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Flood in Cambodia

Monday, 21 October 2013

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Cambodia
Date of Charter Activation:
21 October 2013
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNICEF WFP
Project Management:
UNITAR/UNOSAT

Description of the event

Heavy rainfall in October has resulted in flash floods in Cambodia which have taken 152 lives and affected over half a million people.

16 of Cambodia's 24 provinces have been affected by the flooding and the Mekong River was particularly affected, as its water levels rose with the rainfall.

28,000 people have been evacuated to higher ground and it is estimated that 200,000 homes and over a thousand schools have been inundated. 300,000 hectares of rice are also believed to have been lost and 241 km of roads in the country are estimated to be affected by the flooding and debris washed onto the roads.

While the floodwaters have been receding, Typhoon Nari, which passed through neighbouring Vietnam and Laos last week, may have exacerbated the flooding; further prolonging the situation in Cambodia.

Update 3: Flood waters over Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Source: RADARSAT-2 / DMC
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 28/10/2013
DMC: 01/02/2013

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2013) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
DMC International Imaging (DMCii)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Update 2: Flood waters over Kandal Province, Cambodia

Source: RADARSAT-2 / DMC
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 25/10/2013
DMC: 01/02/2013

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2013) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
DMC International Imaging (DMCii)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters over western Cambodia

Source: DMC
Acquired: Pre-crisis: 01/02/2013
Post-crisis: 24/10/2013

Copyright: DMC International Imaging (DMCii)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Update: Flood waters over Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Source: Landsat-8 / TerraSAR-X / DMC
Acquired: Landsat-8: 24/10/2013
TerraSAR-X: 23/10/2013
DMC: 01/02/2013

Copyright: Landsat-8 data and products © USGS (2013) - All rights reserved
TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
DMC International Imaging (DMCii)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood Waters Over Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Source: TerraSAR-X and DMC
Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 23/10/2013
DMC: 01/02/2013

Copyright: DMC: International Imaging Ltd. (DMCii)
TerraSAR-X: © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood Waters Over Northern Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Source: Pleiades and DMC
Acquired: Pleiades: 22/10/2013
DMC: 01/02/2013

Copyright: DMC: International Imaging Ltd. (DMCii)
Pleiades: © CNES 2012, Distribution Astrium Services/Spot Image SA, all rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Overview of Flood Waters Along Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

Source: TerraSAR-X and DMC
Acquired: DMC: 01/02/2013
TerraSAR-X: 22/10/2013

Copyright: DMC: International Imaging Ltd. (DMCii)
TerraSAR-X: German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services/Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT