Mekong Region

BY SOPHEA CHREK

“We, 164 families, have been faced with drought, insects and worms that are destroying our crops and that led to a lesser yield; the harvested yields are sold at a low price on the market,” reads the letter of families affected by the rice price crisis to the Phnom Penh Post.[1] These families sought the help of the Prime Minister to secure loans that could cushion the impact of the crisis.

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