Disasters and emergency response

Non-governmental preparedness and response agencies

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/

Red cross opens luxury hotel in Preah Vihear

Pa Socheatvong, the Phnom Penh governor and head of the Phnom Penh branch of the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC), oversaw the opening of a luxury six-story hotel in Preah Vihear City on Monday, officials said. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/red-cross-opens-luxury-hotel-in-preah-vihear-93050/

Somaly Mam Foundation closes down

Months after announcing the resignation of its founder and promising to start afresh to continue its “vital work” protecting vulnerable girls in Cambodia, the U.S.-based Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF) announced Saturday that it has ceased operations, telling supporters to turn to other organizations to help ...

Chris Mueller
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/somaly-mam-foundation-closes-down-70300/

Cambodian court charges French organization director with rape, sexual molestation

A Cambodian court on Friday accused Philippe Broaly, 49, director of Enfants du Cambodge, of rape and sexual molestation after he has allegedly sexually exploited seven boys living in his organization, a senior police officer confirmed. “The Preah Sihanouk provincial court formally charged the French ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/euruope/2014-10/17/c_133724839.htm

Rights group claims continued harassment in Oddar Meanchey

NGO workers interviewing evictees in Oddar Meanchey province said police pulled their car over without cause on Saturday and tried to seize one of their cameras, the third reported case of authorities in the area harassing the group’s staff in the past month. ...

Mech Dara and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rights-group-claims-continued-harassment-in-oddar-meanchey-69650/

19 killed in Cambodia floods

At least 19 people were killed and thousands have been evacuated from their homes in Cambodia due floods caused by heavy rains and overflowing rivers, an official said Saturday. According to the official, more than 8,000 families have been evacuated to higher grounds, Xinhua reported. ...

Free Press Journal News Staff
http://freepressjournal.in/19-killed-in-cambodia-floods/

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