About us in Cambodia

We concentrate on four key issues: education, just and democratic governance, women's rights and the right to food.

Rising food and fuel prices, growing economic disparity, rising unemployment, and corruption are among the top issues concerning the majority of Cambodians. The issues of women rights remains in Cambodia remains an areas which requires significant attention, given the women are more vulnerable to the issues raised above.

The four themes reflect the greatest deficiency and the areas where there is an immediate need to address the ongoing and systematic violation of rights amongst our core social groups and those of all Cambodians. The cross cutting issues of education and HIV will also continue to be a focus of our work.

Interventions to secure the rights of PLHA and urban poor and children will encompass the cross cutting and all embracing thematic result areas of the right to food, women’s rights, and just and democratic governance which are central issues to any intervention in Cambodia.

Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaption

ActionAid will put an increasing focus on climate change adaption strategies with others, continuing and building on the current DRR work being undertaken by 3 partners in 3 provinces to mitigate and build resilient communities against disasters.

ActionAid also recognises that when storms and floods strike any community, it is the women and children who are most vulnerable, as they are often the least resilient and least mobile.  A small risk for an adult might be a high risk for a child, and the traditional role of the woman as protector of the child increases that risk.  

Families with only one mature and active adult heading the family, usually women them find themselves significantly more vulnerable and the least able to cope.

Facts in Cambodia

Cambodians live in moderate poverty on less than $2 per day, while 40% live in extreme poverty on less than $1.25 per day.

  • Average GDP per capita of $1900
  • Cambodia ranks 141st out of 172 countries.
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