Cambodian workers receive disability benefits through new ILO-supported scheme

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Vong Sreymom lost her arm in a road accident while commuting to a job in a garment factory.

A new government-run insurance scheme in Cambodia means workers who are injured on the job or on their way to work can now receive compensation. Administered by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), the system was developed with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Republic of Korea.

Despite slowdown, IMF optimistic about Chinese economy

Selling washing machines in China

China’s economy will experience a moderate growth of about eight per cent this year as a result of the global economic slowdown and measures put in place by the country’s authorities to slow down the economy. That assessment comes from economists at the International Monetary Fund, the IMF. In this interview with Hyun-Sung Khang, Markus Rodlauer, head of the IMF China team, says he is confident that with the right policies and collaboration, China can meet its challenges.

UN report details high toll civilians pay in Afghanistan conflict

Children play in the Sosmaqala Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in northern Afghanistan.

More than 3,000 people were killed or injured in Afghanistan during the first six months of this year, according to the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). In its mid-year report on civilian protection, the mission says women and children make up 30 per cent of the victims and air strikes by international military forces have caused more civilian deaths and injuries than any other tactic used by pro-government forces. Mamadou Alpha Diallo speaks to James Rodehaver, acting chief of UNAMA's Human Rights Unit in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Presenter: Gerry Adams
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"

Filed under UN Calling Asia.
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