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Mekong drought could hit Cambodia

A “severe drought” in the Mekong River basin could have serious implications for riverside communities in Cambodia, according to Save the Mekong, a regional NGO coalition. In a statement released Sunday, the group stated that the drought “threatens the massive fisheries productivity of the Tonle Sap Lake, where the total fish catch each year is proportional to the extent of flooding, and is central to Cambodia’s food security and economy”.

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