The year 2020 has been horrible for so many. Recently, in Cambodia, we had the worst floods of the decade. The floods killed 39 people, with 22 in Banteay Meanchey province, and affected 110 cities and districts in 19 of the 25 provinces and Phnom Penh capital city.
A total of 120,785 families or 483,140 people have been affected, of the 11,554 families or 46,216 people had to be evacuated to safety.
After this horrible flood, many houses were destroyed and families were in unsafe situations. Some families are living in small huts built from pieces of wood from their house, covered in a plastic sheet. Some families have been lucky enough to have relatives who provided an emergency stay, while many more families are struggling to find a safe place to live.
It’s even worse for families who have small children who need a safe and comfortable place to stay at night. Compounded on that are children who can’t go to study and have health care problems.
Through support from Global Ministries and individual donors, CFI has been visiting families to follow up and undertake assessments to provide support to repair homes to ensure children are safe and have a comfortable place to live.
A big thank you to everyone who was involved with this.