Family Reunification after 44-year separation
The hope of being reunited with beloved relatives has come true. This is a case of Family Reunification after 44-year separation between a 13-year-old sister and a 32-year-old brother in 1973 as a result of civil war during Pol Pot regime. RFL Sub-department of the Cambodian Red Cross under the leadership of Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany HUNSEN, CRC President, recently found positively a case of 44-year separation and helped put Ms. Vong Heang, 57, living in Chhrouk village, Pao commune, Trapang Prasat district, Oudarmeanchey province in touch with her 76-year-old brother Vong Nab, 2 sisters-in-law, and a nicec in Katu village, Danrun commune, Sothnikhum district, Siem Reap province on 12 October, 2017.
“I couldn’t imagine that I would ever have the chance to see my brother again in this life after having lost contact for 44 years; I hardly believe that my eldest brother is still alive. I lost hope and thought that my family members passed away. I would like to express my profound thanks and gratefulness to Cambodian Red Cross for making my dream of being reunited with my brother and other relatives come true”, Said Vong Heang.
Cambodian Red Cross provides fund for the wells in Thala Boriwat and Konmom districts
On September 26, 2017, Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany Hun Sen, president of the Cambodian Red Cross provided US$ 33,468 00 to drill 7 water wells for 135 families who faced shortage water in Anlong Chrey commune , Thala Boriwat district, Stung Treng province and other 5 water wells for 127 families in 3 communes of Konmom district, Ratanakiri province.
Please noted that in 2017, CRC has provided 255 wells and 4 ponds for people who are difficulty in accessing to the access to the clean water throughout the country.
Cambodian Red Cross meets with Finnish Red Cross Delegation
In the morning of September 26, 2017, at Cambodian Red Cross Headquarter, Lok Chum Teav Pum Chantinie, Secretary General of the Cambodian Red Cross, had a meeting with the Finnish Red Cross delegation led by Toni Jokinen, Director of the International Program of the Finish Red Cross. The purpose of the delegation is to review mid-term project and continue its plan . The delegation will visit disaster management project in Kampong Cham province and the health project in Tbong Khmum.
14th annual SEA Leadership meeting from 21-22 September 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Delegation of the Cambodian Red Cross, led by Lok Chumteav Pum Chantinie, Secretary General of the Cambodian Red Cross, attended the 14th annual SEA leadership meeting from 21-22 September 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The purpose of the meeting was to review the implementation of the 13th Annual Meeting, which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Strategy and also to sign a cooperation agreement between the Cambodian, Vietnam and Lao Red Cross .
Cambodian Red Cross attends ASEAN-China Red Cross Red Crescent Forum
Lok Chum Teav Pum Chantinie, Secretary General of the Cambodian Red Cross, led a delegation to attend the ASEAN-China Red Cross Red Crescent Forum on September 10 to 12, 2017 in Nanning, China to discuss the topic of community resilience and youth and Red Cross Volunteers development under the theme of "Humanity and Development".
The purpose of this forum is to share experiences, community visits and attend the 14th ASEAN-China Expo.
On that occasion, the Chinese Red Cross Society also donated 200 bicycles and five ambulances to the Cambodian Red Cross.