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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

Household income falls, debt rises sharply after drought

The economic stability of Cambodian households took a beating during the El Nino weather cycle that enveloped the region during the last dry season, resulting in drought conditions that drove many families into debt and lower income brackets, a new study has found. The study, released ...

Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/household-income-falls-debt-rises-sharply-drought-118540/

Linking villagers to health services

On the day 55-year-old Leangkim Theng was selected as a village health volunteer, she was not sure she could do it. The work required her to educate women on maternal and newborn health in Serei Sokha village of Kratie province. While she did not feel she ...

Khmer Time Team
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29910/linking-villagers-to-health-services/

UNICEF program aims to improve birth registration

One in every four children in Cambodia under the age of 5 has not had their birth registered, but a new program aims to tackle the problem at the commune level using mobile phone technology, according to UNICEF. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unicef-program-aims-improve-birth-registration

Iodine levels dangerously low in moms, children

More than 60 percent of mothers and young children in Cambodia are suffering from dangerously low levels of iodine in what a new study describes as a “serious public health problem.”   ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/iodine-levels-dangerously-low-in-moms-children-111218/

Ratanakkiri sanitation push starts

The Ministry of Rural Development, UNICEF and NGO Plan International Cambodia on Monday launched a new project to improve access to sanitation for 2,000 families in Ratanakkiri province. ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ratanakkiri-sanitation-push-starts

Child abuse costs Kingdom: study

Violence against children cost Cambodia approximately $168 million in 2013, or just over 1 per cent of GDP, according to a new report from the government and UNICEF that explores the economic impacts of physical abuse.Titled The economic burden of health consequences of violence against ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/child-abuse-costs-kingdom-study

Tourists are unknowingly contributing to Cambodia’s rising number of orphanages

Almost 75 percent of kids in the country’s orphanages are there because their families can’t afford to keep them at home. In 2011, UNICEF released a study saying that the number of orphanages in Cambodia had increased by 75 percent in the previous six years, ...

Logan Connor
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/11/03/cambodias-orphanages

New campaign against infant mortality

Every day, 35 Cambodian children die before their fifth birthday. Their premature deaths are caused mainly by such preventable and treatable diseases as diarrhea or pneumonia. ...

Marina Shafik
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12131/new-campaign-against-infant-mortality/

Plan to boost birth records

Working with Unicef, Cambodia will develop a 10-year national strategy to boost birth-registration rates and build an integrated database encompassing identity records for the entire population, recently released tender documents reveal. Among the challenges to improving the birth-registration system, according to Kosalvathanak, is a lack ...

Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/plan-boost-birth-records

Ministry to curb orphanages

Minister for Social Affairs Vong Soth yesterday vowed to cut the amount of children in orphanages by 30 per cent within two years through a joint campaign with NGOs. Dubbed “Keep Families Together”, the initiative, backed by USAID, UNICEF and Friends International, will urge parents to ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-curb-orphanages

Ministry to curb orphanages

Minister for Social Affairs Vong Soth yesterday vowed to cut the amount of children in orphanages by 30 per cent within two years through a joint campaign with NGOs. Dubbed “Keep Families Together”, the initiative, backed by USAID, UNICEF and Friends International, will urge parents to ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-curb-orphanages

Sanitation check-up

The Ministry of Education will ask government schools to provide information on toilet numbers, fresh water supply and vegetable gardens as part of efforts to tackle poor sanitation and nutrition discouraging students from attending class. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/sanitation-check

Report exposes Cambodia’s failure of children

A report based on interviews with 54 children has exposed critical failings in Cambodia’s judicial system, recounting stories of unpleasant experiences in the presence of police, doctors and court rooms. UNICEF and Hagar, a child rights NGO based in Cambodia, released Wednesday “A System Just for ...

Worldbulletin News Staff
http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/153988/report-exposes-cambodias-failure-of-children

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