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Boeung Kak Family Struggles with Flood

Even though the rainy season has ended for this year, Khoeun Sovat, 42, who lives in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is still dealing with flooding. His house has been flooding for a half month now because of rain. He said he has to pay double for his electricity bill due to using a pump. When the water level was at its highest level, he had to bring his bed out and sleep outside the house.
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A girl is playing the flood water in front of Khoeun Sovat’s house in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 13, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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A girl is playing the flood water in front of Khoeun Sovat’s house in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 13, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

A girl stands in flood water, holding a sleeping mat in front of Khoeun Sovat’s house in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 13, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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A girl stands in flood water, holding a sleeping mat in front of Khoeun Sovat’s house in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 13, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

A girl is playing the flood water in front of Khoeun Sovat’s house in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 13, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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A girl is playing the flood water in front of Khoeun Sovat’s house in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 13, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

Khoeun Sovat sits on a chair in front of his house where flood waters have not receded, in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 13, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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Khoeun Sovat sits on a chair in front of his house where flood waters have not receded, in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 13, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

The flood water from the rain is still there in front of Khoeun Sovat’s house in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 13, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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The flood water from the rain is still there in front of Khoeun Sovat’s house in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 13, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

A girl stands in flood water in front of Khoeun Sovat’s house in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 13, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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A girl stands in flood water in front of Khoeun Sovat’s house in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 13, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

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