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Poverty reduction a mixed success, as countryside rates remain high

Cambodia’s efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger have yielded mixed results, despite the government’s claim it has reduced the poverty rate ahead of a UN deadline. But many people remain near the poverty line, vulnerable to natural disasters, such as flooding, that could put ...

Men Kimseng,
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/poverty-reduction-a-mixed-success-as-countryside-rates-remain-high/2640700.html

Malnutrition central to health gap: NGO

The gap between Cambodia’s health rich and health poor is “devastating”, according to a report by World Vision issued yesterday. Cambodia is ranked 124 out of 176 countries on the global index based on four indicators used to measure the gap in each listed country: life ...

Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malnutrition-central-health-gap-ngo

Work underway on 'catastrophic' Cambodian dam

Srekor village has stood on the banks of the Se San River in northeastern Cambodia for generations. In a few years it will be gone, submerged along with more than 300 square kilometres of surrounding farmland and forest. For 37-year-old rice farmer Pa Tou, the ...

http://www.dw.de/work-underway-on-catastrophic-cambodian-dam/a-16803423

Unclean Water Costs $450M A Year, New UN Report Says

Poor sanitation costs Cambodia $450 million a year due to health costs resulting from water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, according to a new report by the UN Environment Program. The report follows data released last week by the World Bank that found that 75 percent ...

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