UNDRR Lauds Cambodia’s Disaster Management

The United Nations for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has commended Cambodia’s disaster management and its effective response to disasters. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Air quality cautions issued for dry season

The Ministry of Environment calls on capital and provincial governors to implement government directives for reducing air pollution, noting a decline in air quality during the dry season from December to April. ...

Kim Yutharo

NCDM calls for better equipment to fight high-rise blazes

The government is being urged by the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) to prioritise firefighting equipment to efficiently combat flames in high-rise buildings. ...

Hang Punreay

Floods affected 20 cities, and provinces in Cambodia, killing 6

Mekong River overflowing and flash floods have affected different areas in 20 cities and provinces across Cambodia, leaving at least six people dead so far, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) spokesperson said on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Flood relief efforts continue in Kampong Speu province

Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Thor Chetha and Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang conducted an inspection of the flood-affected area in Kong Pisei district’s Snam Krapoeu commune. They also distributed humanitarian aid from the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) provincial branch to 120 affected ...

Kim Yutharo

Cambodia’s 11 provinces hit by prolonged rains, floods

Floods as a result of prolonged rains between September 16 and October 6 affected 11 provinces in Cambodia, killing at least three people and forcing nearly 2,000 households to evacuate to safer areas, according to the country’s National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). ...

Khmer Times Staff

Climate change driving rise in natural disasters: NCDM

Over 100 people have been killed, 250 injured and 10,000 homes damaged by strong winds, lightning and fires across Cambodia in the first nine months of the year, according to a report from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Urgent flood warnings issued for three provinces

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has called on the residents of Kratie, Stung Treng and Kampong Thom provinces to be on high alert as the threat of imminent flooding rises. ...

Bor Pich Zelin and Kim Yutharo

Climate change a threat to development: NCDM

Officials have called for climate change-related issues to be taken into account in all future development planning, noting that Cambodia remains vulnerable to an increase in natural disasters caused by climate change. ...

Long Kimmarita

MoE liaise with media on climate change dissemination

The Ministry of Environment has established a liaison between media professionals and journalists to promote the dissemination of knowledge on climate change to local people so that they are prepared. ...

Torn Vibol

Govt, NGO build elevated shelters to provide flood protection

The construction of elevated shelters in flood-prone areas across the country is being undertaken by the government and an NGO to provide safe havens for people during floods. ...

Hang Punreay

Cambodia: Floods affect over 20,000 households in 19 localities

Heavy rains and high water levels on the Mekong River for over the past month has affected more than 20,000 households, causing four deaths and damage to tens of thousands of hectares of agricultural production and numerous infrastructure facilities across 19 out of 25 provinces ...

Khmer Times Staff

National road 76 Mondulkiri – Phnom Penh collapsed after heavy rain

National Road 76 Mondulkiri – Phnom Penh has been temporarily closed since Tuesday after heavy rains and flash floods caused the road to collapse. All vehicles traveling from Mondulkiri to Phnom Penh must now go through Kratie, Stung Treng and Ratanakiri, according to the Mondulkiri ...

Seoung Nimol and Phon Sothyroth

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. ...

Torn Vibol

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.   ...

Tith Kongnov

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) ...

Nov Sivutha

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. ...

Kim Sarom

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. ...

Mom Kunthear

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

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

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. ...

Chhun Sunly

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