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Cash aid improves maternal and child healthcare in Kingdom

An inter-ministerial statement was issued last week highlighting the achievements and further initiatives of the government’s cash subsidy programme for pregnant women, which seeks to promote maternal and child welfare and improve the wellbeing of children from impoverished families. ...

Srey Kumneth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714117/cash-aid-improves-maternal-and-child-healthcare-in-kingdom/

Justice system failing child victims: experts

Cambodia’s justice system often fails to support children who are victims of and witnesses to crime, many of whom are so terrified to appear in court that they’re unable to give testimony, children’s rights experts said yesterday. ...

Cristina Maza and Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-system-failing-child-victims-experts

Cambodia to Resume International Adoptions on January 1

Cambodia will allow inter-country adoptions to resume from January 1 next year, four years after the government stopped adoptions amid claims of corruption and baby selling, government officials confirmed yesterday. Speaking after a meeting with Susan Jacobs, the U.S. State Department’s special adviser on children’s issues, Secretary of ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-to-resume-international-adoptions-on-january-1-4934/

China to lend hand in battle with killer virus

China yesterday pledged to provide medical experts and funding to assist the investigation and clinical management of a virus that has killed more than 60 Cambodian children. Eang Sophalleth, personal spokesman for Prime Minister Hun Sen, told reporters the pledge had been made during a meeting ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071157342/National-news/china-to-lend-hand-in-battle-with-killer-virus.html

Tourism not hurt by outbreak

Cambodia’s tourism sector has emerged from a “mystery disease” scare unscathed, industry insiders said yesterday, although some regional health authorities noted what the World Health Organisation called an outbreak of Enterovirus-71 (EV-71), which has killed at least 52 children in the Kingdom. “The disease has only ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071157336/Business/tourism-not-hurt-by-outbreak-insiders.html

Swiss doctor calls for more help to stay afloat

On vibrantly patterned straw mats, crowded around small plastic hampers of food, children – some with balloons, others with neon-coloured fans – huddle against their parents under the noon sun. But the parents are unblinking; some of the children barely have a pulse. Families have travelled up ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061256750/National-news/swiss-doctor-calls-for-more-help-to-stay-afloat.html

Organizations Highlight Plight of Child Laborers

One and a half million children still toil as laborers in Cambodia’s fisheries, brick factories, agricultural plantations and construction sites, government officials said yesterday at an event held at Phnom Penh’s Wat Botum ahead of World Day Against Child Labor on Tuesday. The government has set ...

March calls for end to child labour

More than 1,000 people marched in Sihanoukville yesterday to raise awareness of the exploitation of child labour, said rights workers. Kong Socheat, child rights advocacy co-ordinator for Licadho, said the province had been chosen for its high rate of child labour, especially in the fishing sector ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061156717/National-news/march-calls-for-end-to-child-labour.html

Boeung Kak children’s tearful plea

Children of imprisoned Boeung Kak lake women pleaded for their mothers’ release outside the Ministry of Justice yesterday. The demonstration, which included more than 200 Boeung Kak residents and activist monk Loun Savath, was held on the eve of International Children’s Day. It also coincided with more ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060156538/National-news/boeung-kak-childrens-tearful-plea.html

Boeung Kak women kept away from NGO, reporters

Imprisoned Boeung Kak lake villagers, some crying, motioned to human rights representatives and Post reporters through a chain-link fence at Prey Sar prison on Tuesday. Their efforts to talk to the visitors were futile, however, as two guards stopped anyone from approaching the 13 women sentenced ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056483/National-news/silent-treatment-at-prey-sar.html

Malnutrition affecting Cambodia’s development

A 50 per cent stunting rate among Cambodian children contributed to lower-skilled labour and slower economic development for the Kingdom, a senior government economist said yesterday at a workshop on food security. Stunted growth as a result of malnutrition led to ineffective learning among children and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052256296/Business/malnutrition-affecting-cambodias-development.html

Capacity building: New schools pop up in rural areas

Children in rural areas are reaping the benefits of the government having completed 306 of the 580 schools it began constructing last year, senior ministers said yesterday. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032355205/National-news/capacity-building-new-schools-pop-up-in-rural-areas.html

Caution: Children at work

Labour legislation in Cambodia is so weak and so often ignored that half the Kingdom’s children between the ages of seven and 14 participate in the workforce, the world’s largest federation of unions has told the World Trade Organisation General Council in Geneva. Children, women and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011110252486/National-news/caution-children-at-work.html

Lakeside residents set misery to music

They’ve wept, they’ve yelled and they’ve prayed as they watched excavators tear down their homes, so perhaps it’s understandable that the residents of Boeung Kak lake are now turning to song. “Mom goes to protest, the children cry and sleep on the ground,” go the lyrics ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011102652352/National-news/lakeside-residents-set-misery-to-music.html

Tourists discouraged from visiting orphanages

NGO Friends International launched a government-backed campaign yesterday to discourage visitors from participating in “orphanage tourism” in an effort to protect children from being exploited, organizers said yesterday Citing an unreleased report by Unicef and the Ministry of Social Affairs, James Sutherland, international communications coordinator for ...

Floods extend dengue season

Recent flooding has extended the dengue fever season this year, the National Dengue Control Program said on Tuesday. Officials added that more than 12,000 people, primarily children, had been hospitalised so far this year with the mosquito-borne infection. Dr Ngan Chantha, head of the NDCP, said “12,392 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011100651987/National-news/floods-extend-dengue-season.html

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