The Cartier Charitable Foundation Delegation ’s visit to the Cambodian Red Cross
Madam Pum Chantinie , Secretary General of the Cambodian Red Cross had an audience, on 12 February 2016 at Cambodian Red Cross national Headquarters, with Cartier Charitable Foundation delegation led by Ms Olaug Bergseth, Strategic Partnerships and International Relations, Geneva.
The purpose was to build up partnership and relationship among Cartier Charitable Foundation, International Federation and the Cambodian Red Cross and also to learn the progress of Watsan, a three year (2015-2017) community based project implemented at targeted branches of Svay Rieng, Kratie, and Banteay Meanchey provinces.
Red Cross Youth and Advisers Receive Training on Road Safety
On 09 February 2016, 25 Red Cross youth and advisers of Cambodian Red Cross Siem Reap branch received a 2 - day training on road safety , disable people and Child protection supported by Australian Aid and Australian red cross.
The purpose of the training is to disseminate on new traffic law, Disable people value and educate them how to protect violation, child labor exploitation and child sexual abuse. The training is also a good opportunity for them to join in society and to serve their communities.
Data Collection on Climate Change at Choung Kal Commune, Choung Kal District.
In cooperation with the Provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology from 31 January 2016 to 01 February 2016, Mr. Sor Seng Heang, Cambodian Red Cross Oddar Meanchey Red Cross branch director, leads 30 Red Cross volunteers to collect data from a population of 45 families located in Chhuk village and Banteay Chas village in Chhoung Kal commune Kal, Chhoung Kal district for the purpose of exploring the effects caused by climate change and the beneficiaries of the irrigation system to enhance people's livings.
Preparation meeting for 8 May Day 2016
In the afternoon, 27th January 2016, there was a meeting to prepare for the 8 May 2016 and the Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Mother of the Khmer Nation which presided over by Samdech Chaufea Veang Kong Som Ol, Standby Vice-President of the Cambodian Red Cross.
During the meeting, all members discussed the following agendas such as:
-Approval for establishment of the Commission for organizing the 153th Anniversary of the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, 8 May 2016
-Roles, responsibilities and duties of the Commission and Sub-Commission
-Comments from all members and
All members of the meeting agreed to the above appointments and delegations through active discussion and comments. The meeting was adjourned at 5 pm which received fruitful result and strong commitment to achieving the above topics according to expectation.
13 vulnerable people receive micro-loan from Cambodian Red Cross Loeuk Dek sub-branch
Cambodian Red Cross Loeuk Dek sub-branch, on 26 January 2016, provide micro loan of World Mate Project through Cambodian Red Cross to 13 vulnerable people from Prek Toch and Prek Dach villages, Prek Dach commune in Loeuk Dek district, Kandal Province aimed at increasing their better living standard. It is worth recalling that Cambodian Red Cross has so far provided micro-loan to the 555 vulnerable people for Prek Dach commune only. The project started since 2012 implemented 2 communes including Prek Dach and Kampong Phnom to improve the living standards of the vulnerable. Each receives free interest loan of 1,000,000 Riels (USD 250.00) respectively for a year.
Cambodian Red Cross Kampot Branch chlorinate 38 wells in 3 districts
From 19-21 January 2016, 38 wells supported by Danish Red Cross provided to the people who live in Damnak Sokrom commune, Dang Tong district, Dan Kom commune, Angkor Chey district and Prey Thnong commune, Tek Chou district . In other to have safe water for the people using. The team of Community based health development project of Cambodian Red Cross Kampot Branch took water for quality testing at Phnom Penh center. After that those wells water founded high level of cali-form. The campaign chlorinated of cali-form started from now on . At the same time, the team identified 3 locations to construct hand washing place for 3 primary schools.
Cambodian Red Cross Preah Vihear branch Control water quality
On 13 January 2016,Cambodian Red Cross Preah Vihear branch, in collaboration with the Community Based Health Development program, collected 21 water samples from the wells in Rovieng district and 15 from Kulen district, totaling of 36,supported by Danish Red Cross, for water quality control in Phnom Penh to ensure water safety for the local people daily use.
