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Ministry extends agreement to help victims of violence

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Officials sign the MoU yesterday in Phnom Penh. Fresh News

The Social Affairs Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with four NGOs to extend cooperation and spend about $2 million over the course of three years to help women and children in Cambodia.

The signing of the MoU was presided over by ministry undersecretary of state Hach Hean and was attended by representatives of Holt Children’s Services, World Mobilisation, Sunshine Cambodia and First Step Cambodia at the ministry yesterday.

Mr Hean said the ministry and the four NGOs will focus on supporting women and children in rural areas who suffer from violence.

He added that a ministry working group and the NGOs will cooperate to provide education to women and children.

“We welcome all national and international organisations that intend to help Cambodia,” Mr Hean said. “This is not related to politics at all.”

An officer with the ministry said that a budget of more than $2 million will be disbursed among the four NGOs for operations and events.

Sunshine Cambodia yesterday on Facebook thanked the ministry for continuing to work with the organisation.

“We would like to thank all officials […] for supporting us and agreeing to renew our project for another three years,” the NGO said.

Ministry spokesman Toch Channy declined to comment yesterday.

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