|LWM - Flood Relief Efforts in Cambodia|
|Written by Sally Lim|
|Thursday, 01 December 2011 17:54|
The rain in Cambodia has finally stopped but not before disrupting the lives of more than a million people and displacing about 100,000 with heavy floods in 17 out of the 24 provinces in Cambodia. Many are still waiting for the water to fully subside before returning to their homes and have their normal life back! It was the worst flood in over a decade, and according to local reports, many homes were being washed away, leaving the people with very few options for shelters. More than 10% of agricultural land was submerged and the only rice crop of many families for the entire year was lost.
In early October, students at the LWM Hostel came to know of the plight of a village where 450 families (about 6,000 villagers) were stranded by the flood for more than a month with no help reaching them yet. The students were moved and wanted to bring relief in some ways to their own countrymen. A special fact finding team of five, including Pastor Daniel of LWM and Chantrea, a student at the hostel, visited the village on October 11 and came up with the following report: