Disasters and emergency response

Sweden grants Covid-19 relief funds to Cambodia

The Embassy of Sweden has announced a COVID-19 response package to financially support rural communities in Cambodia through tree planting activities. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776808/sweden-grants-covid-19-relief-funds-to-cambodia/

Minister reassures Cambodia’s response to COVID-19 fallouts

Vongsey Vissoth has reiterated the Royal Government of Cambodia’s promising response to the fallouts of the COVID-19. National budget has been reprioritised to allocate about $1 billion to address the emergency areas. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776547/minister-reassures-cambodias-response-to-covid-19-fallouts/

Each flood-stricken farming family to receive 100kg of rice seed

The Royal Government of Cambodia has announced to distribute to each flood-hit farmer family 100 kilogramme of rice seed, and six types of subsidiary crops to other affected families that do not do the rice cultivation. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776569/each-flood-stricken-farming-family-to-receive-100kg-of-rice-seed/

Floods in Cambodia claim 40n lives as rescue efforts intensify

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 40 people. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776800/floods-in-cambodia-claim-40n-lives-as-rescue-efforts-intensify/

More rain forecast due to storm Molave, amid flooding crisis

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday announced that tropical storm Molave, currently causing havoc as it crosses the Philippines, will soon drop further rain on Cambodia, already suffering from devastating floods. Cambodia expects the impact of Molave from October 28 through 29, with ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776745/more-rain-forecast-due-to-storm-molave-amid-flooding-crisis/

Gov't Says Cambodia Facing Most Severe Flooding in Years

The flooding was caused by torrential rainfall from tropical storms, and has killed at least 12 people and affected more than 30,000 households across 17 provinces nationwide, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM).​ ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/govt-says-cambodia-facing-most-severe-flooding-in-years/5621010.html

NCDM: flash flood death toll stands at 39

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 39 people, of them 22 in Banteay Meanchey province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776124/ncdm-flash-flood-death-toll-stands-at-39/

C-19 vaccine promised: Doses to be provided for three percent of population first

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that Cambodia will receive COVID-19 vaccines for three percent of the population when they are officially released.   ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775593/c-19-vaccine-promised-doses-to-be-provided-for-three-percent-of-population-first/

Japan offers $239 million in emergency assistance

Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Motegi Toshimitsu announced yesterday Japan will provide $239 million in emergency financial assistance to support Cambodia, saying it “has suffered from adverse economic impacts as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).”   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775690/japan-offers-239-million-in-emergency-assistance/

PM asks banks and microfinance to delay loan repayment for flood victims

Prime Minister Hun Sen has appealed to all banks and microfinance institutions nationwide to understand the difficulties faced by flood victims who owe them, asking them to delay repayment or reduce the interest rate during the flooding. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775521/pm-asks-banks-and-microfinance-to-delay-loan-repayment-for-flood-victims/

Cambodia logs a new COVID-19 case, bringing tally to 286

In two consecutive days, Cambodia registered another new imported case of COVID-19 on a Polish man today, raising the tally of infections to 286.   ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775390/cambodia-logs-a-new-covid-19-case-bringing-tally-to-286/

Rice exports ‘unaffected by rain’

Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has claimed that the floods, which have had the biggest impact on the agriculture sector, will not hurt the country’s rice exports this year. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775239/rice-exports-unaffected-by-rain/

GDP numbers rendered uncertain by floods

Flooding has created uncertainty over the Kingdom’s economic outlook this year, with various figures bandied about and thousands of households and paddies affected. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775085/gdp-numbers-rendered-uncertain-by-floods/

Economy damaged by severe rain, flooding

Flooding has caused delays in the transportation of goods for many days as national roads suffer damage, costing the country’s economy dearly because the government will have to spend more on repairs. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774871/economy-damaged-by-severe-rain-flooding/

Floods are ‘Natural’, PM says, but experts note changes to lakes, climate

With more heavy rainfall expected this weekend and ongoing flooding that has killed at least 21 people this month, Prime Minister Hun Sen cast doubt that the in-filling of capital lakes had contributed to severe flooding in Phnom Penh. ...

Matt Surrusco
https://vodenglish.news/floods-are-natural-pm-says-but-experts-note-changes-to-lakes-climate/

Floods claim 18 lives throughout Cambodia

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) this morning reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 18 people, including 8 children. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774057/floods-claim-18-lives-throughout-cambodia/

More positive outlook for Kingdom’s economy

Global financial institutions have provided a more positive outlook for Cambodia’s economic outlook because the country has been far less affected by COVID-19 than others. Cambodia’s Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) claimed that the prediction is based at least in part on the government’s ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773770/more-positive-outlook-for-kingdoms-economy/

Roadmap to restore tourism discussed

The Ministry of Tourism and the private sector have discussed a nearly 200-page draft roadmap to restore the tourism sector during and after the COVID-19 crisis for the period 2020-2025. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773942/roadmap-to-restore-tourism-discussed/

FAO ready to respond to food security needs in Cambodia

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) yesterday confirmed that it and its partners stand ready to support the Cambodian government to respond to COVID-19 and ensure sustainable food systems. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773723/fao-ready-to-respond-to-food-security-needs-in-cambodia/

Thousands still suffering from floods

A National Committee for Disaster Management report released yesterday said that severe flooding continues to impact some 193,268 people across the Kingdom. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773724/thousands-still-suffering-from-floods/

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