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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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501435151/cambodia-spends-1-4-bln-supporting-poor-vulnerable-people-since-2019/

Government extends Covid-19 aid for poor, vulnerable until Mar

The government has extended cash assistance programmes for vulnerable households in the ongoing fight against Covid-19 until March 2024, with some adjustments. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-extends-covid-19-aid-for-poor-vulnerable-until-mar

Workers in 39 suspended factories to get cash assistance

In line with government initiatives, cash handouts are being extended to displaced workers engaged in the garment sector at 39 factories specialising in textile, footwear, travel products and bags that have temporarily suspended their operations. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-39-suspended-factories-get-cash-assistance

Giant Ibis Union’s fight remains as the company goes back on promise

 Living in a small concrete house with his wife and two young children, one kilometer away from Takhmao Bridge, ex-Giant Ibis Transportation employee Or Chanthy, 45, contemplates life’s challenges. ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/giant-ibis-unions-fight-remains-as-the-company-goes-back-on-promise/

Thais and Vietnamese continue to top tourist numbers from Jan-Jul

ome 3.03 million foreign tourists arrived in Cambodia in the first seven months of 2023, an increase of 308.5 per cent compared to 743,459 visitors in the same period last year. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/thais-and-vietnamese-continue-top-tourist-numbers-jan-jul

World Vision Cambodia aid over 4.5M vulnerable people

World Vision Cambodia (WVC) has extended a helping hand to more than 4.5 million vulnerable individuals, with a major focus on the country’s youth. In light of these achievements, the organisation has announced a strategic five-year plan to ensure sustainable wellbeing for an additional five ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-vision-cambodia-aid-over-45m-vulnerable-people

13th round of cash transfers underway to at-risk households

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has begun the third payments of its 13th round of cash transfer programme to more than 700,000 impoverished and vulnerable households. The programme began during the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/13th-round-cash-transfers-underway-risk-households

Suspended garment workers to receive second allowance payout

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has given allowances for the second time to 8,762 garment sector workers who were suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and global economic crisis. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/suspended-garment-workers-to-receive-second-allowance-payout

Concern as Omicron variant cases rise in neighbouring countries

The Ministry of Health has alerted people to be vigilant and continue to practise preventive measures followed for COVID-19, as transmission from a new sub- variant, Omicron XBB.1.5, are increasing in neighbouring countries. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501298252/concern-as-omicron-variant-cases-rise-in-neighbouring-countries/

Gov’t releases $1B pay-out to poor, vulnerable households

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MOSVY) has released more than $1 billion in payouts to Cambodian poor and vulnerable households during Covid-19 in 13 rounds that are divided into 35 times as of Wednesday this week. The 13th round began its ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501297077/govt-releases-1b-pay-out-to-poor-vulnerable-households/

COVID-19 still a threat, says WHO

Despite downgrading the threat level of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that Cambodians must remain vigilant and keep abreast of booster updates. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501287449/covid-19-still-a-threat-says-who/

Cambodia ends mandatory facemask wearing and rapid test for mass gathering

Prime Minister Hun Sen declared this yesterday afternoon that the mandatory facemask wearing and rapid COVID-19 testing at any public gathering will be discontinued. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501276347/cambodia-ends-mandatory-facemask-wearing-and-rapid-test-for-mass-gathering/

No new Covid cases in Cambodia

The Ministry of Health on April 19 reported no new Covid-19 cases or new recoveries. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-new-covid-cases-cambodia-86

Pandemic hits artists’ livelihoods

Artists in Cambodia have been hit hard by Covid-19, with the unemployment rate in the last half of 2022 standing at nearly 30 percent, recent research reveals. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-pandemic-hits-artists-livelihoods

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