Flood-Stricken Thailand, Cambodia to Receive Emergency Supplies from Japan

    Flood victims in Thailand and Cambodia will soon receive some relief, thanks to the Japan International Cooperation Agency, which is airlifting tents, blankets, plastic sheeting, sleeping pads, plastic water tanks, water purifiers and other emergency supplies from its Singapore warehouse to Bangkok and Phnom Penh.

    The move is in response to the international aid appeal made by both countries after heavy rains for the past couple of months have caused widespread flooding.

    In Thailand, flooding in the northern and central parts of the country has killed more than 200 people and affected some 2 million.

    Two-thirds of Cambodia, meanwhile, has been inundated, killing dozens, injuring some 20,000 people and affecting more than 200,000 others. 

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