The World Risk Report 2019 included Fiji and Cambodia in its top 20 most at-risk countries due to their high exposure to climate-related hazards. The Mekong River that runs in the middle of Kratie province is susceptible to climate change effects such as temperature rise and changing rainfall patterns, making the area highly flood-prone.
Households in Kratie’s Prek Prasop district live with seasonal floods, and to cope with it, they have built their houses on stilts. Between 1996 to 2017, severe floods have affected more than half a million residents in Kratie province.
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