Proponents of a new children’s hospital in Siem Reap province say they hope the institution will help lower infant mortality rates. Long Sedtha, country director of Friends Without a Border in Cambodia, said the Koma Angkor Hospital for children under 16 should open by the end of the year in Sout Nikum district. Cambodia has the highest infant and under-5 mortality rate in the region, at 97 and 141 per 1,000 live births respectively, according to UNICEF.
In Brief: High hopes for new children’s hospital
- Ethnic group ‘disappointed’ to be denied French visas to attend court
Eleven people at the centre of a case involving seven indigenous Bunong villages in Mondulkiri province pursuing legal action in France have expressed disappointment after the French embassy in Phnom Penh denied their visa applications to attend court. A press release said the 11 included a
- Cambodia nabs 12th place in best retirement destinations
Cambodia is an expatriate hotspot for those dreaming of living a more luxurious lifestyle at an affordable cost, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019. For the fourth year in a row, Cambodia took the top spot in the Cost of Living category.
- EU starts EBA withdrawal
The EU on Monday announced that it has begun the 18-month process of withdrawing the Kingdom’s access to its preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement over “a deterioration of democracy [and] respect for human rights”. However, the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) said
- PM: War result of foreign meddling
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday that Cambodia’s recent history of conflict was caused by foreign interference. “The wars that happened were caused by provocation, incitement, support, smearing and interference from foreign powers, and the group of ignorant people who pushed Cambodia to