Disabled singers struggle to earn a living amid the pandemic

A blind man sings on a street for money in Phnom Penh, Picture taken September 21, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Some people with disabilities who earn a living by singing in public said they are struggling amid the pandemic, with fewer would-be customers on the streets.

Two farmers charged under COVID law for Svay Rieng land protests released on bail as local families accept compensation

Villagers protesting on August 2 on farmland within the disputed boundary of a Svay Rieng canal restoration project. Supplied

Two representatives of a farming community in Svay Rieng province who have been charged under the COVID-19 law were released on bail as more local families accept state compensation in a farmland dispute sparked by a canal restoration project.

Cattle farmers hit by outbreak of lumpy skin disease among stock

A man looks after his cattle infected with lumpy skin disease in Siem Reap province. Picture taken on September 11, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Nearly 40,000 cattle and buffaloes have reportedly been infected with a virus called lumpy skin disease (LSD) within three months across Cambodia, an outbreak severely affecting farmers and others in the livestock sector now struggling with sick animals.

Svay Rieng farmers pressured to accept land deal after arrest of community representatives

Villagers protesting on August 2 on farmland within the disputed boundary of a Svay Rieng canal restoration project. Supplied

Farmers involved in a land dispute along a canal restoration project in Svay Rieng province are beginning to agree to compensation from authorities after police last week arrested two community representatives.

Amid pandemic, some pregnant women struggle to get adequate care

A pregnant woman leaves a clinic after medical check up in Phnom Penh, July 21, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

With coronavirus cases continuing to spread in Cambodia, some pregnant women say they are concerned about whether they will be able to give birth safely in hospitals, while others say they can’t afford the costs of mandatory COVID tests.