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Cambodia

The social development of Cambodia in 2010 shows that Norwegian People's Aid priorities are important: Land rights, democratisation, demining, removal of unexploded ordnance and securing mine-free areas.

We are, unfortunately, a negative trend towards an increasingly authoritarian government in Cambodia. A small elite gain increased control over political processes and natural resources. The opportunity for debate and participation in the public sphere is restricted by the critical voices are systematically silenced or otherwise prevented from expressing itself. This applies to individuals, social organisations and the media.

Development cooperation in Cambodia

Norwegian People’s Aid supports local organizations working for increased participation in the political debate.

Humanitarian Disarmament in Cambodia

From mid 1960s until late 1998 Cambodia was affected by protracted internal and regional conflicts that left a legacy of landmines , cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war ( ERW ).

Facts

Khmer Rouge took power in 1975

 Between one and two million Cambodians, out of a population of 8 million, succumbed from executions, overwork, starvation and disease during Pol Pot regime  before it ended by Vietnam's invasion in 1978