Currently living in exile in Switzerland, Luon Sovath finds himself in urgent need of financial support to cover his mounting medical bills.
Venerable Luon Sovath, a Buddhist monk since the age of 9, documented land grabs of vulnerable villages by big businesses in Cambodia before joining the movement for democracy, freedom, and governmental accountability in his country. His documentation work won him international recognition, including the Martin Ennals Award for Human rights defenders in 2012.
However, the journey towards justice has taken its toll on Luon Sovath, both physically and emotionally. He was forced to leave Cambodia in 2020 to escape government persecution. Currently living in exile in Switzerland, he finds himself in urgent need of financial support to cover his mounting medical bills. A recent dental procedure left him with a large invoice of 2,000.00 CHF, a burden that he cannot shoulder alone.
Luon Sovath has saved 900.00 CHF towards his medical expenses. However, he still requires further support to bridge the remaining financial gap and ensure that he receives the necessary healthcare to regain his strength.
Luon Sovath's advocacy empowered marginalized communities and shed light on the injustices they face. His commitment to non-violence and his use of mediums such as videos, poems, and songs inspired thousands of other Cambodians to join the movement for democracy. Luon Sovath's struggle is not only his own but a collective fight for justice and dignity.
Let’s do something for him!
If each of us makes a small contribution, we can help alleviate the burden of his medical bills and enable him to continue his crucial work in defending the rights of those who have been silenced. Together, we can make a difference in the life of this remarkable individual who has given so much to others.