Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association


Tuol Tor Teung secondary school in Preah Sihanouk province was one of thousands of schools closed to in-person during much of the past 18 months, Photo taken in April 2020. Soeur Bonsom

Dropout rate among students is increasing during the COVID-19 crisis

With in-person school closed and her family facing worsening financial difficulties, Sopey decided to drop out of ninth grade in Preah Sihanouk province last year to become a garment worker in order to support her family. Speaking in a miserable voice, Sopey — now 17 — said in an interview that she badly wishes she could return to school.
Heavy rain and floods from Thailand hit Battambang town. Photo taken on October 18, 2021. In Kongchet

Thousands of households and farmland hit by flooding in northwest

Around 4,000 households have been affected by flooding in northwest Cambodia following weeks of heavy rainfall and flooding that has intensified over the past few days, impacting thousands of hectares of rice paddies, roads and other infrastructure and forcing thousands of families to be evacuated from their homes.