The people of Cambodia have been left with a daunting legacy. Three years of devastation under the Pol Pot regime saw one-third of its people die, followed by another 15 years of civil war. Since the first election in 1993, the country has worked hard to rebuild and retrain communities and restore confidence and trust in leadership. World Renew is careful not to dominate the development process. Through training in governance, sustainable livelihoods, food security, health, and education World Renew supports the local people to make their own decisions and take initiatives that are most important to them.
COUNTRY COVID UPDATE
In January 2021, the government began to reopen schools and allow other kinds of gatherings, but a community transmission event in late February triggered another virus outbreak, spreading to a number of provinces. As a result, the government enacted new Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Other Serious, Dangerous and Contagious Diseases in March.
According to the law, offenders face six months to 20 years in prison and a fine of between two and 20 million riels ($500 and $5,000).
World Renew is particularly mindful of those experiencing poverty, who stand to feel the impact of the law the most profoundly as they grapple with severe livelihood problems and attempt to provide for their families. Please pray for the health, safety, and economic well being of the Cambodian people. World Renew continues our work in accordance with all government-mandated guidelines.
Poverty around the world has only grown more pronounced because of COVID-19. Some estimates say humanitarian progress has been set back 25 years by this pandemic. Your gifts to Cambodia go straight towards allowing World Renew to continue and, hopefully, scale up our programming in response. We can’t meet these needs without you.