NCDM seeks more funds to buy equipment
The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) needs about $500,000 more to purchase much-needed first aid kits after receiving more than $230,000 in donations. ...
Floods wipe out thousands of hectares of farm land
Tens of thousands of hectares of rice paddy fields and mixed crops were damaged by floods this year with nearly 30,000 hectares of rice fields destroyed nationwide, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has confirmed. ...
Typhoon expected to lash northern provinces, worsen flooding
Typhoon Noru, which is expected to make landfall tomorrow in central Vietnam, will cause flash flooding in northern Cambodia, the weather ministry warned, as other parts of the country are still grappling with incessant rains. ...
Ouch Sony and Khan Leakhena
NCDM holds training seminar on IT tech in disaster management
The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – in collaboration with the Department of Geography and Land Management at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) – launched a three-day basic training course on use of remote sensing (RS) ...
City’s growth has brought new fire challenges
Fire is a primal fear and remains a modern concern, with saving lives and preventing people from losing their homes and possessions the mission of the Ministry of Interior’s Fire Prevention, Extinguishing and Rescue Department. ...
Red Cross gifts 328 houses to veterans
The Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) on March 18 handed over more than 300 houses to veterans in “Bun Rany Sen Chey Damnak Trayoeng village”, Prangil commune, Phnom Kravanh district of southeastern Pursat province. ...
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. ...
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. ...
NCDM marshals resources to weather natural disasters
The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has deployed 82,500 people from various government ministries and marshaled resources such as 1,106 trucks, 320 long speed boats and 179 short speed boats to help rescue people from natural disasters. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Disaster Committee prepared for upcoming flood season
The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has prepared a disaster relief plan to deal with flash floods which may occur during this year’s rainy season, especially in provinces along the Mekong River and mountainous areas. ...
Chhun Sun Ly
Flood shelters in Tboung Khmum ready to go
Tboung Khmum provincial authorities have prepared safe shelters for residents in the event of a Mekong River flood this rainy season. ...
NCDM: flash flood death toll stands at 39
The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 39 people, of them 22 in Banteay Meanchey province. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Floods claim 18 lives throughout Cambodia
The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) this morning reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 18 people, including 8 children. ...
Khmer Times Staff
NCDM puts in place action plans to deal with floods
The National Committee for Disaster Management has put in place action plans to respond and rescue people during the coming flood season, as forecasts indicate that this year’s water levels may be higher than last year. ...
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. ...
NCDM warns of extreme weather, need for action
A National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) report has warned of the danger of extreme weather in Cambodia and a need to take action. The NCDM’s first vice-president, Kun Kim, attributed 95 deaths to 336 rainstorms which hit 22 provinces in 2019. ...
Gov’t demands water conservation measures
The government last week issued a circular to relevant ministries and local authorities to observe water conservation measures following a sharp fall in Mekong River water levels – the lowest it has been in 60 years. .. ...
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. ...
Deaths from natural disasters fall due to improved precautions
In the first 10 months of this year, 131 people were killed and 115,957 families lost their crops and homes due to floods, storms and lightning strikes. ...
Rice seeds provided to farmers
The government has provided more than 1,000 tonnes of rice seeds for people affected by flood and drought to help them restore their livelihood. The aid was given through the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Ministry issues flood warning for 11 provinces
The Water Resources and Meteorology Ministry yesterday warned that 11 provinces risk flooding from heavy rainfall until next week. A ministry announcement said the heavy rains which began yesterday are due to a low pressure system. ...
Emergency alerts are issued as rivers flood
Some 8,000 families in Stung Treng province have been affected by heavy flooding as the Mekong and Sekong Rivers surged beyond emergency levels on Sunday. This resulted in 2,210 families fleeing to higher ground, Stung Treng Provincial Hall spokesman Men Kong said. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya