Disasters and emergency response

Disaster preparedness and emergency response policy and administration

Council of Ministers approves 2024-2028 disaster planning

The government has approved a comprehensive disaster risk reduction action plan for 2024–2028, addressing a range of natural and man-made disasters, including floods, storms, droughts, fires and building collapses, many of which have been exacerbated by climate change. r ...

Hang Punreay

Government instructs relevant ministries to prepare flood risk map in 3 areas

Government instructs relevant ministries to prepare roadmap for flood risk in 3 areas for easy repair and restoration after floods receded in each area. ...

Hang Punreay

Govt disburses land to over 70 Kandal families

Seventy-TWO families in Kandal province left homeless by flooding have received land from the government to build houses after participating in a lottery for land allocation organised by the Provincial Administration on Monday. ...

Torn Vibol

Ministry of Water Resources to beef up reservoir maintenance

The Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, Thor Chetha, instructed the provincial department to take care of the maintenance and improvement of the reservoirs and dams to avoid any possible incidents caused by floods. ...

Torn Vibol and Hang Punreay

PP Governor orders safety measures to be readied

Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng yesterday ordered 14 district administrations in Phnom Penh to put flood safety measures in place for citizens residing in at risk areas. ...

Hang Punreay

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 ...

Sok Raksa

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. ...

Ry Sochan

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. ...

Lay Samean

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 ...

Sok Chan

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. ...

Pech Sotheary

‘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. ...

Pav Suy

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 ...

Pech Sotheary

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. ...

Khy Sovuthy

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. ...

Ros Chanveasna

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