The poor

Development and assistance for poverty reduction and food security

Cambodia spends $1.4 bln supporting poor, vulnerable people since 2019

Cambodia has spent $1.4 billion in assisting the poor and vulnerable people in the country since 2019, Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Chea Somethy said on February 5, 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff

ADB joint project helps reduce poverty along Tonle Sap River

Asia Development Bank (ADB) along with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) under the guidance of the Royal Government has successfully implemented the project to support the poorest communities in the provinces along the Tonle Sap River through the Farmer Livelihood Improvement Association (FLIA), ...

Nhean Chamrong

ISF Cambodia, the organization dedicated to ending child poverty

Children make up nearly 35% of Cambodia’s population, and 48.7% of these children (ages 0-17) live in multidimensional poverty. Children have the right to an education, but many schools in Cambodia are structurally and hygienically inadequate.  ...

Khmer Times Staff

Royal Government plans to spend about $36 million to train young people from poor families

In 2024, the Royal Government of Cambodia planned to spend about $36 million on vocational training for young people from poor and vulnerable families across the country. This is according to the draft of the 2024 national budget, which was released by the Ministry of ...

Khmer Times Staff

Campaign to identify the poor in informal sector begins today

Starting today, Phnom Penh Municipal Authority and National AIDS Authority will jointly kick off a national campaign to identify the poor working in the informal sector and provide them with IDPoor cards. ...

Tith Kongnov

$1.1B spent on the vulnerable from 2020-23

During a period spanning more than three years, from June 25, 2020, to July 24, 2023, the government has devoted over $1.1 billion to support vulnerable households. ...

Chea Sokny

Govt continues to assist poor families amid rising living costs

The Phnom Penh Department of Social Affairs confirmed there are 21,148 families in Phnom Penh who are in need of financial support due to rising costs and they will be interviewed to receive a subsidy from the government. ...

Tith Kongnov

Govt plans to extend NSSF health benefits to families

The Royal Government of Cambodia has plans to extend the healthcare benefits under the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to the family members of the employees as well, said Aun Pornmoniroth, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, recently. ...

Manoj Mathew

PM reveals social security allowances increased

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the government has increased monthly social security assistance for retirees, veterans, as well as disabled persons from 690,000 riels to 770,000 riels since January this year. ...

Torn Vibol

Ministry of Labour to provide vocational training to 1.5 million young people from poor and vulnerable families

Pursuant to the recommendation of Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training is co-developing a national policy on vocational training for 1.5 million young people in poor and vulnerable families with the Royal Government paying tuition fees and monthly stipends. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM Hun Sen announces IDPoor for 1,300 fishing families

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered issuance of IDPoor cards for over 1,000 families living in dolphin conservation zones to reduce fishing in the protected areas as part of the efforts to conserve the endangered species. ...

Tith Kongnov

Social Protection Week meeting aims to strengthen transparency

Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth urged all stakeholders to work together to support an effective social protection system, as the finance ministry celebrated Social Protection Week 2023 (SPW) in Phnom Penh this week. ...

Long Kimmarita

Cash aid for poor, vulnerable households enters 12th round

As of January 24, the government has spent more than $930 million in cash support for poor and vulnerable households affected by Covid-19, with nearly 2.8 million people receiving payments. ...

Lay Samean

National Social Assistance Fund launched

The National Social Assistance Fund (NSAF) was officially launched on January 1, 2023. The NSAF has been created through the integration of the National Social Security Fund for Civil Servants, the National Veterans Fund and the Department of Social Welfare. ...

Sok Sithika

$62.9M ADB package to help boost food security in Cambodia

In an attempt to improve food security in Cambodia, support and promote sustainable rural livelihoods, inclusive economic growth by improving livestock health and value chains, and the formal trade of livestock and livestock products, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $62.9 million package, ...

Prakash Jha

US pledges $25mn in aid to improve food security

Anthony Blinken, Secretary of State of United States, said yesterday that the US will assist Cambodia with $25 million to improve the country’s food security system under Harvest III project, which will be launched next week. ...

Yim Sreylin

Fortified rice sector investments aim to meet growing needs

Rice fortification is a key step in addressing nutritional issues in Cambodia, where a majority of the population eats a large portion of rice on a daily basis, said a senior official of the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). ...

Mom Kunthear

Minister calling on farmers to get back to fields after Covid

At a meeting with 1,400 people in attendance in Ro-ang commune of Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Siem district on April 30, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon advised them to work on recovering their family’s economic prospects by resuming all types of agriculture ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Environment Ministry and FAO discuss food security options

Cambodian Minister of Environment Dr. Say Samal has recently met with Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Cambodia, Ms. Rebekah Bell, to discuss continued collaboration and partnership for the benefits of rural communities and smallholder farmers. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Government spends $30 million per month on Social Assistance programs

The Royal Government of Cambodia spends more than  $30 million per month to implement social assistance programs, especially the development of strong, sustainable and inclusive social protection system for the benefit of all target groups. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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