Life has been very distressing for many Cambodians since severe flooding hit the country in 2011. And yet in part thanks to the amazing generosity of MaD Cambodia's supporters, there are some encouraging signs of recovery...
However the rains have come early and we have already had severe storms with the roads on days being barely accessible. What this holds in store for the REAL wet season we do not yet know but what we do know is this year we would like to be prepared for any eventual flooding.
Visiting UN assistant secretary-general for disaster risk reduction Margareta Wahlström commended the Cambodian government and NGOs on their efforts to prepare for rainy-season floods.
“I’m convinced the country will be better prepared this year because so much attention has been given to these questions [of preparedness],” Wahlström said on the fifth day of a six-day trip to Cambodia to meet government officials and development partners.
“The ministries and organisations, including local governments, are preparing and thinking about how they can have a higher level of alert for possible floods later this year,” Wahlström added. QUOTED from the Phnom Penh Post!
With your help we would like to be ONE of the NGOs who is prepared and ready to deal with what Mother Nature may well throw at us again. In 5 years here I have never seen a single season the same as the previous... from droughts to severe flooding every year has surprised us!
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