Gov’t continues social protection policies

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the government continues to implement social protection policies and has introduced additional social assistance intervention to alleviate difficulties and improve the plight of poor people, especially women and girls.​ ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-continues-social-protection-policies

Poverty alleviation scheme continues benefitting needy

Three years ago, Say Sidoeun, a 42-year-old villager who lives in Kampong Cham province’s Prek Koy commune, was in a panic when her six-year-old daughter was very sick after she had played in the rain. ...

Moeun Chhean Nariddh
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50890419/poverty-alleviation-scheme-continues-benefitting-needy/

2nd phase of cash assistance for COVID-19 hard-hit people to start next Tuesday

The Royal Government will launch the second phase of cash assistance for those who have been seriously affected by COVID-19 stricken lockdown period on July 13. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50890285/2nd-phase-of-cash-assistance-for-covid-19-hard-hit-people-to-start-next-tuesday/

WFP and Ministry provide food aid to 200,000 people

World Food Program in collaboration with the Ministry of Education yesterday provided food to 200,000 people in Siem Reap, Oddar Meanchey, Kampong Thom, Kampong Chhnang and Pursat provinces.   ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50883939/wfp-and-ministry-provide-food-aid-to-200000-people/

UNDP, Australia pledge continued support for social welfare scheme

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) hosted a high-level online discussion for the benefit of other institutions and development partners in the region regarding key lessons learned from Cambodia’s use of Covid-19 social protection measures to support the poor and revitalise the economy.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/undp-australia-pledge-continued-support-social-welfare-scheme

BAKC inks MoU for victimised women

The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) will work with Cambodia National Council for Women to provide legal defence services and train enforcement officials in relevant laws. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bakc-inks-mou-victimised-women

Boosting economic recovery and supporting vulnerable families tops Government agenda

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for joint efforts to boost economic recovery, and support three million vulnerable citizens, speaking at the inauguration of the “Techo Sen Public Works and Transport” building on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806817/boosting-economic-recovery-and-supporting-vulnerable-families-tops-government-agenda/

School meal programme continues

The government and development partners are working to expand a school meal programme to help increase enrolment, attendance and graduation rates while improving children’s access to nutrition to better facilitate their education. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/school-meal-programme-continues

Minister: Transparency vital in identifying poor households

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has instructed all municipal and provincial governors to improve the process of identifying poor households qualified for financial support from the government’s cash handout programme.​ The move came after Minister of Planning Chhay Than urged local authorities not to collude with ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-transparency-vital-identifying-poor-households

FAO ready to respond to food security needs in Cambodia

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) yesterday confirmed that it and its partners stand ready to support the Cambodian government to respond to COVID-19 and ensure sustainable food systems. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773723/fao-ready-to-respond-to-food-security-needs-in-cambodia/

UN talks review Covid, hunger risks

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) offices in Cambodia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region participated in a four-day virtual conference recently to respond to the “twin pandemics” of Covid-19 and hunger facing the region. Dealing with Covid-19 has led to setbacks in the fight ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-talks-review-covid-hunger-risks

Budget surplus should be used for social spending to reduce poverty, says UNDP

The UNDP released a report yesterday claiming that by spending just 1.5 percent of the country’s GDP, Cambodia could reduce the number of people in poverty to just three percent of the population. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50759514/budget-surplus-should-be-used-for-social-spending-to-reduce-poverty-says-undp/

Families told to register for cash handouts

The government has called on poor families to apply to commune authorities for evaluation to receive financial support during the Covid-19 crisis. A $300 million budget has been planned for implementation within a year.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-told-register-cash-handouts

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 ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/planning-ministry-hands-out-cash-420000-poor-families-kingdom

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 ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-handout-programme-80-complete

PM: Salt a ‘strategic product’ as stock and production to increase

The Cambodian Government has ordered an increase in salt production and stockpiling as the commodity becomes classified as a strategic product to ensure food security in the Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710678/pm-salt-a-strategic-product-as-stock-and-production-to-increase/

Healthy meals on the way for rural students in Kingdom

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) will provide $10 million to the Ministry of Education to implement a five-year Home Grown School Feeding project, which will benefit approximately 65,000 students and about 750 farming families. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/healthy-meals-way-rural-students-kingdom

Japan gov’t grants $1.43 million in aid for social projects

Japan on Thursday provided a $1.43 million grant to three organisations working to clear cluster bombs, improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural conditions for poverty reduction in Cambodia. The grant was signed by Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Masahiro Mikami and representatives of the three recipients ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-govt-grants-143-million-aid-social-projects

Gov’t to aid students facing food insecurity

The Ministries of Economy and Finance; and Education, Youth and Sport, will implement a food programme for 50,000 children in 205 target schools using community products. An announcement issued on January 23 and obtained by The Post on Monday said the two ministries would implement ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-aid-students-facing-food-insecurity

Sub-committee created to bolster social security system

In a bid to improve the welfare of the poor and most vulnerable, the government has reinforced the National Social Protection Council (NSPC) with the creation of a Social Assistance Sub-Committee (SASC). As per Sub-Decree No 244 – signed on December 31, last year by ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sub-committee-created-bolster-social-security-system

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