Prince Foundation gives a helping hand to children’s healthcare in Cambodia

Prince Foundation, via a donation by Chen Zhi, Chairman of Prince Holding Group, has contributed $200,000 to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation (CKF). This will aid the ongoing operations of Kantha Bopha Hospitals, which provide free and quality health care to children in the Kingdom. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501191288/prince-foundation-gives-a-helping-hand-to-childrens-healthcare-in-cambodia/

Gov’t prepares to launch inflation relief programme

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Cambodia is proud to have supported the poor and vulnerable with cash payments through the dark time of the Covid-19 pandemic. To date, the government has disbursed about $40 million a month to assist people affected by the virus.​​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-prepares-launch-inflation-relief-programme

Government implements new procedures for IDPoor

New procedures for qualifying for the ID poor programme were announced at the Hyatt Regency, Phnom Pehn yesterday that will provide assistance to impoverished people who have come under increasing financial pressure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and events occurring outside the country. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501167528/government-implements-new-procedures-for-idpoor/

Cash scheme to decrease inflation burden

The government will launch a social protection scheme to give cash to those impacted by rising inflation. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/cash-scheme-to-decrease-inflation-burden

PM grants 10-year Tier-1 IDPoor cards to Run Ta Ek

The government will issue Tier-1 ID poor equity cards to every family who has resettled in the newly-created Run Ta Ek village in Siem Reap. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501161046/pm-grants-10-year-tier-1-idpoor-cards-to-run-ta-ek/

Garment sector minimum wage to Rise to $200 a month in 2023

The minimum wage for workers in Cambodia’s billion-dollar garment sector will rise to $200 a month next year, a $6 raise that unions said was insufficient while employers raised concerns about profits and regional competitiveness. ...

Khuon Narim and Matt Surrusco
https://cambojanews.com/garment-sector-minimum-wage-to-rise-to-200-a-month-in-2023/

Countries, including Cambodia, growing 70% of world’s food face ‘extreme’ heat risk by 2045

Blistering crop-withering temperatures that also risk the health of agricultural workers could threaten swathes of global food production by 2045 as the world warms, an industry analysis warned Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501152829/countries-including-cambodia-growing-70-of-worlds-food-face-extreme-heat-risk-by-2045/

25% jump in ‘newly poor’ in 10 months during Covid-19

The number of people classified as poor has gone up by 25 percent in the 10 months from June 2020 to April 2021 in Cambodia due to income decline and job losses following the spread of Covid-19, said a survey by the Asia Foundation. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146871/25-jump-in-newly-poor-in-10-months-during-covid-19/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501125942/us-pledges-25mn-in-aid-to-improve-food-security/

Post-Covid sees 1 million added to poor list

More than 200,000 families – about 1,000,000 people – have been added to the Ministry of Planning’s poor family list following the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501108039/post-covid-sees-1-million-added-to-poor-list/

Angkor Children Hospital to launch scheme to cover cost

Angkor Hospital for Children will launch the “Patient Contribution” scheme for medical services for children on July 7, but for patients from poor families, the hospital will still continue to provide free healthcare. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501103734/angkor-children-hospital-to-launch-scheme-to-cover-cost/

CARD, UN on nutrition drive

The Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), in collaboration with the UN World Food Programme (WFP), have launched a dissemination strategy for the SUN Business Network (SBN) – a key part of the global Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement – in a bid to ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/card-un-nutrition-drive

Cambodian PM warns of global food crisis in 2023

Prime Minister Hun Sen and Chair of ASEAN for 2022, has expressed his concern over the global food crisis next year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501082465/cambodian-pm-warns-of-global-food-crisis-in-2023/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fortified-rice-sector-investments-aim-meet-growing-needs

Senate approves Draft Law on Food Security

The 4th legislature of the Senate of Cambodia approved the draft law on food security in its extraordinary session held here this morning under the chairmanship of its President Samdech Say Chhum.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501078058/senate-approves-draft-law-on-food-security/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-calling-farmers-get-back-fields-after-covid

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501055692/environment-ministry-and-fao-discuss-food-security-options/

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