Cambodia identifies 50,000 more poor families affected by COVID-19: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Tuesday that the kingdom has identified another 50,000 new poor households, raising the total number of poor families affected by the COVID-19 to over 610,000 so far.

“We spent 24 million U.S. dollars to support more than 560,000 poor families (in June), and the spending rose to 28 million dollars (in July) after we had found another 50,000 new poor families,” he said in a speech during a visit to farmers in southern Takeo province.

He said local authorities still continue to identify more poor households for cash subsidies during the COVID-19 crisis.

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