Cambodia 2011 Floods
Cambodia was affected by the worst floods since at least 10 years, jeopardising the future of thousands of families. If on October 11th, the death toll stood at 206 dead, also over 100000 hectares of ricefields were inundated, threatening the livelihood of thousands as their rice harvest, due from November to January is compromised. For farmers who rely on their yearly harvest to make ends meet for the coming year, this means having either to borrow money to buy seeds or rice, or it means having to sell the land. The burden of additional costs of transport, caused by the destruction or lack of access to hundred of kilometers of country roads, of having to buy fodder for the cattle, further fragilises the existence of the farmers.