World Bank approves $200 million for Cambodia’s fight against COVID-19

Laborers work at a construction site in Phnom Penh, picture taken on June 8, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The World Bank has approved $200 million worth of International Development Association (IDA) credit for Cambodia’s fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and broader economic recovery.

Domestic workers call for social protections amid “slave-like” conditions

Domestic workers bring their employers' children to play outside in Phnom Penh, June 16, 2021.CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

In an online forum celebrating the 10th International Domestic Worker Day held by the Independent Democratic of Informal Economy Association (IDEA), domestic workers called on the government to provide them with social protections under the National Social Security Fund. At the moment, only garment and textile workers are eligible to receive these benefits.