Relief aid provided to Vietnamese Cambodians to fight Covid-19 pandemic
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Dozens of tonnes of essential goods, including food and medical supplies, have been distributed to Vietnamese Cambodians to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Vietnamplus
Amidst the complicated development of Covid-19 in Cambodia, the relief aid, donated by agencies and organizations in Vietnam’s provinces bordering Cambodia like Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai, An Giang, and Dong Thap, have supported not only Vietnamese Cambodians but also those working on the frontline against Covid-19 in Cambodia, according to the World & Vietnam Report.
According to the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia, the relief aid includes rice, canned fish, medical masks and hand sanitizers, etc.
In addition, the Khmer-Vietnamese Association’s chapters in Kratie, Mondulkiri, and Tbong Khmum also received and distributed relief goods to 1,056 disadvantaged households in these three provinces.
In Kampong Chhnang province, where is home to the largest number of Vietnamese Cambodians, the Vietnamese Embassy’s Community Support Fund on April 10 handed over 3 tons of rice and 500kg of essential goods to representatives of the Khmer-Vietnamese Association’s chapter in the province to help Vietnamese Cambodians here.
The Khmer-Vietnam Association’s chapters in the provinces have actively worked with the local authorities so that Vietnamese Cambodians can be soon vaccinated against Covid-19.
Cambodia was suffering a significant surge in Covid-19 community transmissions. On Tuesday, the country reported 181 new infections. Three days earlier, there were more than 1,000 cases.
The World Health Organization (WHO) in Cambodia warned of the risk Cambodia is facing.
"We stand on the brink of a national tragedy because of Covid-19. Despite our best efforts... new cases occur every day and we are racing against the virus. Unless we can stop the outbreak, Cambodia’s health system is at high risk of being overwhelmed, which would have disastrous consequences," said WHO Representative to Cambodia, Li Ailan.
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