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ASEAN forum vows to shield children from online abuse

Cambodia and the ASEAN nations co-hosted an information technology forum, which ended in a joint commitment to protect children from online exploitation. The forum was held on November 2, with the support of UNICEF and the Cambodian government. Also joining the forum were development partners, youth ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-forum-vows-shield-children-online-abuse

2.2 million Cambodian children exposed to high heatwave frequency

Cambodia is one of the countries currently affected, with 2.2 million children – or 37.1 percent of the total child population – exposed to high heatwave frequency, pointed out a UNICEF’s press release issued yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501175840/2-2-million-cambodian-children-exposed-to-high-heatwave-frequency/

43% of children under 14 physically disciplined at home, study says

Nearly half of Cambodian children aged 1 to 14 years old are disciplined in their homes using physical violence, a new government study says, with social norms remaining a key factor in why adults hit their kids. ...

Ngay Nai
https://cambojanews.com/43-of-children-under-14-physically-disciplined-at-home-study-says/

COVID-19 pandemic fuels largest continued backslide in vaccinations in three decades

WHO and UNICEF sound the alarm as new data shows global vaccination coverage continued to decline in 2021, with 25 million infants missing out on lifesaving vaccines. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501113173/covid-19-pandemic-fuels-largest-continued-backslide-in-vaccinations-in-three-decades/

Prey Veng declared Kingdom’s second mine-free province

Prey Veng is now the second province to be declared landmine free – after Kep – though some undiscovered munitions and cluster bombs as well as other unexploded ordnance (UXO) remain to be cleared, according to Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prey-veng-declared-kingdoms-second-mine-free-province

WHO: Kingdom’s jab drive deserves study

World Health Organisation (WHO) representative to Cambodia Li Ailan said countries around the world should study how Cambodia overcame the challenges of Covid-19 and follow its success, particularly its overarching vaccination programme. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/who-kingdoms-jab-drive-deserves-study

Cambodian children experience extensive “learning loss” during pandemic

Cambodia’s Ministry of Education and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday jointly revealed alarming new findings about learning loss experienced by Cambodian students during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501053580/cambodian-children-experience-extensive-learning-loss-during-pandemic/

Australia commits to beef up Cambodia’s cold chain capacity

Australia has committed to provide Cambodia with another 33 ultra-low temperature freezers to store Covid-19 vaccines, as well as cooperative support in the agricultural sector. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/australia-commits-beef-cambodias-cold-chain-capacity

Women’s minister pushing positive parenting toolkits

Minister of Women’s Affairs Ing Kantha Phavi virtually launched three different toolkits on positive parenting to promote positive child education through increased knowledge and skills and access to appropriate and timely parenting support. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/womens-minister-pushing-positive-parenting-toolkits

UNICEF report says Cambodian children face crisis from poor diets

A report released by UNICEF on September 22 said that Cambodian children under the age of two are not getting the food or nutrients they need to thrive and grow well, leading to irreversible developmental harm. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50940015/unicef-report-says-cambodian-children-face-crisis-from-poor-diets/

Japan boosting Cambodia’s cold-chain storage capacity

The Japanese government and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have provided the Ministry of Health with essential equipment to strengthen cold-chain management of Covid-19 vaccines to help ensure the regular delivery of them and better long-term processing within the Kingdom. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-boosting-cambodias-cold-chain-storage-capacity

Oz pledges $66M for economic resilience

Australia plans to provide about A$90 million (US$66 million) in funding to Cambodia for a new bilateral project dubbed “Resilience Economic Development”, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) on September 15. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/oz-pledges-66m-economic-resilience

US announces more Covid aid

US ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy said the Kingdom’s Ministry of Health has proven itself to be remarkably well-prepared for its mission to prevent the spread of Covid-19 since the earliest days of the pandemic, making it one of the leading countries in the region ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-announces-more-covid-aid

US pledges $4 million to fight Covid-19, protect Cambodians

The United States has promised to provide $4 million to Cambodia through WHO and UNICEF to implement projects to combat Covid-19 and the COVAX Facility for vaccines. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50935253/us-pledges-4-million-to-fight-covid-19-protect-cambodians/

UNICEF says Cambodian children at very high risk of climate change impacts

Young people living in Cambodia are among those most at risk of the impacts of climate change, threatening their health, education, and protection, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Cambodia said in a press statement on Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50921062/unicef-says-cambodian-children-at-very-high-risk-of-climate-change-impacts/

UNICEF pledges continued support for Cambodia

UNICEF reiterated that it will continue to support the immunisation programme in Cambodia through planning, cold chain and vaccine management, demand generation, technical know-how and training, and communications campaigns. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50901238/unicef-pledges-continued-support-for-cambodia/

Legal assistance sought for juvenile victims, offenders

Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) president Ly Chantola said the BAKC is collaborating with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide legal assistance to both juvenile victims and offenders at court hearings across the country. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/legal-assistance-sought-juvenile-victims-offenders

Unicef lauds IDPoor scheme for protecting children amid pandemic

Unicef country director Foroogh Foyouzat has praised Cambodia for the IDPoor scheme and its ability to protect children from exposure to child labour and trafficking amid the pandemic. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767552/unicef-lauds-idpoor-scheme-for-protecting-children-amid-pandemic/

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