Cambodians plead for food as lockdown strictly enforced

NGOs rush aid to strict lockdown "red zones" and police warned over use of force.

Ry Sreymao is stuck at home and unable to work because she is stuck in one of the Cambodian capital’s “red zones” where lockdown enforcement is strict, and occasionally violent.

The 27-year-old garment worker said the situation was dire as her family is short of money and supplies.

“Our food is about to run out. The road is blocked and we are not allowed out,” she told Nikkei Asia, adding she had already scavenged all the edible plants she could find. “I would like any help, with vegetables, with anything, we are desperate.”

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