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Cambodia’s Early Warning System 1294: An Adaptable Technology Promoting Safety for All

Recognizing that the lack of flood information and warnings prevented families from preparing for floods, resulting in significant human and economic losses, People in Need (PIN) further supported the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in disaster risk reduction and flood resilience. Thus, began the story of EWS1294 in 2013, in response to the absence of any structured early warning system in Cambodia. Named after the mobile short code “1294”, EWS1294 began first as a voice-based mobile phone early warning information dissemination system piloted in three flood-prone villages in Pursat province in 2013. Over the past 9 years, and thanks to support from international donors and close collaboration with NCDM, EWS1294 has seen progress in its expansion across Cambodia.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Disasters and emergency response
  • Floods
  • Water resources
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright Unclear copyright
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People In Need (PIN), Cambodia

Johanna Legarta, Communications Manager E-mail: Address: # 33 (4th floor), St 71, S/K Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Website:

Author (corporate) People In Need (PIN)
Publication place Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Publisher People In Need (PIN)
Publication date 2022
Pagination 10
General note

The article is published to celebrate World Meteorological Day, 23 March 2022, spearheaded by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), with a theme on Early Warning and Early Action. Read the article on the PIN's website:

Legacy reference document PIN_EWS1294_Cambodia__22.03.2022.pdf
Keywords EWS1294,Early Warning System
Date uploaded March 23, 2022, 05:45 (UTC)
Date modified March 23, 2022, 07:29 (UTC)