Mr. Mam Sambath, Executive Director of DPA, attended the Conference on the Challenges of Deforestation and Forest Degradation in the context of Climate Change, Development and Biodiversity Loss from 26th to 27th May, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. There were 129 participants from around 30 countries taking part in this conference.
DPA Participated in Green Inclusive Growth Conference at Regional Level and CAFOD Regional Partner Workshop
From the 25th to 26th of March, 2014 DPA participated on the Green Inclusive Growth (GIG) Conference for South East Asia: Exploring Green Inclusive Growth Principles and Practice. This two-day conference was organized at Apsara Angkor Resort and the conference was directed by CAFOD. DPA was an exhibitor during the conference along with other organizations that work at national and regional levels; organizations such as: the NGO Forum, IESR, KSI, Banteay Srey, NGR Solutions, Nature Wild, FOSERA, and Eco Web.
Major monsoon flooding has caused severe damage throughout northeast Cambodia. Many of those feeling the impact of these floods are in villages where DPA has been working with communities to improve their rights, health and sanitation, and livelihoods. To date, nine of DPA's target villages in Ratanakiri province and seven in Stung Treng province have been affected. As the water levels rose, rescue boats have been helping villagers to escape to higher ground, but these people are now in need of emergency support such as shelter, food and clean drinking water. In Stung Treng alone, over 1160 villagers that DPA works with have been affected.
Project staff have been in constant contact with flood-affected villagers and local authorities about the immediate needs of communities. As a result, DPA has spent much of the past week providing emergency relief assistance to those affected by the flooding in its target areas, focusing on the immediate shelter, food and sanitation needs experienced by those displaced.