Ministries and other national bodies
Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation
Gov’t releases $1B pay-out to poor, vulnerable households
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MOSVY) has released more than $1 billion in payouts to Cambodian poor and vulnerable households during Covid-19 in 13 rounds that are divided into 35 times as of Wednesday this week. The 13th round began its ...
Cash payment to poor programme extended
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has begun its 13th round of cash assistance payments to more than 700,000 impoverished households. ...
Ministry: Improve Covid cash-aid scheme for infants, pregnant women
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation have instructed officials linked to the government’s social assistance programme to reconfigure an accompanying cash scheme with additional considerations to address shortcomings, especially those involving pregnant woman and children under 2. ...
Ministry official accused of $390K embezzlement
The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has arrested Lay Samnang, former deputy director of the Finance and Supply Department under the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, for allegedly embezzling nearly $390,000 of state funds. ...
Samban Chandara and Kim Sarom
28,000 disabled receive gov’t aid yearly
A senior official at the Ministry of Social Affairs confirmed that each year about 28,000 people with disabilities receive rehabilitation services and government subsidies to facilitate their living. ...
State fund gives maternity support
Over the past three years, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has provided more than 87 billion riel in childbirth subsidies to 210,000 women across the country, according to Heng Sophannarith, director of NSSF’s policy division. ...
Gov’t acknowledges 12 quality child care centres
Nine organisations on Tuesday received certificates of acknowledgement for their child care centres from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation following ministerial evaluation at the centres. The organisations run 12 child care centres. ...
Minister denies IDPoor suspensions were due to lack of funds
The Minister of Social Affairs yesterday denied a report that the government has no more budget to support the IDPoor subsidy programme. The statement came after the government suspended the cash support programme for pregnant women and children under two years for five days during ...
Poor families receive first round of government aid
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation said 92 percent of the 560,000 families have received their first installment of government subsidies. ...
Planning ministry hands out cash to 420,000 poor families in Kingdom
The Ministry of Planning has identified 20,000 more poor families in the country, bringing the total to over 580,000, while over 420,000 of them have received the government’s cash assistance. In the meantime, many social security cards from families not deemed to be poor have ...
Cash handout programme 80% complete
Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Vong Soth confirmed on Thursday that the implementation of the Cash Transfer Programme For Poor and Vulnerable Households During Covid-19 had been implemented for more than 80% of the over 560,000 families. The programme was introduced one ...
MoU signed to assist vulnerable children
The Social Affairs Ministry yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with seven organisations in a move to assist affected and vulnerable children in Cambodia. ...
Ministry cements MoU with eleven social work NGOs
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 11 organisations involving $12.7 million in funding to improve the social affairs, social welfare, child welfare, anti-trafficking and disability work in Cambodia. Ministry spokesman Touch Channy said ...
Electronic tablets to help disburse welfare funds
The Social Affairs Ministry has distributed over 1,000 electronic tablets to provincial authorities meant to be used to help disburse welfare funds to impoverished pregnant women and children under two-years-old. ...
Special facility for human trafficking victims on the table with Thailand
A Social Affairs Ministry delegation is in Thailand to discuss the possible construction of a transit centre in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city specialised in facilitating the return of human trafficking victims. ...
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”, ...
Ministry, 13 NGOs ink $14M project for children’s welfare
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday with 13 NGOs for a three-year project which aims to promote the wellbeing of children across Cambodia. ...
Mitigation policy aids more than 60,000 families
The Social Affairs Ministry yesterday said the government has helped more than 60,000 impoverished families affected by natural disasters since it first launched its mitigation policy in 2014. Lao Veng, deputy director of the ministry’s general technical department, said during a press conference at the Council ...
GNC: Youths ‘forced’ into drugs
NGO Good Neighbours Cambodia (GNC) has released a report which said that 3.4 per cent of youths had tried drugs and another 4.9 per cent were enticed or forced into using narcotics by friends and neighbours. GNC said a survey of 283 youths from 13 ...
School for autistic students to vacate NBIC to make room for the disabled
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has told The Rabbit School, a local NGO that educates autistic students, to move its operations from government-run National Borei for Infants and Children (NBIC) to a new premise, school director Hun Touch said. The ministry’s ...
Mental health patients relocated to new centre
Dozens of patients with mental health disorders were admitted to the newly built Mental Health Rehab Centre in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district. The centre was established under the Ministries of Social Affairs, Health and Interior. The three-hectare treatment facility was funded with a $500,000 budget ...
Concern over jobs for disabled
Civil society organisations and government representatives expressed concern on Tuesday about the limited job opportunities for the Kingdom’s disabled people and other challenges that regularly face them. They complained that most job seekers with disabilities still had limited skills and education. This contributed to their ...