In the wake of the Southeast Asia’s worst floods in over a decade, affecting 1.5 million people throughout the region, CARE Cambodia is continuing to assist communities to recover by delivering essential supplies to the country’s worst-affected areas.
Identifying the 4,500 most impoverished families in three communes in Prey Veng province, in the country’s south-east, CARE Cambodia together with the local government, NGOs and the World Food Program, distributed rice, food and blankets, to alleviate some of the disaster’s continuing effects. CARE Cambodia also provided the same assistance with local government to another 1,213 families in central Kampong Chhnang province.
Country Director Stav Zotalis said CARE Cambodia is committed to continuing its community recovery assistance in response to the floods, which began in late September, claiming over 250 Cambodian lives and displacing 70,000 people throughout the region.
“Since the floods hit, CARE Cambodia has worked with local communities to identify the most practical help we can offer, at the time it is needed,” Ms Zotalis said.
“Currently we’re distributing food and blankets, and through continual community liaison we will ascertain changing needs and alter our work accordingly, to support people in rebuilding their lives sustainably, such as by providing rice and vegetable seeds.
“While the water has drained away the devastating effects will remain for thousands of Cambodians, and CARE Cambodia is committed to responding and aiding their recovery,” Ms Zotalis said.