President of the Cambodian Red Cross provides 10 water pumps to vulnerable people in Kbal Damrey and Vaddanak commune, Sambo district of Kratie province
On December 30, 2015 H.E Dr. Uy Sam Ath, Director of Disaster Management Department of the Cambodian Red Cross handed over 10 water pumps which is a gift of Samdach Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross. 5 water pumps were provided to Kbal Damrey commune and other 5 to Sambo district.
On that occasion, H.E Dr. Uy Sam Ath distributed the donation from Red Cross branch to 15 poor families, with each family get 30kg of rice 1 box of noodle, 10 fish cans, 1 sharong, 1 blanket, 1 scarf, 1 blanket, and as well as 60 elderlies and 20 schoolchildren received some funding with 1 scarf.
H.E added that Samdach Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross always pay attention to all vulnerable people and especially the elderly without any support, orphans, widowed, HIV/ AIDS without racist, color or political trend.
H.E suggested all people to push the children go to school, and they must be able to take care of health, sanitation and good environment and also away from drugs, AIDS in particular must respected traffic laws, how to be careful on fire and especially concerning on the issue of disasters, heavy rain with gale wind then to find the safe place.
Cambodian Red Cross Takeo branch put on Red Cross Youth Uniform at Regional Poly-technical institute Techo Sen
100 Cambodian Red Cross Youth were put on uniform by H.E Ms. Nou Sovanny, President of the Cambodian Red Cross Takeo branch at Regional Poly-technical institute Techo Sen on 12th Jan 2016.
Taking this occasion, she is very proud to see them to be a Red Cross Youth for helping vulnerable people, and disaster victims such as flood, drought, gale wind or fire house etc.
She said that Red Cross youth should be a good simple in humanitarian activities and social interest especially those humanitarian activities are very important for them.
Cambodian Red Cross Prey Veng Branch organized the International Day of volunteers
On 7 December 2015, the Cambodian Red Cross Prey Veng Branch organized the International Day of volunteers under the global theme “Volunteer Out Loud” which was attended by a total of 350 participants including Branch Committee members, Sub-branches executive officers, Cambodian Red Cross Youth, Volunteers and relevant departments throughout the province. The ceremony was presided over by H.E. Has Sareth Branch Committee President, H.E. You Lana, CRC Second Deputy Secretary General. Ms. Lak Monyraskmey, IFRC representative to Cambodia, H.E two Vice Presidents of Branch Committee, Okha Sok Peng and Mr. Him Sophal.
The Ceremony was organized to express gratitude to all volunteers for their efforts in spending their physical, spiritual, financial resource and time for humanitarian activities partly to relief sufferings and poverty alleviation.
Moreover, it was celebrated to encourage and promote active participation in volunteering work to meet the needs of the community and society as a whole. At the opening of the ceremony, Mr. Him Sophal, Vice president of the Branch committee, made a welcome remark and presented a report on key activities of the volunteers in 2015and directions to be implemented in 2016.
On that occasion, H.E. You Lana CRC Second Deputy Secretary General also conveyed greetings and regards from Samdach Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany HunSen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross to all attendants and additionally recalled the history of the birth of global volunteering work, particularly highlighted the contribution of the Cambodian Red Cross for the establishment a volunteer network which has expanded from year to year. He also underlined the priceless humanitarian action under the wise leadership of Samdach Kittiprittbandit.
Meanwhile, H.E. Hash Sareth President of Branch Committee also expressed his pleasure that the Branch was honored to cooperate with the national headquarters in organizing such an important International Day of volunteers. Moreover, on behalf of branch leadership, he vowed to promote and encourage local youth and volunteers in all 13 districts to carry out humanitarian activities under the wise leadership of Humanitarian Mother.
Afterward, a representative of volunteers described volunteering activities which have been carried out by volunteers up to date, by underlining their roles and responsibilities. He also reflected his willingness to inspire and courage volunteers as well as Youth in answering questions for a prize.
In such a nice atmosphere, to reflect the encouragement and high attention of Samdach Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany HunSen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross, the event’s presidencies presented an Appreciation Letter autographed by Samdach Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany HunSen to the individual of 135 volunteers who have provided their humanitarian service since 1999. Besides, the CRC teamwork from CRC national headquarters presented a gift of 50,000 Riels and one Kit (including one mosquito net, one blanket, one sarong, and one towel) to the individual of 301 youth and volunteers.