Sep 09, 2021 / 21:37

Vietnam aids Cambodian of Vietnamese origin in Covid-19 fight

Cambodian of Vietnamese origin have been facing a lot of difficulties due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia, in collaboration with the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Cambodia, presented emergency relief aid to numerous households of Vietnamese origin in Prek Phnov District, Phnom Penh, on September 9.

These households have been facing a lot of difficulties due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The support includes rice, mosquito nets, and cash to 50 households of Vietnamese origin representing 1,171 disadvantaged households in 12 districts of the capital city.

 President of the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Phnom Penh Huynh Minh Phu talks to the media about emergency relief aid to Cambodians of Vietnamese origin. Photo: Nguyen Vu Hung/ VNA

President of the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Phnom Penh Huynh Minh Phu said that there have been many relief rounds, but they still fall short of meeting their demand because they have been relocated onshore from their traditional living habitat on fish rafts in the river.

Leaders of the Vietnamese Embassy and the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Cambodia pledged to continue raising more relief for underprivileged Vietnamese Cambodian, Phu stressed.

Besides, the Khmer-Vietnamese Association in Phnom Penh city has sprayed insecticides for households living in riverside areas.

In addition to Phnom Penh, the Embassy's Community Support Fund gave rice and medical supplies to more than 650 households in the provinces of Kampong Thom, Kampong Chhnang, Stung Treng, Prey Veng, and Kampong Cham. A total of 1,821 households have received the support.

In the past two months, the Community Support Fund has provided food, medical supplies, and essential goods to more than 800 households in isolated and pandemic-affected areas in the provinces of Kandal, Siem Reap, Kampong Chhnang, Prey Veng.

As of September 9, Cambodia had recorded more than 85,000 Covid-19 cases with over 1,600 fatalities.

Despite the fall in the number of new cases, Cambodia is still facing a high risk of pandemic spreading as many new patients detected in the community were diagnosed with Delta variant.

Experts warned that the number of new Covid-19 cases in Cambodia may surge when the country re-opens its border.