Joining force-joint statement

Joint Statement | 1st June 2020 - Donors and the government must put children’s rights at the heart of the COVID-19 response

As COVID-19 continues to progress around the world, Cambodia has emerged as one of the rare success stories. With zero known community transmission and only two imported cases in more than 6 weeks, it is clear that the first wave of contagion has been managed successfully. The recent imported cases show we should remain vigilant, but it is also important to celebrate the excellent work done so far to achieve this remarkable success against a virus that has infected millions of people across the globe. There is no doubt that the strong and quick coordinated response from the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC), Development Partners and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) is at the heart of success in mitigating the spread of the pandemic in the Kingdom. Various response mechanisms led and coordinated by the relevant Ministries made a significant difference, such as the nationwide closures of all entertainment venues, systematic contact tracing and the quick roll-out of a nationwide prevention campaign.