Cham fishing boats are in the process of relocating from the tip of Phnom Penh's Chroy Changva peninsula on November 7, 2022, due to the upcoming Asean Summit. (Daniel Zak)

Asean Summit: Fishing Community Near Sokha Hotel Pushed Out

Off the banks of Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva peninsula, in the shadow of the famous Sokha Hotel, the ubiquitous fishing boats and sand dredgers have been replaced by military vessels, and local fisherpeople have been asked to temporarily clear the area with no compensation until the Asean Summit is over.

Si Fah and her son sit on their boat and home docked at Phnom Penh's Chroy Changva commune on May 18, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Phnom Penh Fishers’ Boats, Incomes Plummet in Stronger Storms

Storm surges this month have ripped through a fishing community on the riverbanks of Phnom Penh, sinking boats, belongings and stores of food. Amid warnings of intensifying storms amid climate change, the families, who live on boats along the shore, speak of their anxieties about the future, and say they can only endure.