It is with great sadness that Save the Children confirms that four of our staff members lost their lives in a tragic road traffic accident in Cambodia on Friday June 22, 2018. A further four of our staff are also in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and others have received care and been discharged.
Being a young parent is difficult, even when you have access to social services which empower parents to provide optimal care for child development and family support available. Imagine the added difficulty, vulnerability and fear when teenagers – just girls themselves – are thrust into this reality. This is the situation for tens of thousands of girls in Cambodia who become pregnant before they are adults – a situation that not only ends their own childhood, but puts their young babies at increased risk.
“Valentine’s day is the time to show love to others,” says Chet Kanhchna, a young singer-songwriter and celebrity idol in Cambodia. “Have you ever thought of showing that love to you, yourself? Love and respect yourself,” she urges.
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