Disabled persons

Development and assistance for disabled persons

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501086630/blindness-prevention-and-control-strategic-plan-launched/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-more-accessible-infrastructure-jobs-disabled

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50992831/disabled-poor-supported-by-cash-payments-in-capital/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-improve-lives-disabled

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/blindness-increase-concern

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-requests-adb-aid-most-needy

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/groups-advocate-employment-disabled

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50526760/ministry-plans-to-support-pedestrian-welfare/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39938/more-needed-for-disabled--ngo/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39852/schools-upgrade-to-benefit-disabled-pupils/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-unit-fix-prosthetics

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/psychological-distress-high-among-disabled

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disabled-deserve-jobs-govt

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. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26895/japan-to-help-children-cope-with-disabilities/

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. ...

Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ngo-transfers-schools-for-blind-deaf-to-government-108648/

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. ...

Brent Crane
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wheelchair-accessible-tuk-tuk-debuts

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”. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/premier-fed-insensitive-remarks-about-eye

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
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/prime-minister-hun-sen-calls-for-local-televisions-to-increase-sign-languages-broadcasting-for-deaf-and-mute-persons-9116

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