The new cause of death in Cambodia

What is happening in Cambodia?

Millions of Cambodian people were dead by chronic civil war, landmines and HIV/AIDS. But another tragedy that is happening in the country is traffic accident that claimed the lives of more than 5 people died and 16 people were seriously injured every day and its cause damaging public and private property and budget. In addition, the accident has left such as orphans, widows, disabled and destitute people that these consequences effect to the Government’s policy to reduce poverty significantly. Obviously accidents in 2013 were caused retention

  • 1,950 people were killed and 13,780 has injured. 9,354 people were death from 2009 – 2013.
  • 70% of total fatalities are motorcyclists and 62% of those fatalities are motorcyclists got head injured while traffic accidents.
  • 71% of fatalities age 15 – 44, a group that offers a high potential for economic growth in the state
  • The budget is approximately $ 337 million loss
  • If no tightening enforcement regularly and disseminate effective, at least 3,200 people will die in 2020

Why new road traffic law is importance’s?

The New Road Traffic Law will help to address these challenges in the country. Since a key theme in the new law was widely covered than the old law, such as safeguards road users, solve traveling and additional restrictions for road users. So if the new traffic law was adopted in 2014 and regular law enforcement, in 2020;

  • Can save lives of about 7,350 people
  • 10,572 of the victims will prevented from a head injury
  • $ 1,230 million can saved which loss by traffic accidents.

Also, all of you can support for a quick passage new road traffic law as well by click on this link <https://www.change.org/p/seeking-support-for-a-quick-passage-new-road-traffic-law> and then fill your name and email address is finish. Therefore, you can support through mobile phone by calling via phone number as in the picture below;

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Stopping the Killing Machine in Cambodia

Stopping the Killing Machine is an article talking about the road safety concern of Cambodia has been published in Development Dialogue Book No. 62|2014, Global Disorders – a New Global Order?. Regarding this article it will be show to the world know about the new disease that killing people in Cambodia. For more detail of Stopping the Killing Machine please see in the picture provided below or see on page 119-121 in Development Dialogue Book by download from this link: http://www.daghammarskjold.se/publication/new-book-global-disorders-new-global-order/

DDR1DDR2DDR3Therefore, Everyone might think that AIDS, land mine is the biggest danger to health in Cambodia. Of course diseases are still the major health problem in Cambodia, but currently, traffic/road accident is a new disease that kills people on the road every day in Cambodia. So, How to reduce traffic accidents, number of fatality and injury in Cambodia? Please share your idea. Thanks.

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Why the new road traffic law are important?

What is a critical issue happening in Cambodia?

Millions of Cambodian people were dead by chronic civil war, landmines and HIV/AIDS. But another tragedy that is happening in the country is traffic accident that claimed the lives of more than 5 people died and 16 people were seriously injured every day and its cause damaging public and private property and budget. In addition, the accident has left such as orphans, widows, disabled and destitute people that these consequences effect to the Government’s policy to reduce poverty significantly. Obviously accidents in 2013 were caused retention

  • 1,950 people were killed and 13,780 has injured. 9,354 people were death from 2009 – 2013.
  • 70% of total fatalities are motorcyclists and 62% of those fatalities are motorcyclists got head injured while traffic accidents.
  • 71% of fatalities age 15 – 44, a group that offers a high potential for economic growth in the state
  • The budget is approximately $ 337 million loss
  • If no tightening enforcement regularly and disseminate effective, at least 3,200 people will die in 2020.

Why the new road traffic law are important for Cambodian People?

The New Road Traffic Law will help to address these challenges in the country. Since a key theme in the new law was widely covered than the old law, such as safeguards road users, solve traveling and additional restrictions for road users. So if the new traffic law was adopted in 2014 and regular law enforcement, in 2020;

  • Can save lives of about 7,350 people
  • 10,572 of the victims will prevented from a head injury
  • $ 1,230 million can saved from traffic accidents.

Also, all of you can support for a quick passage new road traffic law as well by click on this link <https://www.change.org/p/seeking-support-for-a-quick-passage-new-road-traffic-law> and then fill your name and email address is finish. Therefore, you can support through mobile phone by calling to phone number as in the picture below;

Verboice Flyer copy - CopyYour support will contribute to save lives of road users from traffic accident.

To be more understand about the draft new road traffic law which finalized by Council Minister of Cambodia, you can download from this link Draft New Road Traffic Law of Cambodia (only in Khmer language)

Thanks for your support!!!

Presentation on Helmet Use to the Children and Studnets in Kampot Province, Cambodia.

