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2011 Press Releases

United States provides Flood Relief Aid

Released on October 11, 2011

The United States Government, through U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded Save the Children a grant for $50,000 to aid in flood relief efforts. These funds have been provided to Save the Children to assist flood-affected populations through distribution of kits that include tarpaulins for temporary shelter, water filters, mosquito nets, and soap. They are intended to reach 2,215 of the most affected households in the Kampong Cham area. 

This aid comes after a Royal Government of Cambodia report that Cambodia is now in the midst of its worst flooding in more than ten years. 

In response to the flooding, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said “On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I want to send my deepest condolences to all those who have lost friends, family and loved ones from the heavy rains and flooding across Southeast Asia, including in areas of Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Our embassies in the region are working with local authorities and international organizations to assess how the United States can be of help to countries where the impact of the flooding has been especially devastating.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those across the region affected by this tragedy.”