Cambodia has prolonged the national cash transfer programme for the poor and vulnerable households during COVID-19 and is preparing another cash subsidy to support risk-prone households amidst inflation pressure.
The cash transfer programme for the poor and vulnerable households during COVID-19 will continue until the end of 2022, said an announcement issued on Oct. 5 by the Royal Government of Cambodia.
The new cash subsidy programme to support risk-prone groups amidst inflation pressure to be launched soon focuses on near-poor households.
The programme will particularly cover people with disabilities, children under 2 years old, senior citizens from 60 years old up, women-led households and without husbands, families with all members are children and older persons without family members aged 19-59 years old.
It is expected that the cash support programmes will stabilise livelihoods of the mentioned groups of households amidst global uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and geopolitical tension including Russian-Ukraine war driving up market price of commodities across the world.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press