Development and assistance for disabled persons
ICRC celebrates 30 years of physical rehabilitation programme in Cambodia
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its physical rehabilitation programme in Cambodia, having provided support to more than 166,000 people with disabilities in the country. ...
Khmer Times Staff
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. ...
Blindness prevention and control strategic plan launched
Cambodia has officially launched the National Strategic Plan on Blindness Prevention and Control 2021-2030. The launching ceremony in Phnom Penh last week was chaired by Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health and Pablo Kang, Australian Ambassador to Cambodian. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Ministry urges more accessible infrastructure, jobs for disabled
A senior social affairs ministry official has urged all public and private institutions to gain a greater understanding and awareness of the capacities of people with disabilities, while also encouraging the construction of more physical infrastructure to help them in order to promote equality and ...
Disabled poor supported by cash payments in capital
The Social Affairs Department of Phnom Penh has provided cash assistance payments to poor people who are disabled, at a cost of more than $36,000. ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
Japan to help children cope with disabilities
The Japanese Embassy granted $256,317 in development aid to Cambodia on Monday, to be used by the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) to promote the educational inclusion of children with disabilities. ...
UN body takes issue with stance on disabled rights
A UN spokesperson has rejected a government reading of a UN convention used to justify banning people with disabilities from performing in the streets. ...
Failure to enforce jobs quota law shortchanges Cambodia’s disabled
If there is to be an end to the cycle of poverty that afflicts many Cambodians with disabilities, then most experts agree that stable employment will be one of the prerequisites. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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”. ...
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