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Facts about Cambodia

Cambodia is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. The wounds that have been caused by decades of war, take a long time to heal. Today Cambodia is somewhat politically stable, but many people still lack some basic necessities for every day life. .
The lack of a working infrastructure and the poor economic situation of the country, only serves to highlight the growing problems. The mass-murder of nearly 2 million people by the Khmer Rouge (1/4 of the total population), mostly out of the educated elite, caused a huge mental and spiritual deprivation. Today 40% of the Khmer live below the poverty line.

Unfortunately these problems have a massive effect on the children of Cambodia. Every day is a struggle for survival. Cambodia's infant mortality rate is 17 times higher than Germany's. In their young lives, they are endangered by Diarrhoea, Malaria, Dengue-Fever, HIV, malnutrition, child prostitution and human trafficking. Without access to medical attention and school education, the future of the children is wrapped in darkness.

Please continue reading in the report about "Cambodia's Poverty"


Photo Galleries

General photo gallery Cambodia

Photographs about the country, the people and first visits to orphanages and the dumpsite in Phnom Penh.