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SSSIO Malaysia Serves Flood Victims

During the monsoon season in Malaysia, there was a heavy downpour on December 18, 2021, which continued unabated for 36 hours. The rains caused extensive flooding in the Klang Valley, Kuala Lumpur, with water levels rising to dangerous levels. The most affected was the Langat area, which consists of several villages, including Dusun Tua, where four houses were washed away, and fifteen homes were severely damaged.

The SSSIO of Malaysia quickly sprang into action and mobilized resources. Its medical professionals established medical camps and went from home to home to offer medical assessments, first aid, screening for chronic diseases, and counselling and preventive care. Patients suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic diseases were given medicines based on records obtained from local clinics and hospitals, as their own records were lost in the floods.

SSSIO volunteers offered food, water, and basic necessities to the victims, as well as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, pillows, mattresses, blankets, mats, and other essential items. The SSSIO also donated household appliances, including electric kettles, rice cookers, blenders, and clothes driers to make the residents more comfortable.

Thankfully, the flood water receded on the third day. Subsequently, SSSIO volunteers assisted in removing mud and soil from homes and local communal drains.

The SSSIO also gave school uniforms, school bags, shoes and stationeries to school children affected by the floods as they prepared for the new school year.

With best regards,

Media Committee
Sri Sathya Sai International Organisation