Cambodia launches new information sharing system to protect vulnerable citizens from floods, natural disaster

Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), in cooperation with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), on Wednesday launched a new digital information platform linking remote sensing technology with vulnerability data to measure climate disaster risk and impacts in the kingdom.

NCDM’s first vice president Kun Kim and WFP country director for Cambodia Francesca Erdelmann jointly unveiled the Platform for Real-time Impact and Situation Monitoring (PRISM), which is a web-based platform providing timely information on population risk on multiple types of hazards.

Kim said improving the country’s disaster response was very important to minimize the impacts of natural disasters on people.

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