The poor

Poverty policy and regulation

Kingdom expands school feeding programmes

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said on Monday that with the government’s long-standing partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and many other partners, Cambodia is now preparing its school feeding implementation to be fully homegrown.​ Speaking on the sidelines of ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-expands-school-feeding-programmes

Thousands of students benefit from school meals programme

An Education Ministry statement yesterday said the government, with support from the UN World Food Programme and development partners, implemented the school feeding programme in 1,167 primary schools through which 260,000 children received breakfast, about 8,000 children got funds to buy food and about 5,000 ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666011/thousands-of-students-benefit-from-school-meals-programme/

The macro challenges in Cambodia’s microfinance sector

In August, two local Cambodian organizations, Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) published Collateral Damage: Land Loss and Abuses in Cambodia’s Microfinance Sector, a report about the dangerous growth of the country’s microfinance sector. It spotlighted an issue that researchers have been warning about for years. A report ...

David Hutt
https://thediplomat.com/2019/10/the-macro-challenges-in-cambodias-microfinance-sector/

Ministry urges schools uphold harmful food ban

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has renewed calls for all educational establishments across the country to uphold the ban on the sale of unhealthy or unsafe food, after finding that some are still failing to comply with food safety guidelines. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-schools-uphold-harmful-food-ban

Germany to provide Cambodia $66M in loans, grants for infrastructure, poverty reduction

The German government announced on Tuesday that following negotiations with Cambodian officials it has decided to approve a package of $34 million in loans and $32 million in grants to develop rural infrastructure and reduce poverty. A press release by the German Embassy urged Cambodia, ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/germany-to-provide-cambodia-66m-in-loans-grants-for-infrastructure-poverty-reduction/4920662.html

Student health targeted under new gov’t policy

The Cambodian government has approved the “Draft National Policy on School Health” after hearing reports and holding discussions at a Council of Ministers meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday. “The draft national policy has as its vision the development of good physical, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/student-health-targeted-under-new-govt-policy

Ministry warns of food poisoning over New Year

The Ministry of Health has called on the people to take 11 preventive measures to protect themselves from food or alcohol poisoning during the Khmer New Year celebration. Those who felt unwell should immediately seek medical treatment, it said. On Friday, the ministry said hundreds ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-warns-food-poisoning-over-new-year

Gov’t, WFP ink $50M strategic plan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a $50 million aid plan aimed to reduce food security and nutrition. The Cambodia Country Strategic Plan 2019-2023 was approved by the WFP council on February 27 in Italy. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-wfp-ink-50m-strategic-plan

Koica, Childfund in rural education drive

ChildFund and Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) on Monday announced a new drive to improve primary education in rural Kratie province. “Koica has made $1.6 million in funding commitments over the next three years to expand the ‘Easy to Learn’ project in remote communities in ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koica-childfund-rural-education-drive

Germany donates €5M to boost local services

The German government has committed €5 million (about $5.68 million) to a joint government and civil society programme to boost cooperation between local authorities, local service providers and the public to improve performance. The German Embassy announced the funding of the Implementation of Social Accountability ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/germany-donates-eu5m-boost-local-services

NGO launches $1.5 million nutrition project

Plan International Cambodia yesterday launched its 1,000 Days Nutrition project in Stung Treng province for which it will spend $1.5 million for five years to provide better nutrition to children and women.​ ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50573204/ngo-launches-1-5-million-nutrition-project/

Government will shut eateries without proper hygiene

The Ministry of Tourism has warned that it will revoke the licences of eateries that cater to tourists if they are found without a hygiene certificate from the Ministry of Health or provincial health departments. A directive signed by Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-will-shut-eateries-without-proper-hygiene

Experts stress efforts to up food standards

Cambodian experts on Tuesday urged entrepreneurs, traders, producers and suppliers to pay more attention to food safety standards to ensure the welfare of consumers. The appeal was made at the Food Safety Forum held at the Mekong Institute under cooperation with Institute of Standards of ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/experts-stress-efforts-food-standards

James Ricketson fundraises for poor

Ricketson said after his release from prison in September that he started helping poor Cambodian scavengers many years ago and will resume again. He and three others started a fund-raising website “Family By Family”, hoping to initially raise $50,000. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/james-ricketson-fundraises-poor

UN ‘apologizes’ to end row with Cambodia over poverty level measurement

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cambodia has reportedly “apologized” to the Cambodian government for publishing poverty statistics almost three times as high as the official estimate. ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/un-apologizes-to-end-row-with-cambodia-over-poverty-level-measurement/4607615.html

Poverty falling at rapid pace, says UNDP

Poverty in Cambodia has fallen dramatically over the last two decades, and continues to fall at a rapid pace, said a high official of the UNDP to Khmer Times yesterday. All the poverty rateslines, either based on income and other dimensions, have seen big reductions at a ...

Kazi Mahmood
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50539134/poverty-falling-at-rapid-pace-says-undp/

UNDP report finds 35% of Cambodians still mired in poverty

Thirty-five per cent of Cambodians are still living in poverty, with the rural population making up the majority, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/undp-report-finds-35-cambodians-still-mired-poverty

Budget boosts for health and education

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will increase the budget for the health and education ministries in next year’s national budget to improve the welfare of people.​ ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523127/budget-boosts-for-health-and-education/

Second industrial lab centre on the way

A new laboratory for testing local products and issue quality certificates will open in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district by the end of 2019, the Ministry of Handicraft recently announced. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50509878/second-industrial-lab-centre-on-the-way/

Over 100 tonnes of illegal items destroyed in K Speu

More than 100 tonnes of fake, expired and illegal products with banned chemical substances were destroyed on Thursday in Kampong Speu province on the orders of Interior Minister Sar Kheng. Kheng said the counterfeit products, which included food and beverages, were imported, mostly from the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-100-tonnes-illegal-items-destroyed-k-speu

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