In 2015 Cambodia established the Law on Disaster Management. The objective of this law is to regulate Disaster Management in Cambodia. The Law on Disaster Management has the following goals; prevention, adaption, and mitigation in the pre-disaster period, due to natural or human-made causes; emergency response during the disaster; recovery in the post-disaster period. The
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This report describes the status of Cambodia on Disaster Management. Cambodia considers Disaster Management as a key component of its social and economic planning. Floods and droughts have caused serious damages and loss to Cambodia. It is clear that these natural calamities have worsened the poverty. Cambodia has taken several actions to deepen its efforts
Cambodia has experienced several notable disasters in recent years. Each of these disasters caused significant damages. Secure and safe access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities are one of the most essential needs after a natural disaster. A lack of these facilities will cause an outbreak of several diarrheal diseases, cholera, and waterborne infections.
Research showed that “countries that develop policy, legislative, and institutional frameworks for disaster risk reduction… have greater capacity to manage risk and to achieve widespread consensus for, engagement in, and compliance with disaster risk reduction measures across all sectors of society.” Cambodia is a member of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response