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Disasters & Emergencies

Cambodia is considered one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to natural disaster. Over the last few years, floods and droughts have affected thousands of Cambodians, particularly small-scale farmers, rural women, and vulnerable groups such as the elderly and people with disabilities.

Our track record on Disasters & Emergencies in Cambodia

ActionAid played a major role in the response to the devastating 2011 and 2013 floods, the 2016 drought, and remains prepared to assist in the future.

Since 2007, ActionAid Cambodia has also been implementing disaster recovery and risk reduction activities in Kratie, Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey, Stung Treng, Preah Vihear and Svay Rieng provinces mainly with financial support from the ECHO (Europen Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations) and SDC (Swiss Agency for Developmernt and Cooperation).

In 2014, for example, we helped an estimated 56,700 people to pick up their lives after the 2013 floods. Our support involved distributing unconditional cash transfers; and repairing or upgrading 66 wells and boreholes.

Or in 2016 we assisted over 10,000 people affected by drought by providing water filters, building new boreholes and hygiene education.

How we work on Disasters & Emergencies in Cambodia


Disaster Resilience and Water Management (DRAW) in Cambodia

Provinces: Kratie, Stung Treng, Oddar Meanchey, Preah Vihear

Funding Agency: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
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Overall Objective: Increased resilience of communities in Cambodia exposed to multiple hazards and disasters
Objective 1: Improved access for at-risk populations in Cambodia to floods and drought early warning information and dissemination systems
Objective 2: Improved capacity of Cambodian institutions to more effectively manage surface and groundwater resources for better advance planning and support to vulnerable populations

Building Disaster Resilient Communities III project

Province: Kampot

Funding Agency: European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO)

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ActionAid and local partner CWDCC are helping vulnerable communities in disaster-prone Kampot province be as prepared as possible.

‘Building Disaster Resilient Communities III’ project funded by the . (see more below).

Meanwhile, we continue our advocacy work at the national level in cooperation with Cambodia’s Joint Action Group on Disaster Risk Reduction; and co-chair the UN-NGO Humanitarian Response Forum.

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