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US World Vision offers Covid-19 assistance

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World Vision International senior operations director Edward Danielraj Selvanayagam met labour minister Ith Sam Heng on Monday. Labour Ministry

US World Vision offers Covid-19 assistance

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary of state Ngoy Rith said plans are in place with World Vision Cambodia to launch a joint campaign to assist youth, workers and children as the economic effects of Covid-19 continue.

World Vision International senior operations director Edward Danielraj Selvanayagam met labour minister Ith Sam Heng on Monday.

Sam Heng thanked World Vision for its long presence in Cambodia and the humanitarian work it has carried out since 1979. He said the organisation has provided technical and vocational training programmes and projects to eliminate child labour and provide nutritious food and education. It has also created job opportunities and helped children.

Rith told reporters on Monday that World Vision has contributed to supporting the government in addressing Covid-19 impacts. During the meeting, both sides discussed establishing strategies to assist youth, workers and children.

“We will establish strategies to negate the impacts so we can create opportunities to restore opportunities gradually. Covid has made us all suffer from hardships and we don’t know when it will end,” he said.

Rith said the ministry will assist this work and World Vision is satisfied with the measures of the government and the ministry.

Selvanayagam, who recently took office, also thanked Prime Minister Hun Sen for allowing World Vision to implement various humanitarian programmes in Cambodia.

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