|Cambodia's floods hit home|
|Monday, 10 October 2011 09:27|
Cord’s partners in Cambodia are providing emergency relief to families badly affected by widespread heavy rain and flooding which has swept the country.
More than 160 people have drowned and a thousand families have been evacuated to safe areas; country roads have been damaged and forty per cent of crops have been destroyed. There are rising concerns over health and food security issues.
Cord partners, including PNKS and Banteay Srei, are working with the local authority and others to respond effectively. Banteay Srei has already provided emergency relief in the form of medical supplies and agriculture seeds to families in one commune in the Pourk district.
But after the water receded last week the flood levels have increased again making the situation critical. Banteay Srei is appealing for resources from other donors.
Cord Cambodia continues to offer support to both our partners to help them make the best possible response to the flooding.