Cambodia: Floods - Oct 2020

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Ongoing
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FL-2020-000212-KHM

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Since October 1, Cambodia has experienced heavy rainfall across much of the country. As of October 12, seven provinces have been affected by flash floods, including Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pailin, Svay Rieng and Stung Treng. The worst affected are Pursat (8,315 households affected, 1,693 evacuated), Battambang (13,180 households affected, 1,570 evacuated) and Banteay Meanchey (2,661 households affected, 262 evacuated). (Cambodia Humanitarian Response Forum & DCA & WFP, 12 Oct 2020)

Heavy rain has been affecting north-eastern, central, and western Cambodia since 6-7 October, also due to the passage of tropical storm LINFA on 9-12 October, triggering floods that have resulted in casualties and damage. In Cambodia, 11 fatalities, over 700 displaced people, and more than 14,000 affected people were reported across Pursat, Battambang, Pailin, Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, and Banteay Meanchey Provinces. (ECHO, 12 Oct 2020)

Severe weather caused by the passage of Tropical Storms LINFA and NANGKA has been affecting Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, resulting in at least 48 fatalities, 15 people missing and more than 830,400 affected citizens, as reported by the AHA Centre. In Cambodia, 11 fatalities occurred and about 67,995 households in 19 provinces have been affected by flash floods. The worst affected provinces are Battambang (38,890 households), Pursat (18,365 households), and Banteay Meanchey (7,034 households). (ECHO, 15 Oct 2020)

Tropical storm triggered rains causing floods in 19 of 25 provinces in the country. Flash floods have so far left 18 people dead and forced the evacuation of 25,192 people according to the National Committee for Disaster Management . A total of 53,169 families or 212,676 people have been affected. 51,133 houses, 439 schools, 137,160 hectares of rice fields, 67,490 hectares of subsidiary crops, and many roads, bridges, canals have been flooded and damaged. ECHO, 17 Oct 2020)

As of 19 October, more than 131,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed and over 12,200 households were displaced. The provinces of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pursat are the worst affected areas. According to Provincial Committees for Disaster Management, a total of 133,400 households have been affected by the floods, and some 319,000 hectares of agricultural land has been inundated. Joint assessments between the Humanitarian Response Forum and the National Committee for Disaster Management are continuing. The Cambodian Red Cross and humanitarian partners are providing food, water, emergency shelter, non-food items and emergency cash to affected households. (OCHA, 20 Oct 2020)

As of 21 October, about 156,137 households in 14 provinces, including Phnom Penh, are reported to be affected by flash floods. In these areas, houses, infrastructure (roads, schools, health centres) and agricultural land have been inundated. The worst affected are Battambang (66,088 households affected, 4,592 displaced), Banteay Meanchey (29,225 households affected, 4,567 displaced), and Pursat (28,349 households affected, 1,934 displaced). More rainfall is forecasted this week. (Cambodia Humanitarian Response Forum & DCA & WFP, 21 Oct 2020)

As of 26 October, at least 175,872 households in 14 provinces, including Phnom Penh, are reported to be affected by flash floods. In these areas, houses, infrastructure (roads, schools, health centres) and agricultural land have been inundated. The worst affected provinces are Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, and Pursat. Flood waters have receded in some areas. More rainfall is forecasted from approaching tropical storms Saudel and Molave, which will cross Vietnam this week. (Cambodia Humanitarian Response Forum & DCA & WFP, 26 Oct 2020)

After the passage of Typhoon MOLAVE on October 29, 121 cities and districts in 20 out of 25 provinces have been affected. At least 44 are dead and 175,872 families affected. (ECHO, 29 Oct 2020)

As of 2 November, flash floods have claimed the lives of at least 43 people, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). More than 792,000 people are affected by flooding and in need of humanitarian assistance, of which over 388,000 people are recognized as poor and vulnerable households. (OCHA, 3 Nov 2020)

After passing through Visayas, Southern Luzon and Mindoro Regions (central Philippines) on 6-8 November, Tropical Storm ETAU was moving westwards over South China Sea, and on 9 November, its center was located approximately 440 km east of Tuy Hoa (Phu Yien, central-south Vietnam), with maximum sustained wind of 65 km/h. Tropical Storm ETAU is expected to reach central-eastern Cambodia on the morning of 10 November. Heavy rainfall is forecast over northern, and western Cambodia on 10-11 November. (ECHO, 9 Nov 2020) The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology announced that the country particularly, the plain, plateau and coastal regions will suffer from the impacts of 2 tropical storms (Etau and Vamco) at least until 17 November. (ECHO, 10 Nov 2020)

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