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Named after the government-supported mobile short code ‘1294’, EWS1294 is a free mobile phone service developed by NGO People in Need in Cambodia following severe flooding in 2013. The service is a practical means for Cambodians to receive early warning messages. According to a 2016 study, more than 96% of Cambodians report owning a phone, and more than 99% are reachable through some sort of phone. 

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When a disaster strikes, its impacts are not equal -- women, children, the elderly, migrants and the poor are frequently disproportionately affected.

Under the project ''Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems to Support Climate-Resilient Development' , UNDP Cambodia partnered with Action Aid Cambodia to increase gender equality in disaster risk reduction and early warning systems across Cambodia.

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“We know that around the world, the impacts of climate change and disasters disproportionally affect women and that rural women are particularly vulnerable...To build their resilience – and that of their communities at large – it’s critical they’re actively involved." While gender equality is improving in Cambodia – for example in primary and secondary education and maternal mortality – their representation in local and national decision-making remains limited.

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