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Counselling Sessions To Be Continued For MH17 Victims’ Families

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PUTRAJAYA – The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has so far conducted 58 counselling sessions for 27 families of victims who perished on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Its minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said 31 families have been provided with 64 psychological support sessions and 15 families with 34 home visits.

“This form of assistance will be continued as long as there are needs and demands from the families of the victims,” she said in a statement today in conjunction with the 100th day of the MH17 tragedy.

She said a total of 49 counsellors under the Social Welfare Department were involved in providing guidance and counselling to the victims’ families.

“The government has been doing its best to ease their burden in all aspects,” she said.

Rohani said the ministry also helped families by referring them to relevant agencies such as the Social Security Organisation, the National Registration Department, Ministry of Education and the Department of Immigration.

Flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 as it was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 283 passengers and 15 crew on board.

The Boeing 777-200 aircraft is believed to have been shot down over the troubled country.

All Malaysian victims have been identified and brought back home in six groups starting Aug 22, except for Puan Sri Siti Amirah Prawira Kusuma who has still not been found. – BERNAMA

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