Disasters and emergency response
Disaster preparedness and emergency response policy and administration
Cash transfer programme for flood affected families completed
The cash transfer programme launched by the government to support vulnerable families affected by last year’s flood has come to an end. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Financial relief for flood-hit families ends
The Cambodian government has decided to end the implementation of the cash assistance programme for vulnerable households affected by floods on March 10 and gave those beneficiaries until March 18 to file any complaints, according to a March 10 notice from the Ministry of Social ...
Cambodia faces drought in 2023
Authorities have sent out a warning that 2023’s dry season will bring droughts countrywide, with residents urged to use water sparingly. ...
Ministry of Social Affairs urges local officials to implement cash support programs for vulnerable families in face of inflation, floods
Secretary of State of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Sok Buntha urged relevant officials to be clear about the implementation of cash support programs for vulnerable families during inflationary pressures and floods. ...
Khmer Times Staff
PM suggests establishment of emergency seed supplies
Prime Minister Hun Sen has told Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina to devise plans for guaranteeing a steady supply of high-quality seeds of the many varieties that the government currently stockpiles. ...
Search-rescue units get specialised prep for natural disasters
The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) held a training course on techniques for search and rescue operations to further strengthen the skills of Cambodia’s emergency responders and improve their efficiency. ...
Cambodian blue helmets training for CAR mission
Thirty-seven trainees from the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces (NPMEC) are training to rescue victims of natural disasters at the naval command in preparation for a UN “blue helmet” mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2022, a senior official said. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Project aims to aid 10,000 of the most vulnerable hit by virus
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will sign a project agreement today to directly support 10,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Siem Reap and Banteay Meanchey ...
Governors advised to strengthen disaster response
The Ministry of Health yesterday advised municipal and provincial governors to strengthen their emergency preparedness and response capabilities ahead of natural disasters. ...
‘Disabled people worst hit by natural disasters’
Speaking at a workshop entitled Disability Inclusion into Climate Change in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Jolly, who is the climate change adaptation consultant at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), requested the government to consider the difficulties facing people with disabilities when drafting government policy ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
British woman injured by wild buffalo
A British tourist was seriously injured on both legs yesterday after being gored by a water buffalo while walking through a forest to visit a beach on Koh Rong Samloem. ...
Phnom Penh City Hall unveils disaster plan
City Hall yesterday released Phnom Penh’s first ever disaster response plan, which promises to better prepare the capital for emergencies, especially floods and fires. The 73-page Emergency Response Preparedness Plan (EPRP) will be distributed to officials down to the commune level and designates responsibilities for preparing ...
Ouk Suntharoth and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
Ministry issues rice wine warning
The Health Ministry has asked people to be careful when purchasing rice wine for Chinese New Year to avoid negative health effects following two deaths and more than ten cases of poisoning from rice wine consumption in 2017.Chinese New Year takes place next week from ...
Kampong Cham tourist site planned
More than 5,000 sugar palm trees will be planted at an ancient historical site in Kampong Cham province’s Srei Santhor district in an effort to turn the area into a tourist attraction. ...
Adding wells a shallow plan, research suggests
In its annual report on disaster preparedness, the National Committee for Disaster Management yesterday affirmed that last year’s drought was the worst in 50 years and recommended the construction of new wells to alleviate future dry spells – despite serious risks identified by recent research. ...
Martin de Bourmont and Sen David
Ministry issues measures meant to counter wildfires
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries on Monday signed off on a list of seven measures intended to guard against forest fires, although details on implementation remained scarce yesterday and observers said they expected little to come of the new document. ...
Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
‘Less aid available’ for disasters: WFP
The head of the World Food Programme in Cambodia has labelled the government’s drought preparation and response “insufficient” and warned that the Kingdom must be prepared to receive less help in the future. ...
Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Kong Meta
New fire trucks head to provinces
More than 100 new fire engines were provided to provincial police stations across the Kingdom in an effort to bolster the country’s firefighting capacity, Interior Minister Sar Kheng announced yesterday. ...
Animals die as Cambodia is gripped by worst drought in decades
Behind a clutch of huts that hug the major route between Cambodia’s capital and its famed Angkor temples, rice farmers Phem Phean and Sok Khoert peer into a cement hollow. ...
Fires burn large parts of Battambang forest
Fires have consumed more than 2,000 hectares of Prek Toal protected area in Battambang, killing some animals and destroying the breeding sites of multiple endangered species, Prek Toal project managers said yesterday. ...