Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 15.33 million
  • Population under 15: 32%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 72 years
  • Human Development Index: 143 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 0.6%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.6 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 27%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 19%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF,UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2014

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Catholic Relief Services16 Aug 2017

CRS is recruiting for a 4Children Cambodia Project Director to be based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

Sun Narin - VOA Khmer18 Jul 2017

Families of recently reintegrated children in Cambodia express mixed feelings upon their return, reporting concerns about children receiving adequate education and support services after leaving residential care facilities. 

Yesenia Amaro and Kong Meta - The Phnom Penh Post30 Jun 2017

Disabled children in Cambodia are abandoned in hospitals and health centers throughout the country. The Angkor Hospital for Children, however, is dedicated to keeping abandoned children out of orphanages by convincing and assisting parents to take their infants back and care for them. 

Lindsay Murdoch - Sydney Morning Herald8 May 2017

Claims of child sexual abuse and exploitation by foreign volunteers pressure Cambodia to crack down on orphanages.

Hy V. Huynh - Clemson University1 May 2017

This study explored the extent to which components of quality of care predicted psychosocial well-being of orphaned and separated children (OSC), as well as the extent to which these components of quality of care and demographic factors moderated the associations between care settings and psychosocial well-being of orphaned and separated children (OSC).

Asadul Islam, Chandarany Ouch, Russell Smyth, Liang Choon Wang - Population and Development Review19 Apr 2017

This study investigates the intergenerational impact of conflict on the educational and health outcomes of children born years after the conflict in Cambodia ended by exploiting geographical variation in the intensity of the genocide that occurred during the Khmer Rouge (KR) regime in Cambodia.

Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, UNICEF, USAID1 Apr 2017

This mapping significantly advances the current knowledge of the state of institutionalization of Cambodian children. 

Nikki Vargas – The Culture Trip30 Mar 2017

An article from The Culture Trip about how orphanages in Cambodia manipulate families and deceive tourists.

Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood1 Mar 2017
Cambodia, Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)

The theme is “The transformative power of Early Childhood Development (ECD): The importance of holistic interventions” with three sub-themes covering (i) policies and programmes; (ii) equitable access and participation; and (iii) quality monitoring.

Lindsay Murdoch - The Age11 Dec 2016

Australian nurse and surrogacy broker Tammy Davis-Charles has been arrested and is awaiting trail in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on charges related to engaging in surrogacy and falsifying documents.