TYPHOON KETSANA RELIEF WORK

Project Relief Work in Cambodia
Objectives

Typhoon Ketsana proved to be one of the most destructive typhoons in recent years as it wove a path of destruction across Southeast Asia; flattening houses and collapsing infrastructure in both Cambodia and Lao PDR, after submerging 80 per cent of Metro Manila in the Philippines, and wrecking life and property across central Viet Nam. MERCY Malaysia responded to the needs in Cambodia.

Project Partners -
Activities

Distribution of hygiene kits which contains of pail with lid & handle, Krama (for men), Sarong (for women), Blanket (family size), Mosquito net (family size), and soap.

Locations Kampong Thom Province
Period 2009
Accomplishments

A total of 800 families from the Mean Chey, Kleng and Chheu Teal commune in the Sandan district received hygiene kits.

Background

Typhoon Ketsana hit the Philippines and Viet Nam before destroying at least 78 houses in the Kampong Thom province. At least nine people were killed when their houses were crushed by the powerful typhoon at the Kampong Thom province, located about 130 km north of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.