Allianz Malaysia Berhad – via its corporate social responsibility arm, Allianz4Good – collaborated with the Malaysia International Search and Rescue (MISAR) to provide Flood Survival Trainings for Malaysians, its Allianz We Care Community members and employees, to be better prepared for floods this year.
The Flood Survival Training 1.0 was held on 4 September 2022 for the public, which included lessons on how to escape from a submerged car, pet rescue and handling of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in flood emergency among others.
Meanwhile, the Flood Survival Training 2.0 was conducted on 30 October 2022 for Allianz We Care Community members and Allianz Malaysia’s employees. The activities included emergency escape bag and water proofing, hypothermia blanket exercise, and SOS signaling during flood among others.
Head of Allianz4Good, Ng Siew Gek said, “Today, Malaysia experiences this catastrophe more frequently than before. Flood survival training is essential to prepare the public for the monsoon season as flash floods are occurring at larger scales, especially around Klang Valley and the East Coast. We believe enabling disaster preparedness is crucial in mitigating the loss of life and damage suffered by flood-prone communities as well as wider society, with floods occurring in greater swathes of residential areas than before.“
In early July, Allianz Malaysia provided financial aid for MISAR’s flood relief operations in Baling, Kedah. The donation was for necessities including food, clothes, and diapers for the victims among others.
Between November and December last year, Allianz Malaysia assisted MISAR in various flood relief operations in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pahang, and Kelantan by donating and volunteering at MISAR Academy to pack relief items for the flood victims.