CWS has carried out initial damage and needs assessments in their working areas in Svay Rieng, Kompong Thom, Battambong and Bantey Meanchhey, and found that the rice seedling and transplanting phases have been severely damaged if not totally destroyed.
ACT CO is currently working on a proposal from CWS Cambodia in response to the needs of the most vulnerable population in the CWS working areas. The proposal comprises assistance to save what is left of the crop and replant where there is enough rainwater. Secondary crop production will also be encouraged and supported in areas where there is little rain so that people will have some food to eat.
In response to the concerns of food shortage during the coming three months CWS proposes supporting rehabilitation and mitigation measures with Food for Work in the most affected areas. The estimated budget will be around US$ 140,000.
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