Post-Flood Early Recovery Need Assessment Report
The 2013 monsoon rainy season (May - October 2013) saw large-scale flooding return to South-East Asia after a calmer 2012. Consequently, in the third week of the last quarter of 2013, a combination of successive typhoons, a significant rise in the level of the Mekong River, trans-boundary flash floods in the western provinces and heavier-than-average monsoon rains caused extensive flooding across Cambodia. On 18 October 2013, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) reported that the floods affected 377,354 households and 1.8 million individuals living in 20 provinces. The floods killed 168 people, the majority of whom were children (HRF, 2013b).