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.
COVID COUNTRY UPDATE
Cambodia’s last COVID-19 patient was discharged in mid-May and according to the health ministry, the country reports zero active cases. However, physical distancing precautions continue, which means World Renew programming is still abiding by preventative measures that help avoid another outbreak COVID-19. World Renew’s chief initiative at this time is reaching out directly to households to increase health education on sanitation and hygiene practices to prevent another coronavirus outbreak. The tippy-taps installed throughout the country mean families can continue to ensure safe, clean, and regular handwashing in order to fight transmission of the virus.