Disabled persons

Development and assistance for disabled persons

PM: Improve lives of disabled

Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged the relevant institutions to improve the living standards of disabled persons in line with the national economy. In a message to commemorate the 21st Day of Cambodian Persons with Disabilities and the 37th International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which ...

Ry Sochan

Blindness increase a concern

At a workshop on Monday, government officials and civil society organisations expressed concern over the increase in the number of people suffering from blindness and visual impairments, with blindness being the most common form of disability in the Kingdom. The workshop on the “Marrakesh Treaty”, ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Ministry requests ADB aid for the most needy

Cambodia on Tuesday requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to consider providing aid – especially to the elderly, people with disabilities and orphaned children. In the meantime, the bank is studying the country’s social welfare system before announcing a raft of technical assistance as part ...

Long Kimmarita

Groups advocate employment for the disabled

Civil society organisations whose work mainly focuses on advocating the welfare of people with disabilities across Asia appealed to their governments to pay more attention to the private sectors offering job opportunities for disabled people. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Ministry plans to support pedestrian welfare

The Land Management Ministry announced last week a series of construction projects to increase safe spaces for pedestrians, including new sidewalks and bike lanes in Phnom Penh and provincial cities.​​ ...

Pech Sotheary

More needed for disabled: NGO

At a workshop to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the Law on the Protection and the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, executive director of the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation Ngin Saorath decried the lack of progress on equal treatment of disabled people ...

Pech Sotheary

Schools upgrade to benefit disabled pupils

A Japanese NGO yesterday signed a deal worth nearly $300,000 to assist four Kandal province primary schools in providing access to education for children with disabilities. ...

Pav Suy

New unit to fix prosthetics

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Cambodia announced yesterday the launch of a new mobile workshop that repairs prosthetics for the disabled in Siem Reap province. ...

Andrew Nachemson

Psychological distress high among disabled

People with disabilities and their families in two Cambodian provinces – Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum – experience significant psychological distress, endure discrimination and stigma and their rights “re-main largely unrecognised”, a new study has found. ...

Sen David and Yesenia Amaro

Disabled deserve jobs: gov’t

The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday once again called on the Kingdom’s employers to hire the disabled, something mandated in a widely ignored 2010 sub-decree. ...

Sen David and Cristina Maza

NGO transfers schools for blind, deaf to government

This week, 25 years after a Frenchmen created the first of five specialized schools for blind and deaf students, it is handing over the schools—plus the tools and expertise its staff developed over decades—to the Cambodian government. ...

Michelle Vachon

Wheelchair accessible tuk-tuk debuts

The maker of a new tuk-tuk prototype retrofitted with a wheelchair ramp hopes to usher in a new era of wheelchair-friendly travel in Phnom Penh. ...

Brent Crane

Premier fed up with insensitive remarks about eye

Prime Minister Hun Sen, who lost an eye fighting for the Khmer Rouge during the April 1975 battle for Phnom Penh, is sick and tired of being called “a blind eye guy”. ...

Vong Sokheng

Prime Minister Hun Sen calls for local televisions to increase sign languages broadcasting for deaf-and-mute persons

Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and his spouse, Samdach Bun Rany Hun Sen, this morning paid a visit to NGO Krousar Thmey in Phnom Penh, where he called for the public not discriminate people with disabilities. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Gov to give drivers licenses to people with disabilities

Em Chan Makara, president of the Disability Action Council (DAC), told reporters that his group will issue drivers licenses for people with disabilities in conjunction with the government. The council will also discuss appropriate vehicles for disabled people with other stakeholders. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Experts say gov’t all talk, no action on support for disabled

Marking the Cambodian Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An encouraged all government ministries to make an effort to employ more people with disabilities, though experts say the government should be more proactive. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Taylor O'Connell

Swiss foundation donates hearing aids to disadvantaged Cambodian children

Hear The World Foundation, which is an initiative of the Switzerland-based Sonova Group, on Friday donated 150 sets of hearing aids to a Cambodian charitable organization in order to help children with hearing loss. Sarah said the value of the 150 hearing aids, hearing aid ...

Xinhua News Staff

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