The Royal Government of Cambodia has spent approximately 2,613 billion Riel or equaling to US$653 million for its cash transfer programme to support those hit hard by COVID-19 crisis, according to Social Protection in Cambodia.

Some 686,773 families benefited from the programme during the period, it stated.

The financial support has been transferred to poor and vulnerable people since the programme was launched in June 2020.

This emergency intervention has helped to ease the burden for the lives of the poor and vulnerable households who hold the equity cards in both urban and rural areas across the country, stressed the source.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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