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22 Oct 2018 description

By Jared Ferrie and Annie Banerji

OU KRALANH, Cambodia/TOLAKCHUIN, India, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Phally Chhiv placed a pot of simmering soup filled with fish and greens on a wooden platform outside her one-room home in northwestern Cambodia - using nutrient-packed minnows that experts hope can help to end global hunger.

02 Oct 2015 description

Cambodia's interior minister says his country will accept another two refugees held by Australia on Nauru.

The Cambodia Daily reports that Sar Kheng told a local television station on Thursday that a delegation had just returned from Nauru where it met the applicants.

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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.”

18 Apr 2013 description

MANILA, 18 APRIL 2013 - In observance of the third World Immunization Week (24-30 April), the World Health Organization (WHO) urges its Member States in the Western Pacific Region to scale up routine immunization services to stop endemic measles transmission.

01 Dec 2011 description

Phnom Penh, 28 November 2011– Leading members of the international community are gathered in Cambodia - the cradle of the anti-landmine movement - to push for progress in reducing the harm still caused by anti-personnel landmines.

The Eleventh Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (11MSP) – which 80 per cent of countries have joined - begins today in Phnom Penh.

20 Jun 2011 description
report EastAfrican

By Kevin Rudd

Posted Sunday, June 19 2011 at 13:04

There is something magical about a child under five – those baby years, when you witness their first smile, their first step, their first word.

Unfortunately, every year almost eight million children with entirely preventable diseases never make it to that special 5th birthday. And all too often the lack of a simple needle — your everyday baby checkup and immunisations — is the reason for this. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries.

20 May 2011 description

The Thai-Cambodian border once again became the site of violent clashes between the countries’ militaries in April. Following bloody clashes at the disputed site adjacent to the Preah Vihear temple on 4–7 February 2011 that saw an estimated 10 people killed, violence erupted again on 22 April despite a ceasefire, with 18 people thought to have been killed and 85,000 people displaced on either side of the border since that day, in the worst fighting witnessed in decades.

21 Apr 2011 description

World Malaria Day on 25 April helps us remember that half the world's population continues to be at risk of contracting this deadly and debilitating disease. The theme of this year's World Malaria Day is Achieving Progress and Impact, which marks the international community's renewed efforts to achieve near zero malaria deaths by 2015.In 2009, approximately 780,000 people died from malaria and 85 per cent were children under the age of five. More than two billion people are at risk of malaria in the Asia-Pacific region.Malaria can be cured.

15 Feb 2011 description
report IRIN

BANGKOK, 15 février 2011 (IRIN) - Des milliers d'habitants déplacés par les récents affrontements le long de la frontière thaïlando-cambodgienne ont commencé à rentrer chez eux, selon des responsables humanitaires.

« Un grand nombre, voire la totalité, est rentré », a dit à IRIN Sawanit Kongsiri, secrétaire-général adjoint de la Croix-Rouge Thaïlandaise et ancien vice-ministre des Affaires étrangères, le 14 février.

Plus de 35 000 personnes des deux côtés de la frontière ont fui leur maison près du temple contesté de Preah Vihear, après une série d'affrontements militaires …

14 Feb 2011 description

Stephen Ryan, Asia Pacific zone office.

Recent hostilities in the border region between Cambodia and Thailand resulted in the internal evacuation of thousands of people from their homes, raising an urgent need for food, shelter and other forms of assistance.

At the peak of the hostilities, an estimated 3,866 families were displaced in Thailand and approximately 3,000 families in Cambodia.

14 Feb 2011 description

Summary: There has been ongoing tension on the border between Thailand and Cambodia because of the long-disputed ownership of a 900-year-old temple which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A skirmish on 7 February 2011, however, escalated into an exchange of heavy artillery and gunfire. As a consequence, many people in Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani and Surin in Thailand, and the Preah Vihear province in Cambodia, left their homes.

14 Feb 2011 description
report IRIN

BANGKOK, 14 February 2011 (IRIN) - Thousands of residents displaced by recent fighting along the Thai-Cambodian border have begun returning homes, aid officials say.

