Seven men arrested over illegal Thai logging

Thai soldiers arrested seven Cambodians on Friday who crossed into Thailand from Pailin province while logging illegally.​ Chhun Chheuy, acting police chief of Pailin town, which borders with Chanthaburi province’s Pong Nam Ron district, said the group was made up of Cambodians from multiple provinces. ...

Pav Suy

Hundreds of homes destroyed by storms

More than 200 houses in Kratie and Kampong Chhnang provinces were damaged by storms over the weekend, police said yesterday. ...

Mom Kunthear

Pailin storm damages dozens of structures

Two homes were completely destroyed, while 35 others and four schools were damaged, by heavy rain and strong winds in the western province of Pailin on Friday.The schools remained open despite the damage, said Seng Vanntha, deputy chief of Pailin district. ...

Kong Meta

Riverbanks falling in K Cham

Amid a recent spate of riverbank collapses in Kampong Cham province that have so far damaged three properties, authorities are advising the owners of nearly 40 houses to move their structures. Yesterday’s collapse in the province’s Kampong Cham commune destroyed the Khyol Tonle restaurant in front ...

Pech Sotheary

China donates 10,000 USD to Cambodia on Int'l Red Cross Day

The Chinese government on Thursday donated 10,000 U.S. dollars to the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) to support humanitarian activities. Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo presented the donation to CRC’s president Bun Rany during the celebration of the 151st anniversary of the World Red Cross — ...

CCTV News Staff

Chinese humanitarian aid reaches Cambodian people in E. province

Cambodia on Wednesday continued distributing China-donated relief items to some 3,088 families, who are victims of last year’s flood, HIV/ AIDS patients, disabled people and orphans. Cambodian Red Cross president Bun Rany, the wife of Prime Minister Hun Sen, and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Three dead after storms hit

Three people have died, six remain missing and more than 100 homes have been affected by heavy rains that began on Wednesday in Kampong Chhnang and Kandal provinces, local authorities said yesterday. Prak Sophorn, director of the Kampong Chnnang provincial Cambodian Red Cross office, said yesterday ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Neutrality of Red Cross in Question After Bun Rany’s Speech

It was the bloodiest battle since Waterloo. Yet the carnage wrought 150 years ago by the Italian and French troops, fighting under Napoleon III, and the forces of the Austrian Hungarian Empire, was overshadowed by its aftermath. While 30,000 had died on the battlefield, more than 40,000 ...

Denise Hruby

Myriad flood challenges remain

As the flood levels recede in most of the 20 affected provinces, victims continue facing scores of recovery challenges including sanitation, food security, health and shelter concerns, as well as a lack of potable water. In its fourth report on the flood situation, released yesterday, the ...

Mom Kunthear, Amelia Woodside and Laignee Barron

Thailand hands out Bt6-million aid to Cambodia flood victims

Thailand Monday handed out a financial aid of Bt6 million to Cambodia to help its flood victims. Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul formally handed out the aid to the Cambodian ambassador to Thailand You Ay. nitially, the government would provide barges to help Cambodia but when ...

The Nation News Staff

Cambodia’s flooding brings specter of disease

Flooding is a perennial pain in Cambodia, the low-lying, deeply impoverished nation squeezed between Thailand and Vietnam. About this time each year, rivers swell, lakes expand and villages sink beneath soupy brown waters. But this year’s flooding woes are proving particularly miserable. More than 100 are dead, ...

Global Post News Staff

Cambodia's parliament calls for emergency relief for flood-affected victims

The National Assembly of Cambodia on Thursday called on national and international charitable groups to provide emergency reliefs to flood-affected people throughout the country, a statement said. The National Assembly of Cambodia on Thursday called on national and international charitable groups to provide emergency reliefs to ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Red Cross Criticized Over Slow Response to Floods

With thousands of families evacuated from their homes due to flooding, the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC), the largest and best-funded humanitarian organization in the country, has yet to provide flood aid to many struggling communities, local officials said Monday. Families living in some of the worst ...

Aun Pheap and Denise Hruby

Governor Takes to the River to Promote Flood Response

A fleet of five speedboats set off from Sisowath Quay on Tuesday afternoon carrying Phnom Penh’s governor, 19 local officials, several bodyguards and a press team, as the municipal authorities’ plan to deal with flooding in several districts of the city switched into first gear. Over ...

Ben Sokhean and Simon Henderson

Floods Kill Eight More as Evacuees Face Health Problems

The death toll caused by severe flooding along the Mekong River increased by eight yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths over the past two weeks to more than 20, including 11 children, an official said. Keo Vy, deputy chief of the information department at the ...

Ben Sokhean and Lindsey Peterson

Thousands Affected by Flooding, More Predicted in Coming Days

Thousands of families continue to be affected by relentless flooding caused by heavy rains and the opening of dams in neighboring Thailand and Vietnam, causing a surge in the Mekong River in Cambodia that has inundated communities along its banks. The floods have claimed at least ...

Ben Sokhean and Lindsey Peterson

Storm Kills One, Injures Two, Destroys Homes in Svay Rieng

A storm on Saturday night killed one, badly injured two others and destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes in Svay Rieng province’s Rumduol district, officials said Sunday. Ros Pharith, provincial administration director, said a rainstorm with strong winds hit the prov­ince about 8:30 p.m. [Svay Rieng ...

Ben Sokhean

Hun Sen Slams Use of Wife's, Red Cross' Name to Grab Land

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday accused unnamed individuals of attempting to grab land in Kompong Thom province by invoking his wife’s name and ordered one of his sons to investigate and give back any misappropriated land. According to Mr. Hun Sen, unscrupulous individuals were ...

Land deals? Leave the Red Cross out of it: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen publicly castigated the Kampong Thom provincial governor in a speech on Saturday for allegedly claiming a large portion of land and saying it was needed for the local office of the Cambodian Red Cross, an agency lead by Hun Sen’s wife, Bun ...

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