Posted on Jan. 27th, 2015 at 12:00pm
In mid-December, a northeast monsoon ravaged Malaysia with torrential rain and unabated waves, displacing more than 250,000 families. The epic floods – the worst to hit Malaysia in more than a decade – pounded the country, rendering roads in many provinces unusable for families and rescue workers. Electricity and clean water have been scarce, and the doors to schools and businesses in hard-hit areas have been shuttered.
As humanitarian relief agencies grapple with the effects of the floods on relief efforts, the Mead Johnson Nutrition Foundation donated RM 150,000 (more than US $40,000) to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The funds will be used by the Malaysia Red Crescent to help local families rebuild after the devastation.
“Many families throughout Malaysia are suffering as result of the floods, and our hearts are with them. We will continue to monitor recovery efforts and work with relief agencies to provide vital resources to families in their time of need,” said Tim Brown, senior vice president and general manager for Mead Johnson South Asia.