Last week, we provided emergency assistance to a trans woman in Phnom Penh. We have arranged food aid for 44 people for this purpose due to the strict lockdown in Cambodia.
Funding depleted – support stopped
Our policy is: Our financial services gets depleted during desperate times. Hence, we gave what we had. As soon as there are more funding for Untenu, the aid will resume.
COVID: strict lockdown, unemployment, hunger
Since last year, Untenu has been helping people who used to be self-reliant but became unemployed due to COVID measures and therefore could not afford medical costs.
A second corona wave broke out in Cambodia a few months ago: very strict lockdown followed with closed boarders with neighbouring countries. The effect: reports about hunger because people could not work and unable to move freely to buy food.
Food aid was given priority
Due to the increasing need for food among our target group, we decided to set standard amounts for food aid for LGBTI people with HIV & their families.
In total, the Untenu Foundation spent US $ 1,375 in the past month for emergency food packages for 44 people (average US $ 31.25 per person).
In addition, the foundation also spent US $ 1,280 on individual emergency aid this year.
Find out where we offered aid
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