2017: The Year of No Rain

The year 2016 will be remembered as “the year of no rain”. This was the high water level this year.

The year 2016 will be remembered as “the year of no rain”. This was the high water level this year.

El Nino came to Cambodia and was merciless in its intensity and duration. On land there were villages throughout the country to which water needed to be trucked in by the military. On the Tonle Sap Lake lower water levels meant that less of the forest would be flooded, lessening the size of the “nursery” for the migrating fish which will lead to smaller fish yield is 2017.

Of course, for TLC the work always continues in spite of what Nature brings our way. It is certainly less comfortable, and without a doubt more physically challenging. But this is TLC’s 9th year of operations, and our staff has learned to accept such conditions as “a part of the job”.

The demand does not go away.

The demand does not go away.

There are still villages where TLC cannot place a floating clinic, and services are being provided wherever there is enough dry space to set up.

TLC knows how to make the best of things even in difficult working environments.

TLC knows how to make the best of things even in difficult working environments.