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Update: Floods Worsen in Cambodia

October 24, 2011

Continued rains have worsened the flooding in Cambodia and in other SouthEast Asian nations.  Over 240 Cambodian deaths have been attributed to the widespread flooding in the country.  Currently, the main concern is food security since large areas of farmland have been devastated and reports state that up to 60% of the rice crop has been destroyed.  The poorest of an already impoverished nation are those who are suffering the most during this crisis.

CCEdFund’s students remain safe and well.

For other students, access to school has been shut off due to the high waters. “1.2 million Cambodian people affected by this year’s flooding. More than 46,000 households have been displaced and 247 have died.” 
http://www.un.org.kh/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=486:flooding-in-cambodia-delays-the-new-school-year&catid=47:features&Itemid=88

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