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Development cooperation in Cambodia

Development cooperation in Cambodia

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

Appropriation of land through forced removal is a big problem throughout the entire country, from rural districts to the heart of the capital Phnom Penh. The number of reports about such matters is a cause for concern, and still more reports are coming in from the North-Eastern part of the country toward the areas abutting Laos and Vietnam. There are reports of illegal concessions relating to large-scale timber production, mining activities, gambling casinos and tourist industry.

Faced with these challenges, Norwegian People’s Aid has pledged to work with local partners for a more just distribution of the country's wealth. We have increased our support of partners engaged in furthering democratic participation and the fair distribution of natural resources.

News from Cambodia:

Activist shot dead in Cambodia

On Sunday Norwegian Peopele’s Aid received the sad notice that prominent political activist Kem Ley has been shot and killed in Cambodia’...
13.07.2016 | Ingebjørg Sørenes

Admits Fault in Rail Project, Pledges Compensation

In Cambodia land grabbing and forced eviction is an ongoing challenge for thousands of families all over the country. NPA partners are ac...
04.02.2014 | Kristine Lindberg

Farming or tourism?

It is March 2013. Villagers in Phlung village resist Government new land regulation.Angkor Wat is the most famous of the many temples in...
14.05.2013 | Meas Sopheareak, Development Program Coordinator NPA Cambodia

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 ).