Disabled persons

Development and assistance for disabled persons

Empowering PWDs: PM pushes for more effort to enhance lives of disabled people

In a bid to meet United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Prime Minister Hun Manet has outlined a number of recommendations to enhance support and care for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Cambodia. ...

Torn Vibol

PM vows to continue promoting skills development for disabled

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Cambodia reaffirmed its stance of promoting the development of people with disabilities and to ensure employment opportunities for them in the country, the region and the world. ...

Torn Vibol

CMAA: Survivor support, disability rights crucial

Cambodia is hosting the Third Global Conference on Mine Victim Assistance from October 17-19 in Phnom Penh. Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), led a delegation of conference participants on a visit to local NGO Exceed Worldwide on ...

Chea Sokny

Only one third of disabled people identified for government assistance program since 2020

A July sub-decree aims to improve the registration process for disabled people in order to receive government assistance, but most disabled people in the country have yet to benefit from the identification program that began registrations in 2020. ...

Seoung Nimol and Hel Komsan

Disabled people empowered to run waste recycling plant

The Disability Development Services Programme (DDSP) in Cambodia has integrated and empowered people with disabilities to recycle solid waste into items for sale as an income-generating means. ...

Khmer Times Staff

NSSF focuses on social integration programme for disabled workers

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has established a Social Integration Programme to strengthen its ability to provide rehabilitation services and assist members of the fund who have disabilities. ...

Chea Sokny

Ministry of Labour requires factories to allow disabled workers to leave at least 15 minutes early

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training required workers with disabilities to leave at least 15 minutes before their work hours to make it easier for them to leave work and protect the well-being of those workers. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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.​​​ ...

Tith Kongnov

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 ...

Lay Samean

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. ...

Tith Kongnov

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 ...

Ry Sochan

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”, ...

Soth Koemsoeun

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 ...

Long Kimmarita

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.​​ ...

Pech Sotheary

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 ...

Pech Sotheary

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. ...

Pav Suy

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. ...

Andrew Nachemson

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

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