This August, Rock Foundation Cambodia (RFC) successfully imported our ninth container of medical supplies into Cambodia. The shipment contained 100 hospital beds that will provide relief to crowded medical centers responding to the pandemic. Specifically, the beds will help address overcapacity and inadequate care issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 health crisis.
Cambodia has made significant headway in mitigating the spread of coronavirus after an outbreak aboard a cruise ship. Since then, the government has restricted domestic and international travel, briefly closed schools and nightclubs, canceled large gatherings, and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone exposed to the virus. Consequently, no new confirmed cases have been reported in Cambodia for the last two weeks.
As of August 27, 2020, Cambodia had a total of 273 confirmed cases, 264 recoveries, and 9 cases undergoing treatment.
With the immediate health crisis beginning to subside, economic hardship due to COVID-19 has left many Cambodians unable to afford basic living expenses. As a result, rural Cambodians have been prolonging efforts to seek medical attention resulting in a build-up of impoverished citizens needing immediate care. The beds in our latest container will go towards alleviating this issue and reducing the strain on the country’s healthcare system.
We are committed to continuing to provide life-saving medical care and resources to rural Cambodians living in poverty in the name of Jesus. Join us in the fight to improve the health and quality of life for those who need it most by donating today.