Cambodia announces pandemic relief programme for the poor

Cambodia has launched a programme to give cash handouts to the country’s poorest households to alleviate the financial burden caused by the coronavirus.

At a ceremony to announce the programme on June 24, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the government will spend 25 million USD a month to provide money to 560,000 households identified by an existing programme as the poorest.

He said the cash transfers will be carried out in June and July, and will be extended or expanded in the following months according to economic conditions.

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