Allianz Malaysia raises funds for the victims of the Nepal Earthquake
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Allianz Malaysia raised a total of RM130,000 for the victims of the Nepal Earthquake. Funds raised were channelled via Mercy Malaysia (“Mercy”) and the Malaysian Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association (“MVFRA”) to provide relief and support to the affected population of Nepal.
On 26 April 2015, Nepal was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 and on 12 May 2015, Nepal was hit by a second earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4. Over 8,000 people were killed, thousands injured and missing, and more than two million displaced. Those who survived are still in need of help.In the immediate aftermath, Allianz Malaysia rendered support to the MVFRA to send a team of eight members to Nepal. They were there for a week as part of the search and rescue mission and also distributed face masks and water filters to the people affected by the disaster. Subsequently, Allianz Malaysia organised a Donation Drive from 13 to 26 May 2015 at the Head Office and branches to help victims cope with the devastation and loss. A total amount of RM80,000 was collected during the fundraising campaign. Allianz Malaysia then topped up this amount by RM50,000 which brings the total donation amount to RM130,000.
The donation amount has been allocated to two separate projects by Mercy and MVFRA respectively, with an aim to rehabilitate and rebuild areas affected by the quake in Nepal. Mercy will use the fund allocation from Allianz Malaysia to build temporary shelters in the Gorkha region in Nepal, to support over 300 displaced households. These temporary shelters are designed to withstand earthquakes as well as the upcoming monsoon season and can last for two years. Materials used for the shelters can then be dismantled and reused as building materials. MVFRA’s donation allocation was used to fund the ‘Healing Hearts Operation’ carried out from 28 June to 2 July 2015. This operation provided play therapy for children in seven relief centres and schools in the earthquake recovery zone, namely Chandeshowering English Boarding Secondary School, Shree Shuku Lower School, Pancha Kanya Lower Secondary Dhulikbel, Shree Brameshowry Primary School, Shree Nawa Durga Bhawari, Shree Kaule Devi Primary School and Shree Okhrapauwa School. On top of that, the schools and relief centres received earthquake survival exercises for children and caregivers. The six-member MVFRA team who flew to Nepal for this operation also distributed Family Hygiene Kits, Feminine Kits, Play Therapy Kits, Infant Kits and dry food items to communities in Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot.
Allianz Malaysia hopes that these efforts will greatly assist the affected communities in Nepal to get back on their feet after the major disaster that they have faced. Allianz General is one of the leading general insurers in Malaysia and has a broad spectrum of services in personal lines; small to medium enterprise business and large industrial risks. Allianz General also leverages on the bancassurance agreement with CIMB Bank to reach out to the bank's over-a-million-customer base. The GWP for general insurance business for financial year 2012 reached a mark of RM1.67 billion.
Allianz Life offers a comprehensive range of life and health insurance and investment-linked products and for the financial year 2012, Allianz Life recorded a gross written premium (“GWP”) of RM1.31 billion and is one of the fastest growing life insurers in Malaysia. Allianz Malaysia has 36 branches nationwide.