Cambodia – Almost 1,000 Families Displaced as Floods Hit 5 Provinces

Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management said on 15 August that floods over the past week left 4 people dead and displaced 962 families.

In total the flooding affected about 8,000 families in Preah Sihanouk, Mondulkiri, Kampot, Koh Kong and Ratanakiri provinces.

Most of the evacuations were in Ratanakiri, where 1 person has died and 796 families were displaced, mostly in Lumphat and Koun Mom districts.

Three fatalities occurred in Preah Sihanouk, where 1,736 families were affected, 937 homes damaged and 456 people were evacuated, with Prey Nob district the worst hit area.

Other evacuations were in Mondulkiri and Kampot.Many of those displaced have since been able to return to their homes.

Flooding also damaged parts of the national road network and impacted over 5,000 hectares of rice fields. Full impact assessments are yet to be carried out while some areas remain flooded.

Featured image: for illustration only. Floods in Cambodia in 2018. Photo: Ministry of Information, Cambodia