NARATHIWAT, THAILAND, 13 Jan 2024 – HALUAN has partnered with Persatuan Cakna Ummah (PACU) from the state of Terengganu to distribute aid to flood victims in Narathiwat province. The aid mission was carried out together with the Orphan Education and Healing Foundation (FECO) and A-Khidmat from Thailand.
The worst floods since 60 years hit southern Thailand following heavy rainfall in four provinces namely Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Songkhla at the end of last December. Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported that 58,497 families in 32 districts were affected by this disaster.
More than 40 volunteers distributed aid in the form of basic food supplies, copies of the Quran and beddings such as mats and blankets to 250 people in the In Cho Airong and Rangae districts, involving the villages of Bagota, Bagosato, Batu Bue Sa, Buenae Ku Po and Ban Kampong Pare and around the Sipo Waterfall National Park.
The aid mission was led by the Secretary of the HALUAN Humanitarian Mission Bureau, Mr. Mohd Jamil Muda and was joined by the Head of the Humanitarian Mission Bureau, Prof. Dr. Mohtar Ibrahim and 35 HALUAN members from the states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Kedah branches. A total of seven PACU members also participated in the relief effort.
They entered the Malaysia-Thailand border through Rantau Panjang at Sungai Golok. Their arrival was welcomed by the former Deputy District Officer of Sungai Golok and Head of Malaysia-Thailand Relations, Vice President of the Narathiwat Regional Administration, and Member of Parliament for Narathiwat.
The chairman of FECO, Mrs. Tasneen Jehtu greatly appreciated and thanked all the volunteers and Malaysians for their kind contribution in aid of the community burdened by the disaster.
Report by the Bureau of Humanitarian Mission