Guideline for Implementation of the Disaster Data Reporting Forms
Cambodia is prone to natural and human-induced disasters, including flood, drought, typhoon, lightening, river bank erosion, fire and epidemics. As a result of climate change, these disasters have become more frequent, especially in the 21st century, as seen by floods in 2011, drought in 2012, floods in 2013, flood and drought in 2014, as well as violent storms, fire, lightening and epidemics. The impact of these disasters include property damage, loss of human and animal life, loss of livelihoods, crops, infrastructure, and damage to the economy and the environment.
In response to the successive disasters, particularly the 2011 and 2013 floods, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) mobilized its efforts to strengthen disaster preparedness and coordination for better and more effective disaster response, including establishing the Cambodia Disaster Loss and Damage Information System (CamDi) and its website at www.camdi.ncmd.gov.kh, as well as improving the disaster data reporting forms.