The Asia-Pacific region is struggling with more frequent and intense hazards such that access to real-time, accurate information can help build resilience among vulnerable communities.
Czech aid group People in Need has installed two sensors on bridges on the Tonle Sap river in Cambodia, to trigger a system that sends text messages or calls to mobile phones warning of heavy rains. Image: Photo Dharma from Penang, Malaysia,CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Floods in Cambodia in 2011 and 2013 killed more than 400 people, displaced tens of thousands, and destroyed crops, livestock, and homes.

Read more: From Bhutan to Cambodia, early warning saves lives in floods


FILE: A 10-megawatt solar farm in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet city on Cambodia's eastern border with Vietnam on June 17, 2017, ahead of its August operation. (Sun Narin/VOA Khmer)

Cambodia should scrap some hydropower dams as alternative energy sources, such as solar power, are becoming cheaper, a U.S. think-tank said.

Read more: Solar, wind advances offer Mekong countries alternatives to dams, coal: Experts


PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved $50 million in additional financing to help boost agricultural productivity and improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets in 271 communes in Tonle Sap Basin, which is prone to natural calamities.

Read more: ADB Supports Disaster-Resilient Agriculture in Cambodia


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