UN Funds IOM Cambodia Flood Relief

Posted: 
10/27/11

The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has contributed USD
342,000 to help IOM to provide emergency shelter and essential
non-food relief items to 25,000 Cambodians affected by the
country's worst floods in over a decade.

The money will provide each of 5,000 families with a plastic
tarpaulin, a plastic ground sheet, ropes, tent poles and a portable
clay oven.

They will also receive a basic tool kit comprising a hammer,
saw, knife, axe, spade and hoe to allow them to start to rebuild
their homes and restart their livelihoods after the water
subsides.

IOM will start to distribute the aid next week in three of the
worst hit provinces – Prey Veng, Svay Rieng and Kampong
Cham.

The floods in Cambodia have already caused 247 deaths and
affected the lives of some 1.5 million people. At least 46,000
families have been displaced by the floodwaters.

For more information please contact:

Casey McCarthy

E-mail: "mailto:Casey.McCarthy@one.un.org">Casey.McCarthy@one.un.org

or

Iuliana Stefan

Tel: +855.2321.6532

E-mail: "mailto:istefan@iom.int">istefan@iom.int