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Cambodians plead for food as lockdown strictly enforced

NGOs rush aid to strict lockdown "red zones" and police warned over use of force

Cambodian police hold sticks as they ride motorbikes during lockdown in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.   © Reuters

PHNOM PENH -- Ry Sreymao is stuck at home and unable to work because she is stuck in one of the Cambodian capital's "red zones" where lockdown enforcement is strict, and occasionally violent.

The 27-year-old garment worker said the situation was dire as her family is short of money and supplies.

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