Railway families face uncertain future amid relocation deadlock

Residents from Village 17, Tuol Kork district try to meet Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng to find a solution to their pending eviction, September 27, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Thirty families living alongside a Phnom Penh railroad are still calling on municipal authorities to allow them to keep living in the capital after being forced to relocate outside of the city.

Schools reopen as government announces child vaccination plan

Students study in their classroom on the first day of their school's reopening in Phnom Penh on September 15, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Public and private secondary schools were reopened across the country on Wednesday as Prime Minister Hun Sen announced plans to vaccinate children aged from six to 12 against COVID-19 to allow primary schools to reopen as well.

COVID-19 testing begins as schools ready for reopening in Phnom Penh

A healthcare worker tests a student for COVID-19 at Chea Sim Santhor Mok high school in Phnom Penh, September 10, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

As the government prepares to reopen secondary schools in Phnom Penh, some say they will require parents and students to test for COVID-19.

Cambodians seek mental health services amid COVID-19 crisis

Motorists drive past the TPO building in Phnom Penh, August 28, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

More and more Cambodians have been turning to mental health services as a result of the fear and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts say that loss of employment caused by the economic downturn as well as government restrictions and school closures have given rise to increased levels of depression and anxiety.

Phnom Penh curfew and dining ban lead to rise in plastic waste

A staff member packs food for a customer at a restaurant in Phnom Penh, August 10, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Phnom Penh’s plastic consumption appears to have risen sharply due to the increased demand for take-out packaging and COVID-19 personal protective equipment throughout the capital’s curfew and ban on dine-in eating.