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Cambodia

cambogia


ACRA centre

 

Room Number 691, Block H,

“The Phnom Penh Center”
Sothearos Blvd, Sangkat Tonle Bassac,

Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh
mob: + 855 (0) 95 846 763

 

FACTSHEET

 

Capital: Phom Phen

Area: 181.035 Km²

Population: 14.952.665

 

bandiera cambogia

Cambodia is a country in the south-eastern region of Indochina, in correspondence with the Mekong basin and the lake depression of the Tonle Sap. Its climate is monsoonal. Independent since 1953, after the traumas inflicted by the Khmer Rouge regime which in the Seventies caused 3 million casualties, it returned to being a constitutional monarchy in 1993.

 

Economy is based on agriculture and in the industrial and manufacturing sector. New growing sectors are tourism and exploitation of natural gas, although the recent improvements in GDP continue not to benefit the majority of the population, which is particularly vulnerable in rural areas.

 

A high level of corruption, the frequent cases of land expropriation to the detriment of the populations, the systematic lack of protection of human rights (a very high rate of prostitution, also involving children), together with the inadequacy of the basic services like school and healthcare are amongst the main problems affecting the country and its inhabitants.

 

Our organization has been operating in Cambodia since 2006. Through child sponsorship programs, we implement projects particularly targeted at children who live in conditions of poverty, with the purpose of providing quality education, at least until they complete primary school. We also organize intercultural activities complementary to teaching and contribute to the official registration of all children sponsored. We are present in the southern provinces of Sihanoukville, Kampot, Koh Kong and Kandal.

 


CURRENT PROJECTS

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DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS

Human Development Index
on 187 countries in the worlds*
139th position Urban population* 20%
Average age** 23,3 years
- 22,6 men
- 24 womer
Per Capita Income (PPP)* $ 1848
($ 5,06 a day)
Population living under the
poverty line**
31% Life expectancy at birth* 63 years
Under 5 mortality* 88/1000 HIV prevalence in adults** 0,5%
Children under 5 who are underweight for their age** 28,8% Unemployment rate** 3,5%
Workforce occupation** 57,6% agricolture
15,9% industry
26,5% services
Literacy rate** 77,6%
- 85,1% men
- 70,9% women
Population with access to drinking water*** 64%
- 87% urban
- 58% rural
Population without access to sanitation*** 74%
- 15% urban
- 72% rural
       
* SourceUNDP
** Source CIA
*** Source UNICEF and World Health Organization Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation 2012