Some 17 million people live in Cambodia. Half of them is under age 24. Cambodia is one of Asia’s poorest countries, and many children must work to survive. They are extra vulnerable to sexual and other types of exploitation and trafficking.
Tens of thousands of children work daily to support their families. Often their families live in extreme poverty in rural areas, which they flee in hopes of finding work in cities. The children become exploited, forced to work at a young age in agriculture or housekeeping.
As in many other Asian countries, child sex tourism is a growing problem in Cambodia. We remove children from situations that exploit them. We provide them shelter, therapy and education. We take action with governments and educate communities about children’s rights and the risks of child exploitation.
We offer emergency aid to Rohingya children and their families fleeing violence in Myanmar. Join our fight. Stop child exploitation in Bangladesh.
Together with experienced partners we are working towards a world without child exploitation, where young people can feel safe today and better about tomorrow. Join our fight.
Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE)
REACH Siem Reap
free to shine
Media for Education and Development in Action (MEDIA One)
Feeding Dreams Cambodia
Salvation Centre Cambodia
Zoe de Melo is the Project Manager and the Country Representative for Terre des Hommes Netherlands in Cambodia. Eager in helping children to have a better understanding of their own rights and freedoms, she supports all programmes in the country to achieve just that.