ADB Supports Cambodia’s Floods Recovery

ADB3 November 2011: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing emergency humanitarian assistance of $3 million to the Cambodian Government for recovery efforts from recent floods. The grant from the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund will be used to supply rice seed to rural households, along with food and cash-for-work schemes for the repair of flood-damaged roads and support for temporary repairs to irrigation canals.

ADB has also been discussing possible activities to develop data systems and early warning and response mechanisms that would help Cambodia become more resilient to floods. According to ADB, floods are expected to worsen in future as a result of climate change. [ADB Press Release]