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Violence against kids raised

Some 200 children and youths from 13 provinces gathered in the capital on Monday to express their concerns over ongoing use of violence against children. Civil society organisations, meanwhile, called for more collaboration with local communities and authorities to address the issue. The concerns were ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/violence-against-kids-raised

Students call for wider selection of books

A quarter of Cambodian students want more access to books and other reading materials, a study by World Vision revealed yesterday. Of the 4,000 students surveyed by the global NGO, 25 percent said they sought “more amount and variety” of books, while 12 percent wanted “better ...

Khmer Times Staff
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36374/students-call-for-wider-selection-of--books/

Child abuse rife says NGO report

Children in Cambodia face a range of threats to their safety including violence, sexual abuse and economic exploitation, with the justice system failing to prosecute alleged offenders, according to a 68-page report by a host of children’s welfare NGOs. ...

MOM KUNTHEAR
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25683/child-abuse-rife-says-ngo-report/

Marketing tactics illegal: orgs

Despite implementing a ban on marketing for breast-milk substitutes (BMS) in an effort to boost natural breastfeeding, suppliers of baby formula continue to commit “flagrant violations” of the law by marketing their products illegally and claiming superior health benefits, a new report shows. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/marketing-tactics-illegal-orgs

Ministry official rejects NGO report on city’s slums

A government official rejected calls from a pair of NGOs on Tuesday to do more for Phnom Penh’s slums amid what they described as an opaque land-titling system that has routinely failed poor communities. In a joint report, “The Exclusion of Urban Poor Communities From Systematic ...

Khuon Narim and Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-official-rejects-ngo-report-on-citys-slums-81606/

Some 570 Cambodians fall ill after eating contaminated snacks

Approximately 570 Cambodian people, mostly children, in northwestern Cambodia’s Siem Reap province got sick after eating bread filled with meat and vegetables on Saturday afternoon, a provincial health chief confirmed. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://bit.ly/1Icwc7r

World Vision and other aid agencies reject Australia's refugee deal with Cambodia

International aid agencies based in Cambodia have rejected the Abbott government’s resettlement deal, saying it  is not appropriate for a country that has been accused of human rights abuses and has no refugee resettlement experience.​ A Cambodian delegation will meet with refugees on Nauru, the ...

Sarah Whyte
http://bit.ly/19dZtmv

Concern for children as migrants return to Thailand

In the wake of a mass exodus of Cambodian migrant workers from Thailand last month, World Vision says that an alarming number of children have found themselves lost and separated from their parents at the border. In a statement released Tuesday, the organization also said many ...

Lauren Crothers and Phorn Bopha
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/concern-for-children-as-migrants-begin-returning-to-thailand-63592/

Government urges NGOs to support migrant workers from Thailand

Relevant organizations have been actively cooperating with the government in providing transportation service for illegal migrant workers to return to their home after they were sent back by the junta in Thailand. The temporary estimation for the aid so far amounts to nearly 200,000$. The government ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=NDUzNzQxYjI3N2R

VisionFund empowering rural women

VisionFund Cambodia, which took root in the Kingdom in 2003 as the result of a partnership with global NGO World Vision, aims to empower women and their families with small loans and other financial services, in additional to bolstering the education available for poor children ...

Moeun Nhean
http://phnompenhpost.com

Flooding Caused Evacuation of 31,000 Houses

More than 31,000 households were evacuated and 168 people died across 20 provinces during this year’s rainy-season flooding, according to the Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF), which released its final report on the flooding Monday. In general, flooding did not affect Cambodia as badly as in 2011, ...

Denise Hruby and Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/flooding-caused-evacuation-of-31000-houses-48969/

Kids key in disaster planning

Stronger disaster planning is needed to avoid future devastation and loss of life caused by flooding, according to a report published by World Vision yesterday. The report, titled Cities Prepare, recommends that the Cambodian government and civil society work to place “a stronger emphasis on disaster risk ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kids-key-disaster-planning

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

New Mortgage Program Helps Cambodia's Poor Find Better Homes

If you’ve applied for a mortgage recently, you know how hard it can be. The bank demands all kinds of obscure documents and wants proof of almost every asset you own. But an innovative mortgage program halfway around the world will evaluate your application without ...

http://www.wbur.org/npr/176121367/new-mortgage-program-helps-cambodias-poor-find-better-homes

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