Friday, July 18, 2008

Rising rice price a growing problem

The price of rice keeps rising in Cambodia, which makes life harsh for many poor families. Schools which have been able to buy rice for the children thanks to the World Food Program are no longer able to do so, since the rice stocks have run out reports the International Herald Tribune. Cambodia Daily reports that some families have tried to find additional work to get by, and many have been forced to cut down to fever meals per day. 29 year old Ky Kheng from Koh Kong province told Cambodia Daily that her children will have to help with the work and stop going to school if the price keeps going up.

The Cambodia Daily has launched a campaign together with American Assistance for Cambodia and Japan Relief for Cambodia, which aims to carry on the World Food Program feeding programs that has stopped because of the current rice price. For further information, contact Bernard Krisher,

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