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Ultimate Betrayal – Cambodia’s orphanage scandal

NAIROBI, 18 September 2014 (IRIN) - IRIN is proud to announce the launch of Ultimate Betrayal, a film by award-winning film maker Nicky Lankester. full report

"Third wave" of malaria resistance lurks on Thai-Cambodia border

PHNOM PENH, 29 August 2014 (IRIN) - Public health experts and scientists warn history's third major bout of drug-resistant malaria could spread across Asia to Africa unless "radical action" is taken. Artemisinin-resistant strains on the Thailand-Cambodia border threaten the treatment's efficacy and pose containment challenges. full report

Planned dams threaten Cambodia's food security

PHNOM PENH, 28 July 2014 (IRIN) - The planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause food security challenges in Cambodia, experts say. full report

Raising awareness of child sex abuse in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, 16 June 2014 (IRIN) - A low level of knowledge about sexual abuse is leaving Cambodia’s children vulnerable to harm, and a new report shows that despite sex education initiatives in recent years, a poor understanding by parents and children of what sexual abuse is, persists. full report

Market solutions to Cambodia's toilet troubles

PHNOM PENH, 5 June 2014 (IRIN) - Having money in your pocket does not translate into a toilet in your home, so Cambodian sanitation campaigners are trying new ways to encourage latrine construction in a country where years of awareness and subsidy campaigns have not been flush with success. full report

Australia-Cambodia refugee deal sparks criticism

PHNOM PENH, 21 May 2014 (IRIN) - Human rights activists have strongly criticized a controversial deal between Australia and Cambodia which could see up to 1,000 refugees settled in the country. full report

New Cambodian bird flu cases highlight regional risk

PHNOM PENH, 14 March 2014 (IRIN) - Governments in Southeast Asia need to do more to combat the deadly H5N1 avian flu virus, say health officials. full report

Stepping up the fight against drug-resistant malaria in SE Asia

PHNOM PENH, 20 February 2014 (IRIN) - Efforts are being scaled up to stem a further spread of drug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia. “The emergence of resistance… threatens worldwide malaria control and treatment since there is no alternative to this drug if its efficacy decreases further and the resistance spreads outside the region,” wrote the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which is providing some US$150 million for malaria prevention and elimination programmes in the Greater Mekong sub-region within the next two years. full report

Connectivity and emerging infectious diseases in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK, 3 February 2014 (IRIN) - Experts sometimes describe Southeast Asia as a “hotspot” for emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) because several major outbreaks have started in this region. Now, with unprecedented levels of connection between animals and people through urbanization, and of people with other people through increased air travel, scientists say the threat level for new diseases is high. full report

Localizing treatment for emotional trauma in Cambodia

BANGKOK, 24 January 2014 (IRIN) - More than three decades after an estimated two million Cambodians died in a genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge, post-traumatic stress disorder and other forms of emotional trauma continue to prey on the peace of mind of survivors and their descendants, say mental health experts who are advocating culturally adaptive trauma treatment. full report

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