Cambodia: German relief aid for victims of Typhoon Ketsana

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Phnom Penh, 3 October 2009 - With the aim to support those victims of typhoon Ketsana who have lost their houses due to this devastating tropical storm the Federal Republic of Germany in Cooperation with the German Red Cross has financed the delivery of 250 ceramic water filters. The assistance will help to provide clean drinking water to the victims of the storm living in temporary shelters. Transportation and distribution of the water filters to the victims will be effected via the network of disaster managers of the Cambodian Red Cross and Red Cross volunteers.

The German Red Cross Office for Cambodia and Laos - out of its own funds - already on September 30 had sent a truckload of rice to the victims of the tropical storm. The German NGO "Welthungerhilfe" has distributed food, plastic sheetings and water filters in its project areas of Andong Meas and Taveng.

When handing over the donation to the President of Cambodian Red Cross, Lok Chumteav BUN RANY HUN SEN, on Saturday October 3, 2009 the German Ambassador to Cambodia Frank M. Mann said " we all are depending on international solidarity and support in view of natural disasters. Germany and her people are happy to assist the poor people in need of help who have been struck so hard by this devastating storm."

German Embassy, No. 76-78, Street 214, Phnom Penh, Tel.: 023-216381; Fax: 023-427746