ChildFund Australia in Cambodia
ChildFund has been working in Cambodia since 2007, implementing community projects in partnership with the government. Cambodia is recovering from three decades of conflict, in which an estimated 1.7 million people were killed or died from forced hardships under the Khmer Rouge.
Despite its growing economy, living standards for much of the population remain low, and income inequality is increasing.
In Cambodia, poverty is concentrated among families living in rural areas and vulnerable children face a range of issues that threaten their wellbeing and development. This includes the impact of climate change and environmental challenges which trap communities in a cycle of chronic poverty.