ACT Alliance Appeal: Cambodia Floods

by Elisabeth Gouel | | ACT Alliance - Switzerland
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 16:39 GMT

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Cambodia Floods – KHM131

Appeal Target: US$ 660,830
Balance Requested: US$407,530    

This full appeal replaces the preliminary appeal issued on 24 October 2013

Geneva, 12 November 2013

Cambodia is experiencing severe flooding as a result of more than average rainfall caused by typhoons and other severe weather systems. The Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers are overflowing and 16 of 24 provinces are affected by severe flooding including in and around the capital city of Phnom Penh.

More than 1,700,000 people have been affected and approximately 119,000 people displaced and about 188 deaths recorded, mostly by drowning. The most affected people are extremely poor families, many of whom are landless migrant labourers, people living with HIV/AIDS, the elderly and orphaned children. Damage to agricultural land and crops has also been experienced and is impacting on poor farmers.  

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), together with Provincial Committees for Disaster Management (PCDM), UN agencies and NGOs including ACT Alliance members have conducted joint assessment in all ACT Alliance target provinces of Ratanakiri, Kratie, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Preah Vihear.

This appeal focuses on recovery rather than immediate relief as there is a huge need to support families in rebuilding their communities and lives.  

The overall goal of the response is to provide early recovery and rehabilitation support to targeted communities, especially in severely flooded areas.

The expected outcomes are:
•    Families’ livelihoods are improved in comparison to immediate post-disaster situation.
•    Families use clean water for cooking, drinking and personal hygiene, thereby reducing their risk of becoming ill.

For the full appeal document, please click here.