelterBox response team is on the way to Malaysia as the country is experiencing some of the worst flooding in decades. 

Reports suggest that around 200,000 people have had to leave their homes due to the high flood waters, which have submerged whole towns in places.

Areas of north-eastern Malaysia are often affected by flooding during the monsoon season, but this year the rain has been especially heavy and is set to continue for at least another week.

The team, made up of Todd Finklestone (US) and Martin Strutton (UK), are due to arrive in Malaysia tomorrow (30 December) and will then start assessing what type of shelter is needed and how best ShelterBox can help.

While ShelterBox hasn’t worked in Malaysia before, teams have previously responded to flooding in neighbouring countries, such as Indonesia, which suffered from extreme flooding at the start of this year.

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