Cambodia - WFP Provides Emergency Food Supplies in Flood-Affected Areas
WFP launched an immediate reponse to the floods in Cambodia, the worst to hit in more than a decade, providing monthly rice rations to those worst- affected.
Food and other essential supplies arriving by boat to islanders on the River Mekong whose lives and livelihoods have been affected by the floods.
This woman was one of a total of 60,000 individuals receiving emergency food supplies in the first round of food distributions.
Beneficiaries received 50 kg of rice and a complementary package of essential food and non-food items from NGO partner, Save the Children and in other areas from other NGO partners including ADRA, Caritas, CWS, World Vision and CARE.
An estimated 1.5 million people in total were affected by this year’s floods. People travelled by boat to collect their emergency rations.
WFP is working in close collaboration with the Royal Government of Cambodia and NGO partners in monitoring medium and long-term food security needs.
Villagers on this Mekong river island come to receive much-needed food and other emergency supplies ensuring that they can get back on their feet as soon as possible.
WFP Country Representative Jean-Pierre de Margerie (3rd from left) with His Excellency Nhim Vanda, First Vice-President of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) (2nd from left) at a joint food distribution ceremony in Kampong Cham province.
WFP launches an emergency response in Cambodia where the worst floods in ten years have hit the most vulnerable families.