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18 Jul 2017 description

SIEM REAP – Experts from six Southeast Asian nations have met in Cambodia under the coordination of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to talk about how best to provide school meals for students in their countries.

Participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste met for three days to exchange views with peers from neighbouring countries and to engage in discussion with WFP technical staff.

23 Nov 2016 description

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (23 November 2016) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $117 million loan to the Governments of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar and Viet Nam to enhance responses to emerging infectious diseases and the management of other major public health threats. The Lao PDR government is also receiving $8 million in grant assistance.

11 Aug 2016 description

Key points:

  • Connect Settlement Agency says its program will be "very small"
  • Five refugees were resettled from Nauru to Cambodia, but only one remains
  • Immigration declined to say why the new agency is needed

By South-East Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane

The Australian Government has refused to explain why it has added a second refugee resettlement agency in Cambodia, when only one person has resettled there from Nauru.

25 Jul 2016 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 25, 2016

On July 25, 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry led the United States’ delegation to the Ninth Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting in Vientiane, Laos. Established at the July 2009 ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) annual meetings, LMI seeks to narrow the development gap between the five Lower Mekong countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, and the rest of ASEAN.

10 Sep 2015 description
report IRIN

By Abby Seiff and David Boyle

PHNOM PENH, 10 September 2015 (IRIN) - When word spread through this quiet suburban block in Cambodia’s capital that one of four refugees sent to the country under a controversial resettlement deal with Australia had asked to be repatriated, residents were unsurprised.

Hong Sinath, who frequently stays with his family nearby, said he had only seen them leave their guarded villa in a van with people accompanying them. "I think this place is similar to a so-called prison where they lock the people inside," he told IRIN.

09 Sep 2015 description
report Voice of America

Robert Carmichael

PHNOM PENH— Cambodia has agreed to take more refugees from an Australian detention center on the island of Nauru, giving a boost to a $40 million resettlement deal that so far has been widely seen as an expensive failure for Australia. The pledge came after an unannounced visit to Phnom Penh by Australia’s immigration minister, Peter Dutton, during which he met Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

After Dutton’s meeting with Hun Sen, a Cambodian government spokesman told news media that the Southeast Asian nation is “ready to accept more refugees.”

01 Sep 2015 description

By Prak Chan Thul and Lincoln Feast

PHNOM PENH/SYDNEY, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Cambodia said on Monday it did not intend to accept any more refugees from a South Pacific detention centre under an agreement with Australia, dealing a blow to the controversial resettlement scheme criticised by rights groups.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

12 Jul 2015 description

PHNOM PENH, July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When hundreds of fishermen were rescued from a life of slavery on Thai fishing boats off the coast of Indonesia earlier this year, the world took notice.

Trafficked and sold to work on the boats, the men - mostly from Myanmar and Cambodia - had endured beatings, abuse and torture.

Read the full story on Reuters -AlertNet.

21 Apr 2015 description
report Voice of America

Kong Sothanarith

PHNOM PENH— Two officials from Cambodia’s Interior Ministry departed Monday for Australia and the Pacific Island of Nauru, to ensure that an initial group of asylum seekers there will move to Cambodia, part of a controversial deal with Australia.

Five asylum seekers have reportedly agreed to take the deal and move to Cambodia, a country critics say is ill equipped to absorb refugees. Both Cambodia and Australia have been heavily criticized for the deal.

09 Oct 2014 description

LUANG PRABANG, 9 October 2014 - The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the ASEAN Secretariat, organised a workshop on children and families who are affected by unexploded ordnance (UXO) contamination.

20 Feb 2014 description
report IRIN

PHNOM PENH, 20 February 2014 (IRIN) - Efforts are being scaled up to stem a further spread of drug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia.

“The emergence of resistance… threatens worldwide malaria control and treatment since there is no alternative to this drug if its efficacy decreases further and the resistance spreads outside the region,” wrote the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which is providing some US$150 million for malaria prevention and elimination programmes in the Greater Mekong sub-region within the next two years.

27 Jun 2013 description

Source: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:48 AM
Author: Thin Lei Win

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change will bring higher temperatures and longer wet seasons to the Lower Mekong Basin, affecting the cultivation of rice and other crops the majority of its 65 million inhabitants rely on for food and income, experts say.

Read the full article on AlertNet

21 Feb 2013 description
report ACTED

ACTED launches South/Southeast Asia Regional Strategy 2013-2015

01 Nov 2012 description

Recurrent floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and seasonal typhoons, as well as limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and FY 2012, USAID’s Office of U.S.

19 Jul 2012 description
report GFDRR, World Bank

This report is a first collaborative effort to present a comprehensive body of knowledge on the state of disaster risk financing and insurance in ASEAN Member States and share examples of best practice and lessons from international experience.

16 Jul 2012 description
report Mizzima News

The United States has pledged US$ 50 million for environmental and social development projects among the lower Mekong countries, following the conclusion of the Asean foreign ministers meeting in Cambodia, and other related meetings regional meetings.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who attended the fifth Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting in Cambodia, said the funds would aid social networking and environmental groups in Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

18 Jun 2012 description

Asia Pacific: new research shows failings in protection in the region

Bangkok, 15 June, 2012 – When asylum seekers reach the Asia Pacific they may realise more than anyone what is missing in terms of their protection. Where some countries are successfully helping asylum seekers live in safety, others are lacking.