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More kids in care than thought: study

Almost one in every 100 children in Cambodia is living in a residential care institution, a number far higher than previous estimates, according to a new report in the British Medical Journal. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-kids-care-thought-study

Parliament passes Juvenile Justice Law

A new juvenile justice law designed to steer youth offenders toward restorative justice instead of incarceration was passed by the National Assembly on Monday after more than a decade in the works. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/parliament-passes-juvenile-justice-law-113251/

Maternal, child health outpacing neighbours

Cambodia is among 10 countries that achieved accelerated progress in maternal and child health – ahead of comparable countries – by meeting goals to reduce mortality among those population groups, according to a recent cross-country analysis by the WHO.   ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/maternal-child-health-outpacing-neighbours

Government unaware of at least 128 orphanages, report says

The government was unaware of about half of the residential child care centers operating in four provinces and Phnom Penh prior to a study conducted last year, according to a report released on Thursday. ...

Buth Kimsay and Sonia Kohlbacher
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/110401-110401/

Cambodia and UNICEF reinvest in country’s future

In an effort to identify and address “key barriers that impede the realization of children’s rights in Cambodia,” the Cambodian government and UNICEF Cambodia officially signed a new Country Program Action Plan yesterday, entering a three-year partnership that will cost an estimated $65 million, according ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21234/cambodia-and-unicef-reinvest-in-country---s-future/

Tourists and residents: stop giving cash to street kids!

Child-protection NGOs and government officials are urging tourists and residents of Cambodia to stop giving money to street children because these well-intentioned gestures can have devastating effects. ...

Va Sonyka
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12291/tourists-and-residents--stop-giving-cash-to-street-kids-/

Government to start small as it moves to end adoption ban

Cambodia is inching closer to lifting a self-imposed ban on inter-country adoptions and believes its efforts to reform will soon meet preconditions for restarting the adoption process with countries that outlawed the practice in response to numerous high-profile child trafficking scandals, the government said Tuesday. ...

Simon Henderson and Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-to-start-small-as-it-moves-to-end-adoption-ban-79038/

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