Cambodia is being hit by widespread flooding with severe flash floods and rising water levels in 17 out of 24 provinces affecting more than 1.2 million people. WFP is launching an immediate response operation to address the food requirements of over 12,000 families.
These 'rice fields' are supposed to be ready for harvest before the end of the year. As a result of the extensive flooding, many rural Cambodians will not be able to harvest their crops. Latest reports indicate that almost 10 percent of rice crops have been completely destroyed. Both short-term and long-term food security is a major concern.
Ty Sokunthea from Prasat Sambo district, Kampong Thom province was displaced from her home and is now in temporary dwellings with her family. Over 34,000 families have been evacuated across Cambodia as a result of the flooding.