In just seven months this year, the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) stepped up to help more than 55,000 households in need, making a significant difference in the lives of vulnerable families.

As the nation’s premier humanitarian organisation, the CRC remains deeply committed to its 2021-2030 strategic plan.

“In the past seven months, we’ve reached out to 55,359 households, echoing our belief that the CRC is there for everyone, ensuring no one is left behind,” they shared.

During this period, the CRC’s central office supported 9,798 households, while their provincial branches assisted a further 45,785 households.

These branches built 41 homes, made necessary repairs to 93 homes, and provided essential skill training.

Men Neary Sopheak, the first deputy secretary-general of the CRC, highlighted, “At the start of this year, we began our third year into the CRC Strategy 2021-2023”.

Neary Sopheak further elaborated on the CRC’s four primary focus areas of disaster management and climate change, community health education, international humanitarian assistance, and dignity and social welfare, as well as organisational and branch development.

In a similar vein, Chea Somethy, governor of Prey Veng province and chairman of the Provincial Branch Committee, recently called for increased collaboration among the province’s CRC branches.

Speaking at a review meeting held on August 17, Somethy emphasised: “All our CRC branches, including the sub-branches, are diligently serving the community and ensuring timely assistance”.

In testament to this dedication, the provincial branches and sub-branches supported 758 households during these seven months, intervening a remarkable 146 times.