Government launches new program to combat online child sexual exploitation, amid a pandemic-related rise in cases

A girl looks at her smartphone while at her home in Phnom Penh, July 14, 2021.CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Cambodia National Council for Children (CNCC) on Tuesday launched a five-year plan to prevent online sexual exploitation of children, a crime the government and advocates say has worsened amid the pandemic.