Disasters and emergency response

Non-governmental preparedness and response agencies

Ministries preparing assistance for poor farmers affected by disasters

The Ministry of Economy and Finance co-chaired a meeting with the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to plan the distribution of rice seeds to poor farmers affected by disasters while flood waters have subsided considerably. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-preparing-assistance-poor-farmers-affected-disasters

US announces more Covid aid

US ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy said the Kingdom’s Ministry of Health has proven itself to be remarkably well-prepared for its mission to prevent the spread of Covid-19 since the earliest days of the pandemic, making it one of the leading countries in the region ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-announces-more-covid-aid

NGOs urge transparency for $52 mil US donation for Mekong region

After United States Secretary of State Antony J Blinken announced the US pledge to donate $52 million to Mekong countries for development, NGOs have come forward asking the government to utilise the donation with transparency. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50908841/ngos-urge-transparency-for-52-mil-us-donation-for-mekong-region/

Migrant workers receive aid

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) visited migrant workers returning from Thailand at a quarantine centre in Prey Veng province. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrant-workers-receive-aid

NGO calls for climate budget transparency

NGO Forum on Cambodia issued a report on Wednesday which said that from 2000 to 2017, some one million houses were seriously affected by climate change disasters. Yet, government spending on the issue remained relatively limited. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-calls-climate-budget-transparency

UN World Food Programme helps Kingdom in disaster management

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) signed a five-year partnership agreement on Wednesday for collaboration on crisis management and disaster risk reduction in Cambodia at the Peace Palace. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-world-food-programme-helps-kingdom-disaster-management

Storm destroys 2,302 houses, injures two people in Svay Rieng

A total of 2,302 houses were destroyed on Friday in a storm in Svay Rieng province, with many collapsing or having their roofs torn off, National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy said on Sunday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/storm-destroys-2302-houses-injures-two-people-svay-rieng

PM: Beware of thunderstorms

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on people to be careful in thunderstorms, which have so far this year killed at least three people and destroyed scores of homes, with more predicted in April and May. The prime minister also ordered the Cambodian Red Cross ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-beware-thunderstorms

Water Resources Ministry seeks more research funds

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has called on the National Assembly to provide more research funds in order to address increasing temperatures in the Kingdom. According to the National Assembly website, the call was made during a meeting with the parliamentary body yesterday ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50582340/water-resources-ministry-seeks-more-research-funds/

JICA continues to aid the Kingdom

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide Cambodia a $30 million grant for the fourth phase of a flood protection project and canal and sewer system improvements in Phnom Penh. The JICA programme officer Say Bora told The Post on Wednesday: “The Royal Government ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jica-continues-aid-kingdom

Government to ratify disaster charter

Cambodia is ready to ratify its membership in the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday. On his Facebook page, Mr Hun Sen said that he met with ADPC chairman Krasae Chanawongse at the Peace Palace yesterday morning and told him that ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50522211/government-to-ratify-disaster-charter/

The NGO flying drones to map flooding

In a freshly bulldozed lot in Kampong Krabao commune, across the Stung Sen River from Kampong Thom’s provincial capital, a team from the Czech NGO People in Need (PIN) is preparing a small Styrofoam drone for a survey flight. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Rinith Taing
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-flying-drones-map-flooding

ADB continues to support disaster management

In order to aid the inclusive and sustainable development of the country, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will continue to support Cambodia in improving disaster preparedness through strengthening its disaster management capabilities. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5085159/adb-continues-support-disaster-management/

‘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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/less-aid-available-disasters-wfp

Cambodian Red Cross raises more than $13M in one day

The country’s political and business elite dug deep into their pockets on Sunday for the Cambodian Red Cross’ (CRC) annual fundraising drive in Phnom Penh, contributing a total of $13.43 million during an event marking World Red Cross Day.   ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodian-red-cross-raises-more-than-13m-in-one-day-112338/

‘Disaster death toll low, cost devastating’

Cambodia has sustained far fewer deaths due to natural disasters than any other country in the region this year, deputy secretary general of the National Committee for Disaster Management Ross Sovann said on Friday, at a workshop coinciding with Asean Day of Disaster Management. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16500/---disaster-death-toll-low--cost-devastating---/

Mekong region gets satellite-data boost

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, USAID and a range of participating organizations have launched a five-year initiative they hope will transform the way in which the government, organizations, universities and citizens use data for research and decision-making. ...

James Reddick
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/15260/mekong-region-gets-satellite-data-boost/

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