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Save The Children launches EU-funded welfare project

Save the Children launched an EU-funded project on Wednesday – Responsive and Effective Child Welfare Systems Transformation (React) – which aims to ensure proper legal protection and quality services for children, the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s diplomatic service said. The launch of ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/save-children-launches-eu-funded-welfare-project

Crash kills four staffers of NGO

Sok Samnang, the Takeo provincial police chief, said 14 Save the Children employees were returning to Phnom Penh in a private minibus from a child protection workshop in Kep province when the incident happened. ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/crash-kills-four-staffers-ngo

Social services to be improved

The government, Hagar International and Save the Children are teaming up to address the country’s lack of social workers, hoping to beef up the social service sector and deal with the growing number of children in residential care facilities – informally known as orphanages.   ...

Jonathan Greig
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35326/social-services-to-be-improved/

Child abuse rife says NGO report

Children in Cambodia face a range of threats to their safety including violence, sexual abuse and economic exploitation, with the justice system failing to prosecute alleged offenders, according to a 68-page report by a host of children’s welfare NGOs. ...

MOM KUNTHEAR
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25683/child-abuse-rife-says-ngo-report/

Gov’t failing to implement fake milk law

Baby formula manufacturers are flouting a sub-decree that bans promotions of formula in stores and health-care facilities, the World Health Organization, Unicef and three NGOs said in a statement Wednesday. According to the statement, 41 percent of stores selling breast milk substitutes in Phnom Penh had ...

George Wright
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-failing-to-implement-fake-milk-law-58291/

Well-being of women, children up

The well-being of women and children in Cambodia has improved vastly in the past 15 years but still lags internationally, according to a report released by the nonprofit organisation Save the Children this week. ...

Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/well-being-women-children

Women’s health gets $14m boost

Taking strides to curb Cambodia’s high maternal and child mortality rates, health officials yesterday launched a $14 million initiative to improve women’s limited access to reproductive health care. During the three-year Partnering to Save Lives campaign, funded by AusAid, NGOs Care Cambodia, Marie Stopes and Save ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women%E2%80%99s-health-gets-14m-boost

Floods a Yearly Trial for Those Living Along Mekong

TBONG KHUM DISTRICT, Kompong Cham province – From November to May, the Mekong River is quiet. So is life for the hundreds of thousands of people who live along its banks, which in Cambodia forms a 155,000 square km basin covering six provinces and Phnom ...

Aun Pheap and Denise Hruby
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/floods-a-yearly-trial-for-those-living-along-mekong-44143/

The Grain of Rice That Could Help Cambodia Grow

SAMRAONG TONG DISTRICT, Kompong Speu Province – Laughing, Ouch Samnang jumped back and forth over a skipping rope held by his classmates. The 13-year-old goes to school in a small village in Kom­pong Speu province, he has friends, five siblings and loving parents. Overall, he ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/the-grain-of-rice-that-could-help-cambodia-grow-32650/

Country Is Prepared for Heavy Rains, Disaster Committee Says

To make sure Cambodia is ready for potential devastating floods, government officials have created an emergency preparedness plan that includes storing 16,000 tons of milled rice and putting 3,500 armed forces on reserve. [Nhim Vanda, first vice president in charge of the National Committee for Disaster Management ...

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