Let’s Move Together!
Optimizing Youth Participation in Community Development Society
GoGens ចែករំលែក (New)
Volunteer Opportunity (New)
Go-Gens ចែករំលែក (New)
Youth and Road Safety in Cambodia
Youth and SDGs
CaMSafe Youth 2017
FOURTH UN GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK 2017
Road Safety Promotion
Youth Empowerment and Leadership
Environment and Public Health
Why It Matters:
At least one person dies from road crashes in every 30 seconds that result in 1.25 million lives lost on the world’s roads each year. Road crashes are the leading cause of death among young adult ages 15 – 29, and about 500 children also lost their lives every day.
According to the national data on Road Crash Victims and Information System (RCVIS) 2015, there were 2,231 deaths and 5,450 severe injuries. The fatality rate per 100,000 population is 14.5 which is higher than neighboring countries such Vietnam and Lao PDR. In Cambodia, road crash deaths have doubled over the last ten years (2005 – 2015), and killed nine times more people than malaria, dengue fever, HIV/AIDS, and landmines combined.
On Earth, humans always interact with environment. The environment in which individuals live, work and relax, is determining for quality of life and well-being. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines environment, as it relates to health, as “all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviors.”Human quality of life.
According to the WHO report, about 12.6 million people died because of living in an unhealthy environment. Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation, contribute to more than 100 diseases and injuries.
The consequences of climate change result in heat waves, droughts, loss of sea ice and accelerated sea level rise, and more intense of storms. It threats and impacts are enormous burden.Around 3 million children under five die due to environment-related diseases each year; Diarrhea diseases claim lives of nearly 1.5 million children every year.Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress.
In Cambodia, we have already seen hotter weather and more irregular rainfall, which is predicted to be badly hit when temperatures change further.According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP),Cambodia is consistently ranked among the top ten countries most vulnerable to Climate Change, and among the three most vulnerable in Asia. Collaborative partnership and diverse capacity would prevent rapid change, and reduce negative impacts on essential things that humans need for good health, food security, quality of air and water safety.