Disasters and emergency response

Local, Finnish Red Crosses set to assist four provinces

The Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) has signed an agreement with the Finnish Red Cross (FRC) on a programme to promote humanitarian and community health activities in four provinces. ...

Yuth Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/local-finnish-red-crosses-set-assist-four-provinces

Kandal governor requests emergency assistance for southeast Takhmao flood victims

Kandal provincial governor Kong Sophorn has instructed Takhmao town officials to prepare makeshift tents and toilets as well as clean drinking water sources for recent flood victims, and have a medical team on standby. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-governor-requests-emergency-assistance-southeast-takhmao-flood-victims

Four million international tourists expected by Cambodia this year after China’s pandemic strategy optimization

Cambodia is projected to receive 4 million international tourists in 2023 after China’s optimization of its COVID-19 strategy early this month, a tourism official said on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501221530/four-million-international-tourists-expected-by-cambodia-this-year-after-chinas-pandemic-strategy-optimization/

Gov’t spends nearly $20M on assistance

The government has spent nearly $20 million during the first phase of a three-phase programme to help vulnerable households suffering from inflationary pressures and severe flooding.​ The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation urges officials to strengthen the monitoring of payments and prevent ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-spends-nearly-20m-assistance

Hun Sen urges boosters amid risks of new variants

Prime Minister Hun Sen reminded the public of the importance of employing preventative measures against the Covid-19 virus. A new variant, XBB.1.5, was recently identified, although no cases have yet been detected in the Kingdom. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-urges-boosters-amid-risks-new-variants

World Vision assist 174,000 children in capital, 10 provinces

In the past year, the Disaster Management Programme of World Vision International (Cambodia) reached 208,985 people, including 174,798 children.​ Its January 8 report said the programme had provided food and supplies, as well as child protection awareness, to the people of 39 communes in Phnom ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-vision-assist-174000-children-capital-10-provinces

Business credit guarantee plan remains in place

The finance ministry has authorised the extension of the Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia Plc’s (CGCC) $200 million Business Recovery Guarantee Scheme (BRGS) beyond December 31, 2022, until all funds have been utilised, according to the CGCC. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/business-credit-guarantee-plan-remains-place

PM urges residents to receive Covid-19 booster

Prime Minister Hun Sen is urging people to get Covid-19 boosters as cases show signs of rising across the globe. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/pm-urges-residents-to-receive-covid-19-booster

Poipet fire kills 26 and injures 57

The blaze that tore through a Poipet casino has killed 26 people and injured 57, with most of the victims Thai, Banteay Meanchey Provincial Governor Oum Reatrey said. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/poipet-fire-kills-26-and-injures-57

Cambodia faces drought in 2023

Authorities have sent out a warning that 2023’s dry season will bring droughts countrywide, with residents urged to use water sparingly. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-faces-drought-in-2023

Cambodia, China reflect joint fight against COVID-19

Cambodia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on December 21 co-organised a workshop in Phnom Penh to review the bilateral cooperation against COVID-19 and discuss way forward. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501207668/cambodia-china-reflect-joint-fight-against-covid-19/

PM reminds compatriots to remain vigilant against COVID-19

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reminded his compatriots to pay high attention to COVID-19. “Don’t forget, COVID-19 can infect anybody indiscriminately,” he said while presiding over the inauguration ceremony of the Streets 146B and 148 in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501207682/pm-reminds-compatriots-to-remain-vigilant-against-covid-19/

Cambodia says Chinese vaccines helped to bring COVID-19 pandemic under control

Cambodian officials and scholars on Wednesday extended their gratitude to China for its supply of COVID-19 vaccines to the kingdom from the early days of the pandemic, saying that the jabs have protected lives and reinvigorated economic growth. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501207017/cambodia-says-chinese-vaccines-helped-to-bring-covid-19-pandemic-under-control/

Community-led responses ‘essential for ending pandemics’ – UNAIDS

Communities must be empowered and appropriately resourced to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and other pandemics, UNAIDS, the UN agency dedicated to tackling HIV/AIDS, stressed at an international meeting held in Thailand. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501204992/community-led-responses-essential-for-ending-pandemics-unaids/

Cambodia offers cash handouts worth $46 million to 360,000 families affected by inflation, floods

Cambodia on Saturday began to provide cash handouts to almost 360,000 households with about 1.3 million people affected by inflationary pressures and recent floods, a senior official said. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501200349/cambodia-offers-cash-handouts-worth-46-million-to-360000-families-affected-by-inflation-floods/

Pandemic hampers Cambodia’s poverty reduction progress: World Bank

A report released by the World Bank shows that the poverty rate in Cambodia has dropped by almost half between 2009 and 2019, but with the Covid-19 pandemic, the poverty rate has been rising. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192638/pandemic-hampers-cambodias-poverty-reduction-progress-world-bank/

COVID-19 pandemic pushes 460,000 people in Cambodia to fall below poverty line

The World Bank in a report has estimated that some 460,000 people in Cambodia have fallen below poverty income thresholds since the onset of COVID-19 in 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501193081/covid-19-pandemic-pushes-460000-people-in-cambodia-to-fall-below-poverty-line/

Eco-tourism key to post-Covid recovery

Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on November 21 outlined seven key recommendations for more efficient and effective post-Covid-19 development of the eco- and community-based tourism segments, with emphasis on turning challenges into opportunities. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eco-tourism-key-post-covid-recovery

SME Bank loans top $410M, help over 3K businesses

The state-owned Small and Medium Enterprise Bank of Cambodia Plc (SME Bank) has disbursed some $418 million in loans to at least 3,185 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) since its foundation, as of October 31, to keep them from going under during the height of ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sme-bank-loans-top-410m-help-over-3k-businesses

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