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Overview of Flood Extent in Cambodia, Sep 2011 and Oct 2013

This map shows the potential flood water over the affected area along the Tonle Sap Lake and the Mekong River in Cambodia in 2011 and 2013.

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USAID announces funding for the humanitarian response forum in Cambodia

For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Sean McIntosh
855-23 728-000

On May 31, 2013, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that its Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Relief Assistance (OFDA) is providing $200,000 to support the Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF) in Cambodia. The HRF will strengthen emergency preparedness in the country by enhancing coordination and communication among humanitarian organizations based in Cambodia.

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ACTED successfully concludes Kandal flood recovery and disaster resilience project

PHNOM PENH [ACTED News] - ACTED teams have concluded a flood recovery and disaster resilience project in Kandal Province, Central Cambodia, which focused on livelihood recovery through cash for work, sanitation practices and infrastructure, in response to the devastating 2011 floods.

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Cambodia + 3 others
Responding to emergencies in Southeast Asia: Can we do better? 

A REVIEW OF THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE TO THE 2011 THAILAND AND CAMBODIA FLOODS

Executive Summary

Between July and October 2011, a succession of cyclones, tropical storms and intense monsoonal rains across Southeast Asia resulted in the worst flooding in the region in more than a decade. In Thailand, more than 14m people in 65 provinces were affected; in Cambodia, more than a million people in 18 provinces. By the time the flood waters began to recede, more than 20m people across the region, including 10m children, had been affected.

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Promoting preparedness in communities where floods are inevitable

By Kate Roux, IFRC and Josselin Leon, French Red Cross

The Mekong River Basin lies at the heart of Southeast Asia, and serves as a vital resource to over 70 million people in the region. But in 2011, heavy rains in Cambodia caused the river to overflow to dangerous levels, affecting 18 of the country’s 24 provinces, and leaving 1.2 million people in need of assistance.

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Climate Change: Natural disasters made history in 2011

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IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 27 November 2012 (IRIN) - Many of the worst natural disasters of 2011 were also the most severe the affected countries had ever experienced, revealed the Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2013, which was released in Doha today.

Brazil, Cambodia, El Salvador, Laos and Thailand appear in the CRI’s 10 most-affected countries; all recorded their severest natural hazards-related catastrophes in 2011.

IRIN:

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Cambodian fish farmers save ponds and fish through climate change adaptation techniques

In Cambodia, Feed the Future works with fish farmers to improve their aquaculture techniques for better harvests.

When record seasonal floods hit Cambodia’s Battambang Province in late 2011, fish farmer Khel Khem feared the worst. Water levels reached 2.5 meters—higher than Khem’s head—and enough, she worried, to wash out her recently stocked pond, where she breeds fish to generate income.

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Caritas Cambodia awarded medal for flood response work

Report
Caritas

The government of Cambodia has awarded a medal to Caritas Cambodia and to supporting Caritas members who responded to severe flooding in 2011. The medal will be given to Caritas by the country’s prime minister.

Caritas provided food and emergency items to thousands of people when floods struck in October 2011. Caritas has also implemented Disaster Risk Reduction programs to help people avoid the loss of life and property during future natural disasters.

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Water management goes solar

Report
IRIN

KRATIE, 14 August 2012 (IRIN) - Floods and droughts are two leading causes of agricultural losses in Cambodia, where farmers have begun using solar power to manage their water supply and counter the impact of increasingly erratic weather patterns.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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ECHO Factsheet Cambodia – August 2012

Facts & Figures

  • €9.15 million to assist victims of natural disasters since 2009

  • €10.3 million for disaster preparedness since 1998

  • €710,000 to address the widespread outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoea in 2010

  • Latest: €5.95 million to assist flood victims in 2011-2012

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Outreach education improving hygiene practices in rural villages

PHNOM PENH [ACTED News] – ACTED has continued its flood-recovery activities in rural Kandal province, Cambodia, shifting focus from well chlorination to outreach education aimed at improving household hygiene practices. Since the start of June, ACTED’s staff have reached 3,470 households through group outreach education sessions. These sessions have covered two topics – hand washing with soap and the safe treatment and storage of household water.

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Cambodia Food Security and Nutrition Quarterly Bulletin, Issue #7, April – June 2012

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Map
World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

• Early and sufficient rain in May contributed to timely rice seeding and transplanting in the second quarter of 2012. Wet season cultivated areas have increased from the previous year’s.

• According to current river levels and predicted weather conditions, the maximum water level in the Bassac-Chakto Mukh station is expected to reach 10.55 m in 2012. When the river level exceeds an average of 10 m in this station there is a probability for floods.

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EU humanitarian assistance to help 70,000 flood victims in Cambodia get their lives back on track

28/06/2012 - Brussels/Phnom Penh: The European Commission is funding five new projects in Cambodia to assist 70,000 victims of the October 2011 floods which affected an estimated 1.7 million people across the country. The projects, costing €3.45 million, will be implemented by the European Commission's partner organisations with experience in the region: Oxfam GB, French Red Cross, ACTED, World Vision UK and a consortium of NGOs led by Danish Church Aid.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Cambodia 27-June-2012

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below average rainfall at the start of the 2012/13 wet crop season

  • Record harvest of 2012 paddy crop

  • Rice prices have come down sharply following bumper harvests

  • The overall food security situation is generally satisfactory but concerns remain for the flood-affected population

Below average rainfall at the start of the 2012/13 wet season

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Cambodia - Post-Flood Relief and Recovery Survey, May 2012

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In September 2011, above average rainfall resulted in severe flooding along the Mekong and Tonle Sap river basins, affecting 18 of Cambodia’s 24 provinces.

The floods were reportedly the worst Cambodia had experienced in more than a decade.

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HKSARG releases $41.53 million for disaster relief outside Hong Kong in 2011-12

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) released $41.53 million from the Disaster Relief Fund in the year ending March 31, 2012 to support government authorities and various relief organisations in providing early relief to victims of major disasters which occurred outside Hong Kong.

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Chlorinating contaminated wells in flood-affected villages

PHNOM PENH [ACTED News]

In Kandal province, ACTED teams have assisted in the chlorination of almost 300 contaminated wells, providing isolated rural communities, affected by monsoonal flooding in late-2011, with access to a reliable source of safe drinking water.

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Keeping Drinking Water Safe from Floods

As floods in Cambodia reached waist height in September and October 2011, inundating fields and destroying crops, the last thing one might have expected people to need was more water. However, Mr. Thouk Reth was one of many in the affected community who found himself surrounded by a world submerged yet wishing for water of a different kind—safe drinking water for himself, his wife, and their two children.