As every corner of the globe has been suffering from the coronavirus pandemic, Cambodia is not an exception. According to the most recent report from Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC), the pandemic has severely affected the revenue of the much needed operation fund for AHC.
Financial hardship throughout Southeast Asia is causing a significant shortfall in revenue necessary for the operation of what has become a lifeline for sick and injured Cambodian children: Angkor Hospital for Children. Hospital administrators already reduced the 2020 budget by over $500,000. They’ve also reduced the salaries of almost half (non-shift workers) of the 500 AHC staff by 10% and initiated other cost-saving measures.
Yet, AHC is still short by about $200,000 in operational expenses for 2020. They are trying to raise the necessary funds to avoid layoffs of the hospital staff and the subsequent inability to serve children who rely on the hospital for their health and wellbeing. The Covid-19 forecast of 2021 is not promising and a positive change isn’t expected until the last half of the year.
In past years, supporters of AHC have joined our Friends of Friends Dinner in many different cities. Since we cannot host the fun-filled event this year, we want to raise funds for AHC through this campaign. What we do now will help AHC get through these difficult times.
We are asking you to think of our colleagues, who are fighting the diseases and injuries of the children every day, and support the continued operation of the Angkor Hospital for Children, the essential medical facility of Cambodia.
Any amount will help and will be wholeheartedly appreciated!
Friends of Friends & Friends Without A Border