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Floods Affect Cambodia

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Severe weather caused by the passage of Tropical Storms LINFA and NANGKA has been affecting Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, resulting in at least 48 fatalities, 15 people missing and more than 830,400 affected citizens, as reported by the AHA Centre. In Cambodia, 11 fatalities occurred and about 67,995 households in 19 provinces have been affected by flash floods. The worst affected provinces are Battambang (38,890 households), Pursat (18,365 households), and Banteay Meanchey (7,034 households). (ECHO, 15 Oct 2020)

Tropical storm triggered rains causing floods in 19 of 25 provinces in the country. Flash floods have so far left 18 people dead and forced the evacuation of 25,192 people according to the National Committee for Disaster Management . A total of 53,169 families or 212,676 people have been affected. 51,133 houses, 439 schools, 137,160 hectares of rice fields, 67,490 hectares of subsidiary crops, and many roads, bridges, canals have been flooded and damaged. ECHO, 17 Oct 2020)

In Cambodia, the provinces of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pursat are the worst affected areas. As of 19 October, more than 131,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed and over 12,200 households were displaced. According to Provincial Committees for Disaster Management, a total of 133,400 households have been affected by the floods, and some 319,000 hectares of agricultural land has been inundated. Joint assessments between the Humanitarian Response Forum and the National Committee for Disaster Management are continuing. The Cambodian Red Cross and humanitarian partners are providing food, water, emergency shelter, non-food items and emergency cash to affected households. (OCHA, 20 Oct 2020)

As of 19 October, more than 131,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed and over 12,200 households were displaced. The provinces of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pursat are the worst affected areas. According to Provincial Committees for Disaster Management, a total of 133,400 households have been affected by the floods, and some 319,000 hectares of agricultural land has been inundated. Joint assessments between the Humanitarian Response Forum and the National Committee for Disaster Management are continuing. The Cambodian Red Cross and humanitarian partners are providing food, water, emergency shelter, non-food items and emergency cash to affected households. (OCHA, 20 Oct 2020)

As of 21 October, about 156,137 households in 14 provinces, including Phnom Penh, are reported to be affected by flash floods. In these areas, houses, infrastructure (roads, schools, health centres) and agricultural land have been inundated. The worst affected are Battambang (66,088 households affected, 4,592 displaced), Banteay Meanchey (29,225 households affected, 4,567 displaced), and Pursat (28,349 households affected, 1,934 displaced). More rainfall is forecasted this week. (Cambodia Humanitarian Response Forum & DCA & WFP, 21 Oct 2020)

As of 26 October, at least 175,872 households in 14 provinces, including Phnom Penh, are reported to be affected by flash floods. In these areas, houses, infrastructure (roads, schools, health centres) and agricultural land have been inundated. The worst affected provinces are Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, and Pursat. Flood waters have receded in some areas. More rainfall is forecasted from approaching tropical storms Saudel and Molave, which will cross Vietnam this week. (Cambodia Humanitarian Response Forum & DCA & WFP, 26 Oct 2020)

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Humanitarian Impact
  115,459
      Affected Persons
28,468
        Families
  1,977
        Displaced Persons

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