Fund for Shelter
A massive flood hits Malaysia from 15 December 2014 until 3 January 2015. More than 200,000 people were affected while 21 killed on the flood. This flood have been described as the worst flood in decades in Malaysia.
Worst affected states is Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang. Other affected states includes Johor, Kedah, Perlis and Sabah. Thousands lost their home due to the flood and were evacuated to temporary shelter area.
Though the disaster ended in January and most of damaged infrastructures were repaired and and many flood victims returned to their homes and received aid from government and other agencies, there are some less fortunate victims that didn’t received adequate aid and few are still left homeless after the 6 months the disaster ended.
According to the news report in Sinar Harian on 18 May 2015, Datuk Seri Mustapha Mohamed, the chairman of Joint Committee of Flood Disaster in Kelantan said the total number of houses need to be rebuilt are 1,824, but only 19 houses have been completed until now, out of which 12 were built by the state government and 7 by the federal government.
Gabungan Impian Kelantan is a coalition of NGOs and political parties which was formed on 31 January 2015 to assist flood victims of Kelantan. As of May 2015, the coalition has completed the rebuilding of 45 houses at Kg Pasir Tumboh, Gua Musang.
Now, it is embarking on building a kampung with 40 houses to relocate the residents of Guchil. The kampung will be built on five acres of higher land at Kg Sungai Mas, located 9km away from the original site.
The facilities of the new kampung will include 40 houses, a public hall, a children’s playground and it is intended to build an aquaphoniics fish-rearing project for the villagers. The total cost of the project is estimated at RM 3.2 million.
The first phase of this project is to raise RM2.00 million for 40 houses. This event is one of the many created in assisting Gabungan Impian Kelantan to generate the necessary fund for the project.