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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

Manet redirects $200M to social programmes

Prime Minister Hun Manet said the state has saved over $200 million through the suspension of non-urgent research and case study projects. He has directed the funding towards more pressing target, such as the expansion of social protection and disaster relief. ...

Samban Chandara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/manet-redirects-200m-social-programmes

New mothers enjoy social protection updates

In the first 10 days of August, nearly 200 pregnant women and children under two years of age had already benefited from a new government policy which increases the allowances paid to members of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). The women expressed their satisfaction ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-mothers-enjoy-social-protection-updates

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

Cash transfers restart for suspended factory workers

The government, through the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, resumed cash transfer payments for factory workers whose contracts were suspended by their employers. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-transfers-restart-suspended-factory-workers

Over $960M spent on cash transfer scheme

The government has spent more than $960 million on the cash transfer programme for poor and vulnerable families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, benefiting nearly 2.8 million people. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-960m-spent-cash-transfer-scheme

Social protection scheme bolsters nation’s healthcare

The social protection program plays a significant role in promoting the healthcare service sector and reducing the cost of living, which leads to improved socio-economic status. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-social-protection-scheme-bolsters-nations-healthcare

Small farmers call for NSSF benefits access

Farmers from across several provinces used the occasion of the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s Social Protection Week forum to call for smallholder farmers to be integrated into the national social protection system. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/small-farmers-call-nssf-benefits-access

Informal economy workers expect to join NSSF late Feb

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) will tentatively roll out its Social Protection: Innovations for Informal Sector (SPIN) project for housemaids and tuk-tuk drivers soon after an NSSF board of directors meeting on February 21. ...

Rann Reuy
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/informal-economy-workers-expect-join-nssf-late-feb

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/social-protection-week-meeting-aims-strengthen-transparency

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-aid-poor-vulnerable-households-enters-12th-round

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

Cash assistance for poor continues

During a two-year stretch of the Covid-19 pandemic from June 25, 2020 through June 25 of this year, the Cambodian government spent $714.9 million to help 700,000 poor and vulnerable households, according to Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation spokesman Touch Channy. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-assistance-poor-continues

Not out of the woods yet: Kingdom spends more to help citizens

The pandemic has cost Cambodia $2.3 billion in expenses since it began, Prime Minister Hun Sen was quoted as saying last month.   ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/special-reports/not-out-woods-yet-kingdom-spends-more-help-citizens

Gov’t rolls out 10th round of relief measures

The government has rolled out the 10th round of economic relief measures to manage the impact on key sectors from Covid-19 and the ongoing recovery process, and bolster economic growth during and after the crisis. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-rolls-out-10th-round-relief-measures

Cash handout for poor enters seventh round

The government on October 24 completed the third phase of the sixth round of funding to assist 670,000 poor and vulnerable people. The cash assistance is to help needy people hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the government handing out more than 120 billion ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-handout-poor-enters-seventh-round

Students fed despite school closure

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has pitched in to help with Covid-19 relief efforts by distributing rice to over 13,000 students in six provinces as part of the government’s efforts to implement social protection policies. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/students-fed-despite-school-closure

Ministry announces new round of cash handouts for laid-off workers

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced the government’s next round of cash assistance for 6,366 laid-off workers from 22 factories in the garment and tourism sectors that had suspended operation due to the pandemic. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-announces-new-round-cash-handouts-laid-workers

Gov’t gives financial aid to lockdown-affected workers

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has provided financial assistance to 59,012 workers from 175 factories in the garment, footwear and bag industry located in lockdown areas in Phnom Penh, Kandal province’s Takhmao town and Sihanoukville (Phase 2, 3 and 4). ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-gives-financial-aid-lockdown-affected-workers

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