Cambodia: News Updates

BANGKOK, 2 December 2011 (IRIN) - Landmine clearance and donor support for mine action reached an all-time high in 2010, but more countries – four – deployed antipersonnel mines than in any year since 2004, according to NGOs.

In addition, Kasia Derlicka, director of the 90-plus...

December 2, 2011

BANGKOK, 14 February 2011 (IRIN) - Thousands of residents displaced by recent fighting along the Thai-Cambodian border have begun returning homes, aid officials say.

"Quite a large number, if not all, have returned," Sawanit Kongsiri, assistant secretary-general of the Thai Red Cross...

February 14, 2011

BANGKOK, 9 February 2011 (IRIN) - NGOs working along the Thai-Cambodian border are monitoring clashes between the two countries near a disputed temple and are extremely concerned about the reported displacement of up to 30,000 people.

"We have evacuated our staff...

February 9, 2011

KOH KONG, 13 September 2010 (IRIN) - Forced evictions and land grabbing are nothing new in Cambodia, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), but it is new for communities to fight back.

"If we don't have our land, we cannot...

September 13, 2010

PHNOM PENH, 3 June 2010 (IRIN) - Donors pledged the largest aid package in Cambodian history this week while at the same time scolding the country for failing to implement various reforms.

June 3, 2010

A human rights organisation has alleged that illegal drug users in Cambodia are being subjected to violence, sexual abuse and forced labour.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says guards in Cambodia's rehabilitation centres are responsible for "sadistic violence".


Guy DeLauney BBC News, Phnom Penh
January 25, 2010