Alert system warns people of pending disasters nationwide

People living in lowland areas bordering the Tonle Sap Lake, along the Mekong River, and northeastern provinces should register with the government’s early warning system, first vice-president of National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) Kun Kim said.​ ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Figures on flood-damaged paddies across nation released

More than 290,000 hectares of paddy fields were inundated and over 87,000 hectare of paddy fields were damaged across the country as of Oct 27 because of flash flooding, according to a  report from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). ...

Sok Chan

Flood death toll rises to 45 in Cambodia

At least 45 people in Cambodia have died and thousands of families have been evacuated from homes to higher grounds in floods caused by monsoon rains and rivers overflowing their banks, a senior official said Thursday. “In the past three weeks, floods have claimed 45 lives ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Flooding chaos drives families onto safe hill

Recent flooding has claimed another victim, a child in Kratie province who drowned, bringing the total death toll to 30, Keo Vy, cabinet director at the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said yesterday. While water levels are declining across the 12 provinces affected by flooding, ...

Pech Sotheary and Charles Rollet

Floods claim two more

Flooding across 12 provinces has killed another two people, bringing the death toll to 29, an official said yesterday. The deaths occurred in Kampong Cham and Prey Veng provinces, according to Keo Vy, cabinet director at the National Committee for Disaster Management. ...

Pech Sotheary

Flooding’s deadly toll rises

The death toll from lethal floods has climbed to 27, with more than 10,000 families across 12 provinces evacuated from their homes to escape rising floodwaters, according to a report from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). The report, released yesterday, also shows that almost ...

Pech Sotheary and Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Toll climbs as floods recede

The death toll from recent floods has climbed to 20 while rivers engorged with floodwater have completely swept away 10 houses, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management. In Prey Veng, the body of a police officer who slipped into a river while helping people ...

Pech Sotheary

Flooding claims another life

The death toll from recent floods has reached six people, while inundations have caused more than 4,400 families across four provinces to be evacuated from their homes, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management. “The full extent of the damage is not known yet,” said ...

Pech Sotheary

Gov’t says it’s ready for floods

The National Committee for Disaster Management said yesterday that the government has made provisions for this year’s rainy season. More than 10,000 tonnes of rice, emergency supplies and rescue vehicles have been prepared ahead of predicted flooding, committee deputy director Nhim Vanda said yesterday at a ...

Pech Sotheary

Weather damage: Storms ruin dozens of lives, homes

At least 31 people were killed and 64 injured by storms during the first four months of this year, according to figures from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). Keo Vy, cabinet director at the NCDM, said strong winds and rains led to three deaths ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Six lightning deaths, dozens of homes destroyed in storms

At least six people were killed by lightning this week in storms that destroyed dozens of homes across several provinces, officials said Thursday. Keo Vy, cabinet chief for the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said that the six deaths had occurred between Monday and Wednesday ...

Ben Sokhean

Flood repair bill under estimate

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) released a report yesterday showing that only $356 million was spent on the restoration of infrastructure destroyed by last year’s floods – far below the $500 million in damage estimated beforehand. Nhim Vanda, vice chairman of the NCDM, said ...

Sen David

Phnom Penh Airport Hosts Full-Scale Emergency Rescue Exercise

Smoke billowed over Phnom Penh International Airport and people lay on the grass verges near an aircraft simulator on Friday as hundreds of rescue service personnel and firefighters took part in the airport’s fourth-ever full-scale emergency exercise. Hundreds of soldiers and police, as well as actors ...

Khy Sovuthy

Flooding Caused Evacuation of 31,000 Houses

More than 31,000 households were evacuated and 168 people died across 20 provinces during this year’s rainy-season flooding, according to the Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF), which released its final report on the flooding Monday. In general, flooding did not affect Cambodia as badly as in 2011, ...

Denise Hruby and Ben Sokhean

China donates 1 mln U.S. dollars to Cambodia for flood victims

China on Thursday donated one million U.S. dollars to Cambodia for the relief of the flood- affected people. Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo handed over the cash donation to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace in the Cambodian capital. Bu, on behalf of ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

NCDM Lauds Flood Response, NGO Calls for Better Coordination

National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) Vice President Nhim Vanda on Wednesday lauded the flood response work of the Cambodian Red Cross and government, at a workshop to discuss the country’s National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction where several participants focused on the lack ...

Matt Blomberg and Ben Sokhean

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