Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - WFP launches online food map

WFP launches online food map

WFP launches online food map

The United Nations World Food Programme has launched a new online

food-security map of Cambodia, identifying areas of vulnerability and

showing where improvement has taken place and where more intervention

is needed. The vulnerable areas with high malnutrition rates are in the

provinces of Kampong Spue, Kampong Thom, Mondol Kiri, Odar Mean Chey,

Pursat, Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Ratanakiri, Siem Reap and Stung Treng.

"This gives us a far clearer picture of where we need to target our

assistance,” said WFP country director Thomas Keusters. “It illustrates

the fact that food security goes far beyond sufficient food production,

but is affected by poverty, maternal health, access to clean water and

health services, as well as shocks such as natural disasters and other

socio-economic vulnerability,” he said.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all