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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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.

Cambodian Children's Trust1 Nov 2016

A blog post from Cambodian Children's Trust pointing out the best way to help children begging on the street is to support children's organizations that support children and families in need.

UNICEF30 Oct 2016

UNICEF is seeking a consultant to contribute to the UNICEF Cambodia Child Protection Programme with a particular focus on supporting the Child Protection team

New Venture Fund - Global Alliance for Children10 Sep 2016

The Global Alliance for Children (GAC) is seeking to hire a vibrant Senior Coordinator to lead GAC’s work with the Technical Working Group Implementation. 

Mark Kavanagh - The Age27 Jul 2016

This article and video discuss how thousands of Australians consider visiting orphanages to be a popular activity to do on vacation.  Vacationers will visit orphanages, meet children, and take photos.  The visit usually ends with a request for donations.  Some believe that they are positively contributing to improvement of these children’s lives.

Theodore Koumelis - Travel Daily News, Asia Pacific6 Jul 2016

According to the article, the ChildSafe Movement has now “revamped” its company certification, which recognizes tourism companies for their dedication to child protection and commitment to ChildSafe’s 7 Standards by granting them a “ChildSafe Certification.” 

Cambodia National Institute of Statistics1 Jul 2016

This document discusses how there is increasing international mobilization around the importance of family care for optimal child development.