A helmet, Save a Life

A helmet, Save a Life

The Youth Association for Human Resource Development (YAHRD) has provided a presentation on helmet use to 60 children’s of Chum Kriel Language School (CLS) and 70 students of the CAMBOBABS school in Kampot province, Cambodia. The main purpose of the presentation is to raise awareness for children on the importance of helmet use, how to wear a helmet properly and encourage them to wear a helmet properly while ride bicycle and go anywhere with their parents by motorbike. As a result, they have gained knowledge on the advantages of helmet wearing, disadvantage of not wearing helmet and how to wear a helmet properly. Also, those children and students are promised to wear a helmet properly while ride bicycle and go anywhere with their parents.

The children are practicing how to wear helmet properly

The children are practicing how to wear a helmet properly

Wear a helmet save my life

Wear a helmet save my life

The students are listening presentation on helmet use

The students are listening presentation on helmet use

Road Safety Awareness Campaign on ‘’A Helmet, Save a Life” from 27th to 29th, May 2014 have been done.

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Road Safety Volunteer Group

Around 1800students of three schools in Kampot province such as 1). Preach Samphea High School, 2). Kampot Krong Secondary School and 3). Chum Kriel Secondary School have been gained knowledge of the advantages of wear helmet properly, disadvantages of not wear helmet and how to wearing a helmet properly while driving through the leaflet, question and answer program and practicing how to wear a helmet properly in road safety awareness campaign on “A Helmet, Save a Life’’. The campaign was conducted by the volunteer youth group of Youth Association for Human Resource Development (YAHRD) under financial and materials supported from the Kampot Community Group (KCG), Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), Coalition for Road Safety (CRY), the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) and Handicap International (HI). The main purpose of the awareness campaign is to raise awareness on the importances of helmet use and how to wear a helmet properly among secondary and high school students and encourage motorbike rider and passenger to wear a helmet properly while driving on the road and seek support of quick passage new road traffic law in order to involve to reduce fatalities and injury rate caused by road traffic accidents in Cambodia.

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The students had come to get information related to helmet use.

The reason that we organize road safety awareness campaigns, because we observed that, the wearing helmet rate of students among motorbike rider and passenger is very low in Kampot province. Most of them are used motorbike as transportation to the school and they are a vulnerable group of road traffic accident. Therefore, currently road traffic accident is a critical issue in Cambodia. Also 4,250 crashes and 15,615 road crash casualties were reported in 2012. Among them, 1,966 were fatalities (average over 5 fatalities and 15 people’s have serious injuries. Motorbike riders involved the highest percentage (68%) of all casualties, 50% of fatalities affected people aged between 15 and 29 years old they are primary school students, high school students and university students. 66% of the fatalities of motorbike drivers and passengers suffered from head injury in the crashes. (Road Crash and Victim Information System report 2012).

Moreover, the campaigns have sought the support of quick passage new road traffic law from the students by a sign on the banner. Around 400 students have been signed to show their need of the quick passage new road traffic law. If the new road traffic law passed as soon as, it could save lives and economic cost a lot caused by road traffic accidents. Based on the research of Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIPF) on the passengers helmet mandate founded that, if the law passed and enforced in 2014, AIP Foundation expects that, passenger helmet use rates to increase from 5% to 55% in 2015 and to 60% in 2016. Driver helmet use rates to increase from 55% in 2013 to 60% in 2015 and 70% in 2016 and 306 fatalities avoided, 5464 head injuries prevented, and $50,791,333 saved by the end of 2016.

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The students have signed on the banner to support of quick passage new road traffic law.

Please remember that, the helmet is very important for motor users. Wear a helmet properly could reduce serious head injuries 72%, reduce the opportunity of die 39% when we had a road traffic accident. So, protect your life, must wear helmet properly among motorbike rider, passenger including children when travel short or long distance.

Click on this link to download: Report of Road Safety Awareness Campaing in Kampot, Cambodia

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The students had come to get information related to helmet use.

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The students have signed on the banner to support of quick passage new road traffic law.

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Question and answer program related to helmet use.

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Question and answer program related to helmet use.

BlogfestAsia2012 (A meeting of Asian bloggers and technologist)

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On 2nd, november 2012 the BlogFestAsia 2012 was held in Build Bright University, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. There are around 200 participants from around Asia participated this Event.

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YAHRD Team Football join The Football Match Champion for Celebrate 07 January 1979-2012 of Kampot Province, Cambodia

Youth Association For Human Resource Development (YAHRD) would like to inform everyone and all youth that like playing and watching football that: YAHRD team football will be join the football championship for celebrating the 7th January independence day of Kampot Province, Cambodia. The objective to join in the football championship is to connect youth to society and the environment under the slogan “Keep ours Environment Clean” and we want to awareness raising people on environmental issue and understand about environmental importance, especially pushing people to protecting and keeping environment together.

