Man is strong, he can create modern technology, but recently he has been hit by natural disaster. Some countries along the Mekong River — Cambodia, Thailand and China — are challenged with natural flooding. This year, Cambodia has become a victim of flooding which has left over a hundred people dead, and thousands of households destroyed.
Flooding has devastated Cambodia, killing 178 people and causing an estimated US$90 to 95 million in damages as of 6th October. The flood has hit 165,619 households and affected 231,044 families, 1,053 schools, 434 pagodas, 76 health care centers, 304,469 hectares of rice fields, and 10,535 hectares of other crops. The Cambodian authorities are working to find out the exact datas of victims, households, and costing which are damaged by flood 2011.
On 13 October Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen cancelled the annual National Cambodian Water Festival. The amount money which was planned for the festival will be returned to help victims of the floods.
As of 13 October, the death toll has increased to 248 while the flood has damaged 390,000 hectares (16%) of rice fields, threatening about 190,000 hectares (7,74%) of land.
The government, non-government organisations and other generous groups are working closely to provide support for the victims.