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Sweden Cuts Aid to Cambodia

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The Swedish government will phase out bilateral development cooperation with Cambodia by the end of this year, raising concerns among civil society groups likely to see their budgets shrink.

In 2023, the Swedish government provided about $17 million to civil society groups in Cambodia focusing on strengthening human rights, democracy, and the rule of law, according to data from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

A group of 100 civil society associations — including communities, unions, youth networks, and media organizations — have written a letter to Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, saying they were “seriously concerned” about the announcement.

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