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13 Dec 2018 description

Siem Riep, December 7 2018 – With support from the UN Development Programme, Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management is increasing capacity on preparedness for recovery by localising international guidelines on post-disaster needs assessment and disaster recovery, and building the capacity of national and provincial officials to implement those guidelines

03 Dec 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations in honoring International Day of People with Disabilities. Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations has outlined and reiterated its commitment to calling for the creation of inclusive, accessible and sustainable societies and communities. In 1981, the United Nations proclaimed Dec. 3 as a recognized day for the celebration of the achievements of people living with disabilities across the world.

26 Nov 2018 description

Phnom Penh, November 26 2018 – Under an ongoing collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and NGO People in Need, Cambodia’s push for nation-wide disaster preparedness has been boosted with the installation of new water-level stations and engagement with communities in the flood-prone coastal provinces of Koh Kong and Sihanoukville.

22 Nov 2018 description

Phnom Penh, 22 November 2018 - In a bid to increase school safety in Cambodia’s most vulnerable communities, UNDP and Save the Children have joined hands in the coastal province of Koh Kong. The collaboration marks a fresh partnership between the two organisations on promoting local school-level disaster preparedness while also supporting the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport’s national disaster management strategy.

20 Nov 2018 description
report APOPO

By Michael Heiman | Country Program Manager, APOPO Mine Action Cambodia

APOPO is now clearing minefields near Preah Vihear temple.

APOPO is delighted to announce support from the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that allows for the expansion of the Cambodia landmine clearance program into the province of Preah Vihear.

17 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

Friday’s historic conviction of two former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia on genocide charges has been welcomed by the United Nations Special Adviser on the issue.

In a statement, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, described the conviction by a UN-backed international tribunal in Cambodia as “a good day for justice”, adding that “it demonstrates that justice will prevail, and that impunity should never be accepted for genocide and other atrocity crimes.”

24 Oct 2018 description

17 October 2018 – The Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA), with support from the UN Development Programme, arranged a consultation meeting with potential donors for the fourth phase of the Clearing for Results Programme (CfR4), which aims to secure access to safe land and improve rural livelihoods. The project acts as a transition phase for the programme as it moves from a humanitarian response to a human development-centered approach.

22 Oct 2018 description

By Jared Ferrie and Annie Banerji

OU KRALANH, Cambodia/TOLAKCHUIN, India, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Phally Chhiv placed a pot of simmering soup filled with fish and greens on a wooden platform outside her one-room home in northwestern Cambodia - using nutrient-packed minnows that experts hope can help to end global hunger.

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

186 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 407,878 cash based transfers made

WFP Cambodia’s operations are fully funded for 2018 thanks to the generous contributions of partners.

335,200 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

02 Oct 2018 description
report UN Democracy Fund

Climate resilience is essential to building sustainable communities. Women play a key role in local adaptation and mitigation efforts with regard to climate change, but in Cambodia they have limited access to decision-making processes. The Cambodian Development Resource Institute under its UNDEF grant is empowering women and women’s groups to promote and advocate for climate change adaptation initiatives.

25 Sep 2018 description

25 September 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia - In Cambodia’s Koh Kong and Sihanoukville Provinces, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and NGO People in Need are preparing to extend an early warning system using SMS-based technology linked with data from recently installed automatic weather and hydrological stations, and the existing platform of EWS1294.

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

932 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 22,164 cash based transfers made

WFP Cambodia’s operations are fully funded for 2018 thanks to the generous contributions of partners.

335,200 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

29 Aug 2018 description

Highlights and Key Priority

  • Water are seceding in most provinces, however in some area more slowly than expected.

  • National and sub-national authority, the Cambodia Red Cross and International and Local NGOs continue assisting the affected population particularly with food and non-food items (NFI) distributions, and in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter, health, education and protection.

  • Sizable of families affected in the provinces of Kampong Cham, Prey Veng, Kratie and Tbong Khmom.

22 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

More than 1,000 families in northeast Cambodia’s Stung Treng province are facing extreme difficulties after heavy rainfall led a tributary of the Mekong River to flood their commune for the third time in a month, according to residents, who said a controversial hydropower dam was to blame.

Pey Mey, a resident of Sesan district’s Talat commune, told RFA’s Khmer Service on Tuesday that the Sesan River had overflowed its banks for the third time since the end of July, forcing the families from five villages in the commune to evacuate to higher ground.

18 Aug 2018 description

Highlights and Key Priority

  • Water are seceding in most provinces, however in some area more slowly than expected.

  • National and sub-national authority, the Cambodia Red Cross and International and Local NGOs continue assisting the affected population particularly with food and non-food items (NFI) distributions, and in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter, health, education and protection.

  • Sizable of families affected in the provinces of Kampong Cham, Prey Veng, Kratie and Tbong Khmom.

13 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

Situation Overview:

Due to the monsoon season and heavy rainfall resulting from Tropical Storm SON-TINH passing over Northern, Central and Southern Laos PDR. The storm leading flood flowing from the broke Sepa- Nam Noi in Attapeu Province, Laos PDR causing flooded and affected the downstream to 5 provinces and a city along Mekong river. In addition, there are 6 provinces were affected by flash floods and heavy rain.

08 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

Flood Affected Update:

Due to the monsoon season and heavy rainfall resulting from Tropical Storm SON-TINH passing over Northern, Central and Southern Laos PDR. The storm leading flood flowing from the broke Sepa- Nam Noi in Attapeu Province, Laos PDR causing flooded and affected the downstream to 4 provinces and a city along Mekong river and leading as result of flash flooding in other 4 provinces at the south and 1 at the northwest part of Cambodia.

Key action:

03 Aug 2018 description
report Floodlist

1 AUGUST, 2018 BY RICHARD DAVIES

Overflowing rivers have caused severe flooding in parts of South East Asia over the last few days. Around 8,000 people have evacuated their homes in parts of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Meanwhile at least 100 people are still missing after a dam collapsed in Laos and over 120,000 people have been displaced by flooding in parts of Myanmar.

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