CK Cheong

CK Cheong

Background

After the distribution in Zoo Road, CREST received request for aid from the Tamil speaking community in Taman Senangin, Perai. This community informed that they had not received any help following the recent flood.

Objective

1. To conduct need assessment together with the local Tamil Methodist Church at Taman Senangin, Perai. Our assessment will focus on post-flood recovery.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 17:45

2017-11 Newsletter

1 Penang Flood Response, Malaysia.

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On behalf of CREST, I would like to thank our partners (HISTeam, Methodist Crisis Relief & Development), donors and volunteers for your faithful support towards our response in Penang. Most importantly, CREST staff had worked long hours and overtime during the response.

Background

The cleaning and garbage disposal team Nov 6 to 9 noticed that nearly 90% of the furniture and electrical appliances were destroyed by the floods and strewn along Zoo Road, Air Itam. To restore the local residents to their activities of daily living, CREST will distribute Senheng cash vouchers.

Furniture vouchers distribution is another planned activity when a reliable distributor can be identified.

Friday, 17 November 2017 19:35

2017 PENANG FLOOD RELIEF (5 - 11 NOVEMBER)

Background

On 5 November 2017, heavy rain in Penang island and mainland caused sudden flooding in several areas. Local news reported that flood water levels at Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Terengganu water level reached waist level at about 6pm. CREST and HISTeam immediately deployed personnel to do rapid assessment.

2 rescue boats from Port Dickson and 2 container-load of food and water were arranged by CREST and a private company to meet the immediate needs requested by the local government.

Friday, 17 November 2017 10:38

2017-10 Newsletter

1 Kelas Siaga Bencana, Bali, Indonesia

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CREST Malaysia, HAND Singapore, BPBD, Gesa Bentara Kalimantan, Bandung.

26 Participants from local churches and different NGOs attended the workshop.

21st Oct 2017, CREST was invited by our partner from Indonesia to jointly conduct a training for the local churches and NGOs in preparation for volcano eruption – Mount Agung in Bali Island, Indonesia.

Saturday, 21 October 2017 19:35

2017-09 Newsletter

1 Self, Family, Community Preparedness, Kuala Lumpur & Kuala Terengganu.

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Kuala Terengganu 21st Sep 2017

Since years ago, CREST has dedicated the month of September for training events for a purpose. Firstly, we are trying to avoid Malaysia monsoon session from Oct-Dec, and we may equip our volunteers to response when disaster happen during the session of monsoon.

Saturday, 09 September 2017 19:05

2017-08 Newsletter

1 Exhibitiion @ Kuching, Sarawak.

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CREST was in Kuching, Sarawak from 16th to 19th of August. The National Economic Empowerment Coalition (NEEC) Conference is an annual event held at different locations throughout Malaysia aimed at providing a platform for various community development organizations to promote and share practical ways to improve the lives of indigenous communities all over Malaysia.

Thursday, 10 August 2017 13:28

2017-07 Newsletter

1 Methodist Crisis Relief & Development (MCRD) @ Jelutong Chinese Methodist Church.

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1st 2nd 8th 9th July, CREST was invited by MCRD Northern District to conduct Crisis Relief Training for the members of the Chinese Methodist churches. After the two weekends of training, they are passionate and ready to help during crisis.

Topics on flood, fire, earthquake and ICS, Logistisc & Distribution were shared throughout the training.

Thursday, 13 July 2017 10:42

2017-06 Newsletter

1 CREST & IDRN 1100 Training @ FGA Kuala Lumpur.

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On 10 Jun, we have conducted community based disaster preparedness training using IDRN 1100 syllabus at FGA Kuala Lumpur. 35 participants signed up for this training.

This would not have been successful without good partnership and support from our host FGA Kuala Lumpur, our relief partners Histeam (7979), The Pink Shoe and Touch Community.

Thank God for his wisdom and our helpful volunteers.

Background

On 25 and 26 May, heavy rainfall brought by the southwest monsoon triggered flooding and landslides in 15 of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. As of 31 May, about 630,000 people and 9,000 houses have been damaged according to UN Resident Coordinator for Sri Lanka. 6 clusters (Health, Food Security & Nutrition, Shelter and NFI, WASH, Education and Protection) have been activated in response to the local needs.

CREST received appeals from 3 local partners, and a relief and assessment team was deployed from 14 – 21 June for initial distributions and to conduct needs assessment with local partners.

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