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Cambodian Red Cross Donates $50,000 for the Fourth Time to Angkor Hospital for Children

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PHNOM PENH: The Cambodian Red Cross (CRC), with Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk as the Honorary President and First Lady Bun Rany Hun Sen as the President, has donated US $50,000 for the fourth time, as well as other materials and food, to the Angkor Hospital for Children located in Siem Reap to support the process of providing health services to Cambodian children.

The First Deputy Secretary General of the Cambodian Red Cross and the Permanent Vice President of the National Elite Working Group, Men Neary Sopheak, led the Executive Committee of the Cambodian Red Cross Branch in Siem Reap to hand over the funds and materials on the morning of Monday, 20 June.

Welcoming the Director of Angkor Hospital for Children, Dr. Nguon Chanpheaktra said that currently the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap is very busy, with more than 400 children coming per day to receive medical check-ups and medical care, for general diseases, surgery, eye problems, cancer, newborn care, and more.

Children and their families come from all provinces in Cambodia to receive care at the hospital. He added that the hospital relies entirely on funds from donors, philanthropists, partners and fundraisers, both domestic and foreign, to keep its health services running.

The Cambodian Red Cross First Deputy Secretary General said that this is the fourth time that the organization has provided funding to support the Angkor Hospital for Children, and affirmed that the Cambodian Red Cross will continue to support the hospital in the future as well.

She said the President of the Cambodian Red Cross, First Lady Bun Rany Hun Sen, has always been very concerned about improving the well-being of the Cambodian people, especially mothers, children and infants, in line with the organization’s strategic development plan.

After the donation handover event, the Cambodian Red Cross delegation visited and distributed gifts directly to the parents of 100 children and infants who are being treated at Angkor Hospital for Children. Each family individually received one kit which includes a mosquito net, blanket, sarong, scarf, baby shirt, shampoo and scented body soap, as well as 50,000 riel, or roughly US $12.5.

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