After ending a successful PrEP campaign in Cambodia last month by our partner organization, a new wave of Emergency aid requests arrived. Below an overview of the requests.
Sexworker stuck in Thailand
Being stuck in a foreign country sounds like a nightmare and it is. A 17-year-old named P.N. found a job in a nightclub in Bangkok. It is highly probable that this was sexwork. When the COVID-pandemic came, the boarder between Thailand and Cambodja closed. With the closed boarders between the countries followed the lack of access of HIV medication. The bottle of medication that he did bring with him, was empty and he had no way of going home.
Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to get vaccinated and this led to a COVID infection. When the boarders did open, he went back to Cambodia and was hospitalized in Battambang. Untenu could only partly contribute to the costs of his treatment.
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Four traffic accidents
With Covid restrictions lifted in Cambodia, life returns to normal. This also applies to LHBTIQ’s living with HIV. Four people living with HIV got drunk and were recently involved in a traffic accident. The costs to be treated in a hospital after being involved in a traffic accident are high.
Due to our limited available funds, Untenu could only fully support the Hospital costs of 2 traffic accidents. To support all 4 accidents Untenu decided to split the available funds evenly. On a positive note, this is the first time Untenu was able to support someone from Kampot.
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