Teaming up with Khazanah to assist communities devastated by natural and man-made disasters — the most widespread in 2020 being the worldwide pandemic — the fund allocation for humanitarian and disaster relief (HDR) increased 10-fold in 2021.
The significantly higher amount predominantly went to alleviating struggles faced by the medical and non-medical community and was rendered in the form of food, personal protective and medical equipment as well as maternal and child health care, amongst others. Keeping with the initiative’s focus on rapid fund mobilisation in times of dire need, some were distributed as swiftly as 72 hours from request for funding.
The list of 105 successful applicants receiving part of the RM5.68 million included Malaysian Relief Agency, numerous school Parent-Teacher Associations, Persatuan Kebajikan Rakyat Satu Perlis, Yayasan Kajian Dan Pembangunan Masyarakat, Persatuan Kebajikan TTS Familia Pulau Pinang, Hospital Sg. Buloh, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia and Pertubuhan Sahabat Alam Sekitar Kluang.