News file for: Cambodia
A monkey that has Elvis’ hairstyle, a self-cloning skink, five carnivorous plants, and a unique leaf warbler are among the 208 species newly described by science in the Greater Mekong region in 2010.
The Mekong River Commission has agreed to delay a controversial decision on building the Xayaburi dam in Northern Laos pending further studies on the dam’s environmental impact.
The Mekong River’s future hangs in the balance as its four surrounding countries decide whether to construct a dam on it.
East Asia and South-East Asia are now major hubs for the illicit manufacture of amphetamine-type stimulants, warns the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
A UNICEF study analyzing child poverty in East Asia and the Pacific has found that over 30 million children were unable to go to school, or access basic health care, safe drinking water, a sanitary toilet or adequate nutrition.
A trial has shown that starting antiretroviral treatment for HIV at two weeks, instead of two months after tuberculosis treatment, increases survival rate by 33 percent in HIV-TB co-infected patients.
The floods which have affected eight million people in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand have underlined shortcomings in disaster risk reduction, says the UNISDR.
UNICEF and the Asia-Pacific Interagency Group on Youth have called on regional governments to focus on the Asia-Pacific’s 1.1 billion young people.
An international team of scientists has discovered three new bat species after completing a study covering Cambodia and Vietnam.
More than half of Cambodians living with HIV lacked adequate food supplies in 2010, compared to just over one third for those unaffected by HIV.