The US Agency for International Development awarded $4.7 milllion to East West Management
Inc to strength-en the monitoring, investigation, and follow-up of human rights cases.
The International Republican Institute will receive $800,000 for political and civil
The funding decision may affect a number of local human rights NGOs, including the
Khmer Kampuchea Krom Human Rights Association, which is facing closure due to a serious
lack of funds.
Other groups affected are Licadho, the Cambodia Defenders Project, Adhoc, Center
for Social Development, Cambodia Legal Education Center.
The NGOs will have to reapply for funding, which was previously channeled through
the Asia Foundation.