"Quite a large number, if not all, have returned," Sawanit Kongsiri, assistant secretary-general of the Thai Red Cross Society and former deputy foreign minister, told IRIN on 14 February.

More than 35,000 people on both sides of the border fled their homes near the disputed Preah Vihear temple following a series of military clashes [

12 Feb 2011 description

BANGKOK, 12 February 2011 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce has distributed survival kits to villagers affected from the cross-border clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops in a bid to alleviate their difficulties.

Commerce Minister Pornthiva Nakasai stated that she was concerned about the living conditions of villagers residing along the Thai-Cambodian border, especially in the Kantharalak district, Si Sa Ket after closely monitoring the situation of artillery exchanges between the two sides.

Ms Pornthiva said the ministry therefore arranged a supply of necessary goods such as …

12 Feb 2011 description

SI SA KET, 12 February 2011 (NNT) - After living in shelters for one week, border residents in Si Sa Ket province have returned home while soldiers are stepping up security measures for their protection.

Approximately 21,000 people had to live in temporary shelters after they were evacuated from their homes in 55 villages near the border last week when clashes broke out between Thai and Cambodian soldiers.

10 Feb 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

Brief Description of the Emergency

Armed clashes that flared up on 4 February 2011 between the Cambodian and Thai military over a disputed stretch of border surrounding a 900-year-old temple have killed both soldiers and civilians. The exact number of deaths and injuries due to the clashes is unknown as both sides report different numbers. According to a report on Alert Net at least 11 people have been killed and thousands evacuated. Although the fighting has stopped, the situation remains tense.

09 Feb 2011 description
report IRIN

BANGKOK, 9 February 2011 (IRIN) - NGOs working along the Thai-Cambodian border are monitoring clashes between the two countries near a disputed temple and are extremely concerned about the reported displacement of up to 30,000 people.

"We have evacuated our staff and are preparing to assist those who have fled the area," Agneta Dau Valler, country representative of Church World Service Cambodia, [ http://www.cwscambodia.org/ ] which has field staff living in villages in Choam Khsant District, …

12 Jan 2011 description

GENEVA, 12 January 2011 - The world risks losing its most potent treatment for malaria unless steps are quickly taken to prevent the development and spread of drug resistant parasites, according to a new action plan released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Roll Back Malaria partnership (RBM).

The Global Plan for Artemisinin Resistance Containment outlines the necessary actions to contain and prevent resistance to artemisinins, which are the critical component of artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), the most potent weapon in treating falciparum malaria, the …

31 Dec 2010 description
  1. Introduction

    Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia and shares land borders with Thailand and Lao PDR to the West and North, and Vietnam to the East. The country has a total land mass of 176,515 square kilometres, and is mountainous at its Western, Northern and Eastern borders. The Tonle Sap Basin lies in the central part of the country, which is comprised of 23 provinces, 1,621 communes or sangkats, and 14,073 villages. Cambodia's current population is approximately 14 million.

20 Dec 2010 description
  • Rights group slam closure of U.N. Refugee office

    * Government has had disagreements with various U.N. bodies

    * NGOs say move threatens their future

    By Prak Chan Thul

    PHNOM PENH, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Cambodia's order to shut down a United Nations refugee office has further strained troubled ties with international organisations, casting doubt over the pro-business government's commitment to reforms.

    Rights groups are incensed by the order, made public last week, to close the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) centre, which handles Vietnamese refugees.

17 Dec 2010 description
report IRIN

PHNOM PENH, 17 December 2010 (IRIN) - The Cambodian government has ordered the closure of a UN site holding dozens of Montagnard refugees from Vietnam, in a move that rights groups say is politically motivated and potentially dangerous for those whose status has yet to be determined.

he facility houses 76 refugees and asylum-seekers from Vietnam who are members of that country's highland ethnic minorities. Rights groups claim the Montagnards face ethnic and religious persecution by the Vietnamese government.

A majority - 62 - at the site have qualified for resettlement but the …