Duration: July 2011 to present
Human Impact: More than 500 dead, and over 10 million people affected
Long-term Implications: Future food security and livelihoods at risk due to destruction of the rice harvest in some areas.
CARE Response: emergency supplies and assistance.
Many areas of Southeast Asia have been severely affected by the worst flooding in over a decade, leaving more than 500 dead and more than 10 million people affected. Death tolls are rising across Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.
CARE is responding to those in urgent need of emergency supplies and assistance, with an immediate focus on the Cambodian provinces of Prey Veng and Kampong Chhang which are some of the worst affected areas. CARE’s priority is to distribute food and other items such as mosquito nets, hygiene kits and water filters for clean water.
CARE Thailand is assessing and responding to the needs of approximately 25,000 non-Thai migrant workers in affected areas, as well as working with a partner, Friends of Women Foundation, to provide assistance to 3,000 women in three provinces affected by flooding.
CARE Canada is monitoring the situation and is on standby to assist.