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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Emma Leach - Inquire27 Nov 2017

This opinion piece from Inquire explains how voluntourism in orphanages does more harm than good. 

Janelle Retka, Chhorn Phearun, and Kong Meta - The Phnom Penh Post 2 Nov 2017

This article from the Phnom Penh Post discusses recent government reforms of orphanages in Cambodia in response to the rising incidence of families sending children to these institutions for educational opportunities that are not available in some communities.

UNICEF 17 Oct 2017

UNICEF is recruiting for a Consultant to serve as the Technical Adviser to support the implementation of “Cambodia PROTECT: A Communication Strategy to End Violence against Children and Unnecessary Family Separation in Cambodia 2017-2022”.

Yon Sineat and Erin Handley - The Phnom Penh Post14 Sep 2017

This week the Cambodian government released an explanatory note to educate the public on domestic adoption; however, some express concern whether bolstering domestic adoptions is currently feasible or safe for children. 

June Ramli - Daily Mail Australia3 Sep 2017

This article describes a 60 Minutes interview with Tara Winkler, co-founder of Cambodian Children's Trust, about the exploitation of children in orphanages, the harm caused by orphanage tourism, and Australia's potential ban on orphanage tourism. 

Christopher Knaus - The Guardian 18 Aug 2017

Despite good intentions, volunteers and donors from Australia and the larger international community are supporting orphanages separating children from their families. Australia is seeking to curb support for orphanages in countries like Cambodia, where the trafficking of children into orphanages is a common practice. 

Catholic Relief Services16 Aug 2017

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

Cambodian Children's Trust4 Aug 2017

In this audio clip, Andrea Nave, Tara Winkler and Sinet Chan give evidence to the Australian Modern Slavery inquiry on orphanage tourism and trafficking of children into orphanages. 

Janelle Retka and Chhorn Phearun - The Cambodia Daily26 Jul 2017

Cambodia's Battambang province will be the first to implement the country's new deinstitutionalization policy.

Pech Sotheary - Khmer Times 21 Jul 2017

The Cambodian Ministry of Social Affairs has announced that institutionalizing children under age 3 and the building of new orphanages in the country will be banned by the end of 2018.