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Each year during Cambodia’s rainy season, severe flooding causes loss of life, damage to communities and raises the risk for water-borne illnesses for those affected. Last year the death toll reached over 100 and over 60,000 people had to leave their homes. With high water comes an increase in disease outbreak due to water-borne illnesses that spread easily because of a lack of sanitation and hygiene in hard hit villages. The villages that JWOC serve are especially vulnerable and tend to be impacted each year.

This year, JWOC will try a new approach and will focus on emergency preparedness in advance of anticipated annual high water by fielding a pilot focused upon health and hygiene, in collaboration with Angkor Hospital for Children, to help reduce health risks during floods.

 

This training, will focus on basic hygiene, safe drinking water procedures and disease prevention to  beneficiaries from Teaksen Tbong Village.  

 

 

At the training, we will offer villagers the opportunity to purchase deeply discounted health kits. For more information about the training, our plans for 2014 and beyond, and what we learned from last year please click here.

 

$20 will provide one family with an emergency health kit that includes a water filter, mosquito net and soap. Help us provide 60 families with essential emergency provisions. Donate now marking your donation Emergency Preparedness

 

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