Since early October 2020, Cambodia has been impacted by multiple concurrent storm cycles resulting in heavy rainfall and flash flooding that has affected 14 provinces. Basic infrastructure such as roads, schools, health centres and agricultural land has been severely impacted, and families have been forced to flee their homes.
The most significant needs of disaster-affected households are food security, water and sanitation, shelter, health, education and protection.
World Vision is responding to the essential needs of flood-affected families through cash grants, water and hygiene projects, and education.
To respond to the need for water and sanitation, World Vision is distributing jerrycans and water purifiers, and identifying safe water collection points. They are providing hygiene kits for women and men along with temporary sanitation facilities. They will also conduct awareness campaigns on hygiene and protection.
To increase the ability of households to meet basic emergency needs, World Vision is providing unconditional cash transfers to the most vulnerable households affected by flooding.
They are also assessing damage to schools and conducting clean-up and repairs so that children continue to have access to safe and clean learning environments.