The German NGO Welthungerhilfe - out of donations received from German citizens - started already from September 30, 2009 onwards to move villagers from the flooded areas to safer places followed by immediate distribution of food and non- food items in all six districts of Ratanakiri.
Welthungerhilfe provides coordinated help from one set of hands, from immediate emergency aid in the wake of a disaster to long-term projects carried out in cooperation with local partners. In a next step, Welthungerhilfe will start to focus on the recovery phase in the storm affected districts.
Commenting on the German emergency aid the German Ambassador to Cambodia Frank M. Mann said " we are struck by the magnitude of the destruction which the tropical storm caused in Cambodia. International solidarity and support is needed in view of natural disasters. The German government and German civil society are happy to assist the poor people in need of help who have been struck so hard by this devastating storm."