Cambodia

ECHO Factsheet: Cambodia

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  • €5.7million to assist victims of natural disasters since 2009

  • €8.6million for disaster preparedness since 1998

  • €710 000 to address the widespread outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoea

  • Latest: €2.5 million to assist flood victims

RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES

The European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has provided funding for humanitarian projects in Cambodia since 1994. A share of this assistance has supported vulnerable people affected by the country’s conflict in the 1990s. In addition, ECHO has responded to the recurrent needs caused by natural disasters, as well as to epidemics.

The European Commission is presently supporting Cambodia as it recovers from the massive flooding which has affected more than 70% of its provinces. It is providing some €2.5m to Save the Children Norway, Danish Red Cross, Oxfam GB and a consortium of NGOs led by DAN ChurchAid. These partners will not only provide food, non-food items and basic health to over 240 000 people in 12 provinces, but also distribute items such as seeds and small livelihood grants to help the flood survivors restart their lives.

The funding for Cambodia is part of a regional funding decision amounting to €10 million for humanitarian aid in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines, which were all affected by massive floods and powerful typhoons in September/October 2011.

In 2010-2011, €710 000 was allocated to CARE Germany/Luxemburg and Health Poverty Action to tackle a widespread outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoea.