Imagine if a city like Chicago were to disappear in a single year. Well, this is happening now with our forests. Every year, the world loses a forest area similar to the size of this major US city.
Cambodia’s forests are under mounting pressure. Trees are being cut down and replaced with cash crops like cashew nuts, and cassava. Many trees disappear due to the need for large-scale economic development.
Increasing climatic events has exacerbated the frequency, severity and unpredictability of disasters in Cambodia.
It’s early Tuesday morning, and along a dike that separates the mangrove forest from the fish nursery habitat, Ream Mosavy, is collecting blue shell mussels. For generations, his community has harvested mussels here, a means to their very survival.
The village of Prey Kuy, in Kampong Thom province, falls in a region blessed with plenty of rain, so one might imagine its farms are bountiful.
As part of the wide dissemination of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment in Cambodia, UNDP conducts a 5-day training on PDNA and DRF in Siem Reap from 15 to 19 January 2018, in collaboration with the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM).
This quote from Gloria Steinman, a renowned American feminist, has never been more relevant.

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