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Electrolux and Planet Water Foundation bring clean water to communities affected by devastating floods in Cambodia – Tech

Disaster response brings relief to thousands in Bantai Meche’s worst-hit province

Phoenix, 3 November 2020 / PRNewswire / – Electrolux, a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, and the Planet Water Foundation, a non-profit organization addressing global water poverty, have moved together in response to unprecedented floods in the province of Bantay Meeniya . Cambodia.

Typhoon with heavy rainfall since early October Cambodia Caused unprecedented fatal floods and landslides. In the worst province of Banteaya Meinche, more than 4,200 families have been forced to evacuate and are currently living in makeshift tents stationed on main highways that rise above their flooded villages. Access to food, water and basic sanitation has been a major struggle for these families.

Electrolux immediately responded to the critical need for potable water by sponsoring a two-planet water aquablock system that produces 1,500 liters of clean water per hour. Bantai Meinche under the direction of the provincial authorities, Planet Water Cambodia The team has, over the past several days, mobilized water supply systems to support 3,632 families (16,344 people) in the Sin emergency cantonments in Bent Trang and Benta Menchi.

It is based on a partnership established earlier this year with access to clean, safe water in schools in six communities Indonesia And PhilippinesIn 2020 with funding provided by Electrolux.

“Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families and communities affected by the terrible floods in Banteay Meanchey. We are grateful for the opportunity to support emergency efforts. At such times, every single bit helps and we hope that our contribution will improve the daily life of this community as they go through these challenging times, ” Adam stitch, CEO, Electrolux APAC & MEA.

“Rapid response is critical in such emergencies, and thanks to Electrolux’s support, Planet Water was able to mobilize our systems and provide access to clean water to affected communities within 48 hours,” he said. Mark steel, Founder and CEO of Planet Water Foundation. “

About Electrolux

Electrolux is a leading global appliance company that has shaped a better life for over 100 years. We reinforce tastes, care and wellbeing experiences for millions of people, always striving to be at the forefront of sustainability in society through our solutions and operations. Under our brands including Electrolux, AEG and Frigidaire, we sell approximately 60 million domestic products in about 120 markets each year. Electrolux was sold in 2019 SEK 119 billion And employs 49,000 people worldwide. for more information www.electroluxgroup.com.

About Planet Water Foundation

Planet Water Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on bringing clean water to the world’s poorest communities through the installation of water filtration systems and the deployment of sanitation education programs. Since 2009, Planet Water has supported more than two million people in 15 countries. for more information, www.planet-water.org

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