Livelihood Recovery Needs Assessment - Cambodia 2011 Floods

01 Oct 2012

Report summary

In the last quarter of 2011, a combination of successive typhoons and heavier-than-average monsoon rains caused extensive flooding across Cambodia. The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) reported that some 354,217 households, or 1.77 million people in 18 of the country’s 24 provinces, were affected. To support the country’s recovery efforts, UNDP Cambodia commissioned a livelihood recovery needs assessment in selected districts and communes in the provinces of Prey Veng, Kratie and Siem Reap. This report contains the findings and results of the assessment.

The purpose of the assessment was to conduct a review and analysis of the impact of the floods on the livelihoods of the affected population, identify opportunities and capacities for recovery, and provide a sound basis for UNDP to make informed decisions on appropriate livelihood recovery interventions. The methodology used was a secondary data review of existing assessments by other organizations, complimented by key informant interviews and qualitative focus group discussions (FGD) with local community leaders and affected residents.

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