Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Development and assistance for ethnic minorities and indigenous people

NGO, indigenous communities call for stronger conservation efforts

The NGO Forum on Cambodia and indigenous communities have called for stronger efforts on the conservation of indigenous languages and the development of indigenous peoples in the Kingdom. The request was made as more than 300 million indigenous people in over 90 countries around the world ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642249/ngo-indigenous-communities-call-for-stronger-conservation-efforts/

Stung Treng authority agrees to Bunong request

Stung Treng provincial authorities have unanimously agreed to the request and conditions of the ethnic Bunong community members from Kbal Romeas village who have been impacted by the Lower Sesan II dam in the province. However, the authorities are still considering requests and conditions laid down ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-authority-agrees-bunong-request

Organisations back Kuoy land claims

Two organisations aiming to restore indigenous land around the world on Wednesday expressed concern over land in Preah Vihear province after a major Chinese conglomerate began developing it with approval of the government. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50521266/organisations-back-kuoy-land-claims/

Dam-affected villagers make case to UN envoy

The UN special rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia met with Stung Treng Governor Mom Saroen yesterday to discuss the plight of ethnic minorities in the province affected by the Lower Sesan 2 dam project. ...

Jack Davies
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dam-affected-villagers-make-case-un-envoy

More Montagnards opt to return home

More Montagnard asylum seekers are planning to return to home amid cuts in United Nations-provided food rations.Vivian Tan, regional spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), said more than 10 indigenous Christian Montagnards had requested assistance in returning to Vietnam. ...

Alice Cuddy and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-montagnards-opt-return-home

17 Montagnards prepare for return to Vietnam

More Montagnard asylum seekers prepared to return to Vietnam yesterday after giving up on obtaining refugee status in Phnom Penh, while five Rohingya refugees set off for resettlement in Canada. ...

Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/17-montagnards-prepare-return-vietnam

Ministry requests governor response to minorities

The Interior Ministry on Friday released a letter that it sent to Mondolkiri provincial governor Eng Bunheang asking him to respond to a petition—filed last month and thumbprinted by 900 members of 17 ethnic minority Bunong communities—requesting his removal. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-requests-governor-response-to-minorities-100365/

A dreaded homecoming

With the deadline looming for hundreds of Montagnard asylum seekers in Cambodia to return “voluntarily” to the site of their alleged persecution or be forced back across the border, a group who have spent months living in the shadows this week spoke out about their ...

Alice Cuddy and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dreaded-homecoming

Community defends sisters in sex-slave case

The relatives and neighbors of two sisters who were arrested in Phnom Penh last week over the alleged sexual enslavement of their 13-year-old niece are angry. Members of the mostly Cham Muslim community living along the Tonle Sap river in Russei Keo district’s Chraing Chamreh ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/community-defends-sisters-in-sex-slave-case-91346/

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