Children sit in a temporary learning centre in a village in Prey Veng district, one of the provinces most affected by flooding. After the school was closed due to the floods, students studied at a pagoda and then at other people’s houses. While the school has reopened for a couple of weeks now, Save the Children and local school officials and village elders are hoping these temporary learning centres will become permanent places where children can safely study even after school has finished. As of now children don’t study after school, which starts at around 7 and finishes at 11. Chreykrohim village, Prey Veng province Dec 5, 2011.
Chhoet Choeun, 75, sits in her flood-damaged home in Tamoul village in Prey Veng province, South Cambodia, where she struggles to provide for the three grandchildren who are in her care Dec 5, 2011.
Two of Chhoet Choeun's daughters had migrated to Thailand to look for jobs after their small plot of land was flooded and what they had planted was destroyed. Picture taken Dec 5, 2011.
The water was knee-deep even up in her stilt house. The house is barely kept together, there are holes on the floor and in the palm-leaf walls. Picture taken Dec 5, 2011.
Another flood victim, Vong Kim, stands in front of her house. Tamoul village, Prey Veng Province Dec 5, 2011.
She owes money to the microfinance institution and is trying to improve her life, but floods have made her more indebted. Tamoul village, Prey Veng Province Dec 5, 2011.
Mao Sophat, whose 2-year-old son drowned in the floods, sits with her grandmother who was looking after the child. Kampong Kramourn village, Prey Veng Province Dec 6, 2011.
Aid distribution by Save the Children at a village in Prey Ven. Wat Prey Kanloung, Prey Veng Province Dec 6, 2011.
Aid recipients load items they received at a distribution centre. Wat Prey Kanloung, Prey Veng Province Dec 6, 2011.
A health clinic set up by Save the Children at a village in Prey Ven. Wat Prey Kanloung, Prey Veng Province Dec 6, 2011.
Those living in higher ground are harvesting rice because the water didn’t stay in the fields for too long. 10 percent of national rice production has been lost due to floods.