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