Kuala Lumpur, 23 Dec: Amidst the recent floods nationwide, Yayasan Hasanah, the impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, has initiated a strategic partnership with five humanitarian disaster response organisations to expedite disaster relief to communities across the country that have been affected by floods.
The five humanitarian disaster response organisations are:
- Malaysian Relief Association (MRA)
- IMAM Response & Relief Team (IMARET)
- Malaysian Red Crescent Society
- Iltizam Relief Society
- Pertubuhan Komuniti HARAP
These identified organisations provide active and organised efforts in humanitarian response and are well-experienced in deploying aid in risk-prone areas in a timely and efficient manner.
Yayasan Hasanah Trustee and Managing Director, Dato’ Shahira Ahmed Bazari said, “In response to the major flash flood crisis in 2021, Yayasan Hasanah deployed RM6.55 million in funding for humanitarian and disaster relief assistance, through its implementing partners in affected areas. But most importantly, the experience has further demonstrated the critical need for stronger collaboration and teamwork, to ensure the right help gets to the right people – fast. This year, through proactive strategic collaborations such as these, we are ready to continue supporting disaster relief assistance to people in need more efficiently.”
ABOUT YAYASAN HASANAH
Yayasan Hasanah (“Hasanah”) is the impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”), the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia. Hasanah was set up as an independent entity on 1 July 2015, building on nine years of Corporate Responsibility (CR) efforts previously driven by Khazanah. As a grant-giving organisation, Hasanah goes beyond ringgit and sen to facilitate an ecosystem of transformation, working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, infusing a spirit of advocacy and building capacity in five key focus areas: Education; Community Development; Environment; Arts and Public Spaces; and Knowledge. Collectively and collaboratively, Hasanah hopes to shift the needle of social and community reform for Malaysians, towards a better Malaysia. For further information, please visit www.yayasanhasanah.org
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