Cambodia – Weeks of Flooding Leaves 15 Dead, 5,000 Households Displaced

Weeks of flooding has caused damage and loss of life in Cambodia, with as many as 14 of the country’s 25 provinces affected.

Floods in Cambodia October 2022. Photo: National Committee for Disaster Management

According to reports from the Cambodia Humanitarian Response Forum (CHF), since 01 September, flooding in Cambodia has affected an estimated 85,482 households across 74 districts in the 14 provinces of Kampong Thom, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap, Tboung Khmum, Kratie, Stung Treng, Oddar Meanchey, Kampong Chhnang, Mondul Kiri, Kampong Cham, and Kampong Speu.

Among the hardest hit provinces are Kampong Thom (29,122 households affected); Battambang (18,786 households); Banteay Meanchey (10,547 households); and Pursat (9,510 households).

As many as 33,165 homes have been damaged, along with 29 health centres, 280 schools, 1,600 km of rural road and 152,386 hectares of agricultural land.

Fourteen people died in floods in Banteay Meanchey Province, and one in Oddar Meanchey Province.

Analysis of satellite-derived flood water and maps prepared by the World Food Programme Cambodia. Image: CHF