Cambodia, Flooding affecting Mekong River Area

01:00 Sep 24 2013 Mekong River Basin area

GLIDE: FL-2013-000131-KHM

The monsoon and the Typhoon Usagi has influenced heavy rain intensity in Cambodia over the last two weeks. As a consequent, flooding occurred in 121 districts of 17 provinces in the region due to the overflow of Mekong River. Based on the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM)report, the incident has caused so far:

- 168 death and 29 injured
- 377,354 families were affected
- 31,314 families were evacuated
- 231,484 houses affected
- 287 houses damaged
- 1,242 schools, 533 pagodas and 78 health centres were affected
- 344,248 ha of paddy field were damaged

Currently, the government has provided assistance to the victime. The Prime Minister has ordered the authorized agencies to continuously monitor the situation and safe the affected people.

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