Schools face water shortages and federal government says entire nation is influenced as wet season is forecast to be delayed by months
Behind a clutch of huts that hug the major course in between Cambodias funding and its famous Angkor temples, rice farmers Phem Phean and also Sok Khoert peer into a cement hollow.
It is a number of meters deep, and one needs to crane over the leading to see all the way down. At the bottom, all that is left is a tiny pool of warmer, dirty-looking water; it has run just about dry, together with 2 other wells, implying the farmers and also 4 other family members have just one functioning well left where to consume alcohol. And that, also, is quick running out.
Behind them, numerous acres of dry planet bake under an unrelenting sunlight in a reasonably cloudless sky. If a rice harvest is also feasible this year, they fear it is set to be poor as well as their main worry today is having the ability to obtain adequate water to drink.