Government Spends US$380 Million for Cash Relief Programme

The Royal Government of Cambodia has spent roughly US$381 million for its cash relief programme to support those hit hard by COVID-19 crisis.
The financial support has been transferred to poor and vulnerable people since the programme was launched in June last year.
Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation said in a press release issued on July 24 that the cash relief programme was completed for 5 rounds.
Some 658,857 families, composed of 2.6 million people in total, benefited from the programme during the period, it stated.
About 95 percent of the total ID Poor families are in rural areas, while the rest in urban areas, said the same source, adding that the sixth round was kicked off on July 25.
People who have verified ID poor certifications are eligible to receive the cash handout with the money being transferred to Wing agents throughout the country.
Each poor family in urban areas is given 120,000 Riel (about US$30) and 80,000 Riel (about US$20) for those living in rural areas, plus other allowances for each family member (children under the age of five, people with disabilities, elderly people, or those who are HIV/AIDS positive).

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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