Cambodia: “All of the Relief Supplies Will Be Useful. Thank You.”

Mar 18, 2012 22:17
We Have Delivered Food Items and Daily Necessities to 3,000 Households

AAR JAPAN has been continuing its emergency assistance activities in Cambodia in response to the massive flooding that occurred last year. After our distribution activities of relief items on December 29th, 2011, January 5th, and January 12th, 2012, a total of approximately 3,000 households have been reached. In the future, we plan to distribute vegetable seeds to the flood victims so that they are able to grow and eat vegetables. We would like to thank all of our supporters and look forward to your continuous support.




Distributed Items per Family
25kg of rice, 1 bag (1kg) of salt, 1 bottle (1L) of cooking oil, 1 bottle (1L) of soy sauce, 1 bottle (0.5L) of fish sauce*1, 10 cans of canned fish, 1 box (50 packs) of instant noodles, 1 bag of biscuits, 1 mosquito net, 1 blanket, 4 bars of soap, 1 bag of detergent, 1 bucket, 1 laundry bucket, 1 women’s lower garment (sarong), 1 multi-purpose cloth (krorma)

Areas of Distribution Thus Far
2011
November 15th
Kandal Province, Khsach Kandal District, Koh Chauram
200 families
November 15th
Kandal Province, Khsach Kandal District, Prek Ampil
100 families
December 1st
Siem Reap Province, Siem Reap, Krabei Riel
231 families
December 1st
Siem Reap Province, Siem Reap, Sambour
136 families
December 8th
Siem Reap Province, Siem Reap, Chong Khneas
242 families
December 8th
Siem Reap Province, Siem Reap, Chong Khneas
141 families
December 15th
Siem Reap Province, Siem Reap, Chreav
401 families
December 22nd
Siem Reap Province, Chi Kreing District, Anlong Samnor
300 families
December 22nd
Siem Reap Province, Chi Kreing District, Chi Kreing
100 families
December 29th
Siem Reap Province, Chi Krieng District, San Veuy
400 families

2012
January 5th
Kampong Thom Province, Kampong Svay District, Khampong Kou
380 families
January 12th
Siem Reap Province, Chi Kreing District, Anlong Samnor      
238 families
January 12th
Siem Reap Province, Chi Kreing District, Chi Kreing
131 families

Voice of Ms. Eat Thy (43 years old) Living in Khampong Kou


January 5th, 2012- Ms. Eat Thy (right) receives a set of relief supplies.  On the left is Noriyasu OKAYAMA of the AAR JAPAN Vientiane office. (Kampong Thom Province, Khampong Kou)


“My husband normally makes a living by fishing.  Our daughters are 16 and 17 years old. The level of the floodwater became waist-high. I think it took about 3 months for the water to completely subside. We had no choice but to stay inside our house during the flooding and my husband couldn’t go fishing.”

“Before, I used to own chickens and ducks, about 10 of each, and sold them as they grew, but the birdhouse sunk in the floods and all of them drowned. Our banana and palm trees also died after being submerged in water.”


January 5th, 2012- Ms. Eat Thy (right) expresses her gratitude to Tomoko SONODA (left) of the Tokyo headquarters office and local staff member, Socheat (center). (Kampong Thom Province, Khampong Kou)

“I have a disability in my right leg, which makes it impossible for me to go out and work. I had no money to buy food during the floods so I had to make a loan. Our daughters are almost at the age of starting high school, but they would have to commute to the city of Kampong Thom. We currently don’t have much money to spare and I’m afraid it’s going to be difficult to send them to school.”

“Every item that we have been provided will be useful and we are extremely thankful. The rice would last us about half a month. The mosquito net that we are using now is old and has holes in it, and I plan to put up the new one that we just received tonight. Thank you so much.”


January 12th, 2012- Mr. Thaing Thy (right, 45 years old) lost his right foot in a landmine accident when he was about 20 years old. The floods destroyed the rice crops that were soon to be harvested, and the amount of fish he’s able to catch has also decreased. On the left is Tomoko SONODA of the Tokyo headquarters office. (Siem Reap Province, Anlong Samnor)


January 12th, 2012- Ms. Sar Socheat’s (second from the left) rice crops and corn were completely damaged. “I was worried that my 3 year-old son would fall in the water during the flooding. I hope that I can replant the corn.” On the far left is local staff member, Socheat and on the far right is Yuichiro YAMAMOTO of the Tokyo headquarters office. (Siem Reap Province, Chi Kreing)


* This project was made possible thanks to a grant provided by Japan Platform in addition to generous individual donations.


Noriyasu OKAYAMA, AAR JAPAN Vientiane Office
Has been working in AAR JAPAN Vientiane Office since June, 2004. After graduating university, spent 2 years as a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer in Bangladesh. Before joining AAR JAPAN, implemented ODA projects in Fisheries Agency, and then worked on rural development in Nepal for 5 years. (Born in Aichi Prefecture)

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