Cambodia

A member of the CRS-supported Village Health Committee in the village of Toul looks over a fence the community members built around a water pump. Photo by David Snyder for CRS

A member of the CRS-supported Village Health Committee in the village of Toul looks over a fence the community members built around a water pump. Photo by David Snyder for CRS

After enduring 18 years of prolonged conflict, Cambodians are working to rebuild a peaceful society. People, especially in rural areas, face high levels of poverty. Farmers have a difficult time accessing markets to sell their goods and often struggle to produce enough food. The country also confronts obstacles in health: Tuberculosis infection rates are the highest in the region and approximately 67,500 people have HIV or AIDS. Mothers in particular require special attention so they can prevent the transmission of HIV to their infants and ensure they get appropriate nutrition. Catholic Relief Services, along with local partners, is working to enhance human dignity and alleviate poverty in Cambodia.

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Stats

Population:15,205,539 (July 2013 est.)
Size:69,900 sq mi; about the size of Missouri
People Served:2,038,588

History

From 1973 to 1975, CRS provided greatly needed assistance in health and nutrition to Cambodians struggling through a war. In 1992 CRS reopened our offices in Cambodia as the signing of the Paris Peace Accords brought stability back to the country. Now CRS works with 17 partners to serve 200,000 Cambodians living throughout the country.

Partners

McKnight Foundation
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Caritas Cambodia

Programs

Civil Society and Governance
Education
Disaster Response
Health
HIV and AIDS
Safety Net


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