AT A GLANCE:
Cambodia, a Southeast Asian nation, is known for many things, including a beautiful landscape, a glittering Royal Palace, and a political situation that–to this day–remains unstable. As a result, Cambodians–and specifically Cambodian children–face a number of challenges, including child trafficking, child labor, and significant malnutrition. Specifically, as much as 40% of children under age 5 are malnourished. Many families cannot care for their children and end up releasing them to live on the streets.
Capital: Phnom Penh
Religion: Buddhist (96.9%), Muslim (1.9%), Christian (0.4%)
Language: Khmer (96.3%)