There have been increasing joint efforts between aid organizations and the Cambodian authorities to offer food assistance to some of the thousands of people that have been displaced by severe flooding recently.
Some 240,000 people have been displaced by heavy rains and according to the World Food Program, 10 percent of the rice crops have been destroyed and 265,000 hectares of rice fields have been damaged, raising
the price of rice by 12 percent.
To contribute to the mitigation of flood impact, Habitat for Humanity launched its first Disaster Response project in Siem Reap. 490 families will be provided with Shelter Repair Kits and Hygiene Kits in Pouk and Angkor Chum districts, Siem Reap province early December this year. Family selection and procurement are well underway.
Amidst the various responses, the need remains high, with families struggling to access food and drinking water, and concerns growing about the lack of access to basic sanitation and shelter repairs.