Cambodia: Floods - Sep 2011

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Heavy rains and overflow of the Mekong river since the second week of August 2011 affected 18 provinces out of 24 in Cambodia, destroying crops and communal infrastructure and affecting more than 1.2 million people overall. 247 deaths were reported. Land was covered by standing flood water for months and only started receding in December. (IFRC, 2 Dec 2012)

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