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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/

WHO, UNICEF laud action on infant formula violations

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef)  commended the Health Ministry’s crackdown on four companies for violating the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitute. The four companies are Royal Platinum Co Ltd, Nutrilatt, LMM Distribution and VVH Import Export. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740345/who-unicef-laud-action-on-infant-formula-violations/

Unicef promotes e-learning scheme

UNICEF has scaled up support in 145 countries, including Cambodia, to help children continue their studies after school closures around the world due to Covid-19. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unicef-promotes-e-learning-scheme

Children gain opportunities but face risks in age of social media

A Children’s Fund (Unicef) report on the use of social media by children and adolescents in East Asia says that although access to such sites provides children with big opportunities, it also exposes them to the growing risks that accompany the platforms. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/children-gain-opportunities-face-risks-age-social-media

UN agency to continue support for landmine and ERW victims

Unicef yesterday announced that it is committed in continuing support for the government and its development partners to reduce threats posed by mines and explosive remnants of war. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694709/un-agency-to-continue-support-for-landmine-and-erw-victims

Cambodia’s cyberbullied children

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has released the results of a five-week poll involving one million young people and suggestions from a series of student-led #ENDviolence Youth Talks. Among the findings from the poll and youth talks was that 85.7 percent of young ...

Sheith Khidhir
https://theaseanpost.com/article/cambodias-cyberbullied-children

Unicef calls for ‘concrete action’ on online bullying in Cambodia

The UN Children’s Agency has called for a new policy to protect Cambodian children from bullying. In a statement released to coincide with Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, Unicef said young people between the ages of 15 and 25 years olds were particularly at risk. Natascha ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/unicef-calls-for-concrete-action-on-online-bullying-in-cambodia/4775248.html

Lack of iodized salt causes ‘serious public health problem’ in Cambodia

Laillou was stunned to find that 90 percent of coarse salt and 40-50 percent of fine salt was now not iodized. And all of it was labeled as iodized. Online journal Nutrients said iodine deficiency in Cambodia had become “a serious public health problem” just ...

Robert Carmichael and Sokummono Khan
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/salt-iodization-cambodia-public-health/3802313.html

PM calls out US again for bombs

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday used a speaking slot at a children’s rights conference to once again castigate the United States, urging the UN to “increase its volume” in condemning the US for dropping bombs that maimed and killed children.​ ...

Touch Sokha and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-calls-out-us-again-bombs

Kids’ supplement results mixed

The Cambodian government and UNICEF yesterday released results of a clinical trial on new locally produced food supplements to tackle the country’s persistently dismal malnutrition figures, with at least one of the two products proving effective.   ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kids-supplement-results-mixed

Newborn care still a concern

Although infant mortality rates have dropped dramatically over the past 15 years, a new report in the journal Healthcare has identified significant shortcomings in newborn care in Cambodia.   ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/newborn-care-still-concern

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