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February 22, 2024

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malay    Malaysia   

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers. ― Google

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Dialing code: +60

Currency: Malaysian ringgit

Population: 32.37 million (2020) World Bank

Prime minister: Ismail Sabri Yaakob

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Heavy rainfall has been affecting southern Peninsular Malaysia and northern Indonesia (in particular northern Sulawesi Island) since 18 March, causing floods that have resulted in displacements and damage.

The ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) reports, as of 21 March, nearly 615 displaced people in Bentong District (western Pahang State, bordering with the Kuala Lumpur area). In addition, ADINet also reports a total of more than 3,400 affected people and 925 flooded houses across Gorontalo and Bone Bolango Regencies (both in Gorontalo Province, northern Sulawesi Island).

Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall is forecast over the whole Peninsular Malaysia as well as over the whole Sulawesi Island.

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Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
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Humanitarian Impact
  3,400
      Affected Persons
  615
        Displaced Persons
    925
          Damaged Homes

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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