Protests Over Food Shortages In Red Zone

Phnom Penh: Many people in a strictly locked down red zone come out of the houses to call for immediate help by writing “My village is out of rice” at around 7 pm on April 29, 2021. .

The people coming out to ask for food assistance were in Sangkat Stung Meanchey 2, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh.

The district governor as well as the village chief and commune chief went down to mediate immediately, asking for all those who came out to protest to disperse and return home so that the village chief can go down and list the names for the distribution of food aid gifts.

At 8 pm on the same day, the people who came out to protest above went back to their homes. Local authorities have been bringing in the precious gifts of Samdech Techo Hun Sen to distribute to workers and people living in rented rooms overnight in the red zone in Sangkat Stung Meanchey I- regardless of risk- for people are facing food shortages. KOHSANTEPHEAP

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2 thoughts on “Protests Over Food Shortages In Red Zone

  • April 30, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Precious gifts?
    It is the government’s responsibility to provide food for the people, or to just get out of the way so that others can.

    • April 30, 2021 at 4:36 pm

      The current situation is more complicated than that. The Government has already shown it’s food support for the people in the red zone. Furthermore some Bus Company has provided a mobile food store. None of this will be enough because of the sheer size of the community. @James: Getting out of the way will certainly spread the pandemic in even more areas and will make it totally uncontrollable. The question also is “Getting out of the Way” for whom ? I am certain that the current Gov. will do EVERYTHING to keep a lid on the situation and satisfy those in the Red Zone, shortly. Western Countries have had their share of Problems , too. Just look at the US which initially totally failed it’s population, followed by Italy, Spain now Germany and much worse India and Brazil. This is not only a Government’s Issue but EVERYBODY’s. If you know people in need just step in there and help in any way you can and make a difference.


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