Cambodia: A Forgotten Country
Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world.
One third of the people live in crushing poverty.
Almost half the population is made up of children.
The average salary is less than $1 a day. That is about 80p in the UK.
75,000 people living in Cambodia have HIV/AIDS.
Many of those 75,000 are children, infected through being forced to work in the Sex Trade
85% of people live in rural areas.
UNICEF has designated Cambodia the third most land mined country in the world.
Only 36% of Cambodians have access to safe clean water.
50% of children do not attend secondary school.
It is estimated that approximately 2 million people died during the Khmer Rouge reign between 1975 and 1979.
Cambodia has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. Between 1990 and 2005 the country lost 25,000 square kilometers of forest.
Human trafficking is rife in Cambodia mostly for the sex trade. This includes girls of eleven and younger.