YAHRD Team Football

Welcome for your donation support to the YAHRD team football such as: Cloth sport, Shoe sport, Drinking water…

For more information, please contact with me via E-mail: vannarithyahrd@gmail.com and H/P: (+855) 90 44 33 22

Please click this link to see the full schedule of football match: The Schedule for football matching

Exchange Experience with France Youth Group and Re-Planting Mangrove Trees at Tropaing Sangke Fishery Community

On 29 July 2011, Youth Association for Human Resource Development (YAHRD) were held  meeting, sharing experience with a volunteer youth group from France and youth group from Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture (MJC) Kampot Province. There are 50 participants were participated and planted 150 mangrove trees in the Tropaing Sangke Fishery Community in Kampot Province, Cambodia.

The purpose of the meeting and mangrove planting is :

  • To promote friendship, mutual understanding and sharing experiences among YAHRD members and volunteer youth from France.
  • To planting the mangrove tree for seeing bio diversity in the community
  •  To built up youth understanding of community development activities and natural resources importance.
  • To inspire youth to become involved in social development activities.

Participants share the feelings about the planting mangrove tree activity:

Mr. Orm Mithuna, currently studying 4th Years  as CUS university Kampot branch. He said about  feeling that: I’m really happy and very interested when I conducted the meeting, sharing experience with a volunteer youth group from France and planting mangrove trees in the Tropaing Sangke fishery community, before I never participated in an event like this. Mr. Thuna was said continued that: Today I have a chance to know new friend and I has planted mangrove 10 tree and the mangrove tree is a sea of bio diversity in this community. Moreover, I  hope that when YAHRD group organize the new activity for help societies or sharing experience at the next time I will conduct more and will be having a lot of youth participate the event also.

Along the way go to Tropaing Sangke Fishery Community

Meeting activity among YAHRD member, France youth, and Youth form MJC Kampot Province before planting mangrove trees

All participants pick up mangrove from the boat to planting

Mangrove tree planting activities of participants

Mangrove tree planting activities of participants

All participants

Re-planting Mangrove Trees at Tropaing Sangke Fishery Community in Kampot Province, Cambodia

On 26 June 2011, 15 YAHRD members was conducted planted mangrove 3000 trees on land 2 hectare  at Tropaing Sangke Fishery Community in Kampot Province, Cambodia. This event was organized by Children and Women Development Center in Cambodia (CWDCC organization) and cooperation with the Kampot Fishery Administration. Moreover, this event there are participate from Kampot Fishery Administration, CWDCC Staff, Fishery Community, District and Commune authority, Volunteer youth group (YAHRD), Fisher Folk’s and Student 150persons.

Excellency Nao Thuork


Mangrove Planting Activities of Participants

Announcing for the Mangrove Tree Planting that Organize by CWDCC Organization on 26 June 2011

Youth Association for Human Resource Development is pleased to inform high school and university students and other youth in Kampot Province that, on 26-June-2011, Children and Women Development Center in Cambodia (CWDCC) will organizing the mangrove tree planting Program at Tropaing Sangke Fishery Community in Kampot Province, Cambodia. So we would like to invite everyone to participate in the program.

OBJECTIVES

  • To promote friendship, mutual understanding among YAHRD members and other youth through involve to helpful society activity
  •  To build team spirit and youth networks
  • To set a role model for all youth
  • To inspire youth to become involved in social development activities
  •  To foster partnerships between government officials, NGOs staff, company staff, and high school and university students in Kampot province

If you are interested  in attending the program, please inform to register with our YAHRD staff at the office of Children and Women Development Center in Cambodia (CWDCC) during  normal working hours (From Monday to Friday 7:30AM – 12:00PM and 1:300PM – 5:00PM).

The deadline for registration is 5:00pm on Friday, 24 June 2011.

Note: Meet all member has registered at 7:00AM on Sunday 26 June 2011 at CWDCC office. and Departure to Tropaing Sangke Fishery Community at 7:30AM.  

 For more information, please contact to our support staff:

  1. Mr. Keut Mattrohet, Tel: 097 9999 665
  2. Mr. Nob Vannarith, Tel: 090 44 33 22
  3. Miss. Kao Sokanha, Tel: 085 642 028
  4. Miss. Prakk Thyda, Tel: 097 944 7693

Address: Mouy O’saphea Village, Sangkat Kampong Kandal, Kampot City, Kampot Province

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