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Flooding takes a toll

Ten days ago, Loun Somaly, 33, left his house to deliver a deposit to the glass workers he hired to replace a window on his rickety sheet metal-panelled house. Ly Sophal, Somaly’s tenacious three-year-old son, followed him outside, asking if he could join. But with floodwater ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/flooding-takes-toll

Flood death toll rises to 9 in Cambodia

Flash floods have claimed nine lives and affected about 5,300 families in Cambodia since last week, a disaster control spokesman said Friday. Keo Vy, chief of the Cabinet of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said five of the dead were children. ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/16/c_132635976.htm

Flash floods hit parts of Cambodia, killing seven people

Flash floods have been hitting some parts of three provinces in Cambodia and have claimed seven lives so far, officials said Monday. Keo Vy, chief of the Cabinet of National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said northwestern Banteay Meanchey and Preah Vihear provinces as well as ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/12/c_132624526.htm

Tropical storm wreaks havoc

A tropical storm that raked Vietnam for the past two days has affected five Cambodian provinces, with severe flooding and damage in three of them. Tropical storm Mangkhut descended on Northern Vietnam on Wednesday and yesterday, deluging the Mekong River and flooding areas of Banteay Meanchey, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tropical-storm-wreaks-havoc

Evacuations amid flooding

Hundereds of families have been evacuated from their homes in Banteay Meanchey province, with about 1,000 more refusing to leave, despite water that is chest-deep in some areas due to Mekong River flooding. The evacuation of more than 500 families began late last week, as heavy ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/evacuations-amid-flooding

Cambodia advises people not to travel by sea on Aug. 3-5 due to torrential rain

Cambodia’s Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Tuesday warned people not to travel by sea from August 3-5 because the country would suffer from the impact of a storm and cause torrential rain. The ministry’s statement said according to the forecast, a depression on the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-07/30/c_132587997.htm

Cambodia exposed to large fiscal risks from disasters

Cambodia, Laos and the Philippines are the three Southeast Asian countries most heavily exposed to fiscal risks from disasters, the World Bank warned yesterday. In its annual economic update on East Asia and the Pacific, the bank said the region was the most disaster-stricken in the ...

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2012-12/20/content_16035026.htm

Country Is Prepared for Heavy Rains, Disaster Committee Says

To make sure Cambodia is ready for potential devastating floods, government officials have created an emergency preparedness plan that includes storing 16,000 tons of milled rice and putting 3,500 armed forces on reserve. [Nhim Vanda, first vice president in charge of the National Committee for Disaster Management ...

Ministries' poor accounting leads to diverted emergency cash

Poor accounting practices by ministries between 2005 and 2010 required them to seek additional government funds to the tune of $578.79 million, which was reserved for national emergencies, according to a multi-year budget analysis released on Friday by the NGO Forum on Cambodia ...

Act on environment, UN urges

The government needs to enforce legislation on protecting the environment, even as it gives away masses of land and resources in concessions, or risk jeopardising its economic future, the UN assistant secretary-general for disaster risk reduction said yesterday. “The most critical impact of disasters today is ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012042755821/National-news/act-on-environment-un-urges.html

Flood challenges still loom

The floodwaters may have receded, but their effects are far from over, with the government, NGOs and international donors saying yesterday they are still assessing the damage as they shift to long-term rehabilitation. Last November, Minister of Economy and Finance Keat Chhon said the government would ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012012754194/National-news/flood-challenges-still-loom.html

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