MALAYSIAN NGO HELPS WITH RELIEF EFFORTS IN SULAWESI

By Effa Fazira Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Oct 10 (NNNBernama) Efforts to help survivors of the powerful earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia are gaining the attention of governments and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) around the world.

Among the NGOs currently engaged in the relief and humanitarian work is the Global Peace Mission (GPM) Malaysia, a foundation and a humanitarian NGO registered under the Prime Minister’s Department.

GPM Malaysia chief executive officer Ahmad Fahmi Mohd Samsudin said cooperation with GPM Indonesia had facilitated delivery of relief goods to residents in Sulawesi’s Palu and Donggala District.

We provide assistance in the form of essential food items to those in need. We also provide clean water to victims, he said yesterday after a recording of ‘Upsound’, the latest programme of the Bernama News Channel.

The talk show broadcasts every Wednesday at 8.30 pm on the ASTRO 502 channel reviews current issues with a panel of invited guests.

Ahmad Fahmi said GPM Malaysia would also assist in providing tents for temporary accommodation and sending medical teams for followup assistance.

He said a special campaign #PeduliGempaSulawesi, which aimed to raise funds to help earthquake victims in Indonesia was launched by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on Oct 3 in Port Dickson.

Meanwhile , UMNO Youth had mobilised a Medical and Humanitarian Aid Mission team which would be leaving for Palu tomorrow led by Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki.

The team comprises six medical doctors, a pharmacist, a physiotherapist and three rescue volunteers.

Public wishing to extend financial aid and medicines to the mission could channel it directly to the BANK CIMBPEMUDA UMNO MALAYSIA account: 8000632311.

Source: NAM News Network