Cambodia

BESTPIX - International Day against Child Labour...SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA - JUNE 11:  Two young scavengers fight for a piece of plastic that they found while working between tons of trash in the Anlong Pi landfill on June 11, 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Dozens of children work every day in the Anlong Pi landfill, which is situated only few kilometres aways from the world famous Angkor temples, visited by more than 3 million tourists every year. Despite the Cambodian government's commitments and legal responsibilities to end child labor - enshrined in its ratification of relevant international covenants, domestic laws and the implementation of several national policies aimed at ending child labor - it remains a significant concern in Cambodia, where almost a third of the population lives on less than a dollar per day. Child labor is a consequence of this poverty, often resulting from a family's inability to support itself. According to a recent report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), an estimated 19.1% of the close to 4 million children in Cambodia between the ages of 5 and 17 engage in economic activities. An estimated 56.9% of those children are child labourers, with a third of them being involved in hazardous activities mostly in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

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Young scavengers fight for a piece of plastic they have found while working between tons of rubbish in the Anlong Pi landfill in Siem Reap, Cambodia on the International Day against Child Labour. Dozens of children work every day on the site, which is situated a few kilometres away from the Angkor temples, visited by more than 3m tourists every year Read more

US soldiers carry a flag-draped coffin containing the remains believed to be of a US soldier during a repatriation ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport.  Remains believed to be those of three US servicemen killed in Cambodia more than four decades ago during the Vietnam War were repatriated for identification in the United States

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US soldiers carry a flag-draped coffin containing the remains believed to be of a US soldier during a repatriation ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport. Remains thought to be those of three US servicemen killed in Cambodia more than four decades ago during the Vietnam war were repatriated for identification in the US.

***BESTPIX*** Forced Eviction Turns Violent In Phnom Penh...PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - FEBRUARY 14:  A woman and two children are surrounded by police and municipal security forces during clashes with residents of Borei Keila community on February 14, 2014 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  A building which has been occupied for the last two days has been raided by the Cambodian Security forces who sought to forcibly evict the residents. . Early on the morning of Valentine's Day, the road leading into Borei Keila was blocked by riot police, military police, and municipal security guards, who had been deployed to remove all of the families which had occupied the building. Over the course of the violent eviction, at least 6 people were injured, including a woman who was 6 months pregnant. Two days before, on Wednesday, more than 150 people, who had been evicted from their former homes in Borei Keila in January 2012, had moved into the building. The housing building had been promised to them in 2003, as part of a land sharing agreement when the land of Borei Keila had been leased to a private company. The families who had chosen to stay in Borei Keila were violently evicted in 2012 by over 100 security forces, who destroyed more than 200 homes.

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A woman and two children are surrounded by police and municipal security forces during clashes with residents of Borei Keila community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A building which has been occupied for the last two days has been raided by the Cambodian Security forces who sought to forcibly evict the residents. Early in the morning on Friday, the road leading into Borei Keila was blocked by riot police, military police, and municipal security guards, who had been deployed to remove all of the families which had occupied the building. Over the course of the violent eviction, at least six people were injured, including a woman who was 6 months pregnant.

Cambodian protesters react during a protest outside the appeals court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 11 February 2014. Protesters called on Cambodian authorities to release human rights activists and garment workers arrested during a protest demanding increased wages on 02 and 03 January 2014.

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Cambodian protesters outside the appeals court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Protesters called on authorities to release human rights activists and garment workers arrested during a protest demanding increased wages

Handicap International Rehabilitates Cambodia's Land Mine Victims...KAMPONG CHAM, CAMBODIA - JANUARY 17: A woman poses with her prosthetic in the Handicap International Rehabilitation centre on January 17, 2014 in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. Cambodia is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world; some estimate that there is as many as ten million mines in a country of 14.5 million people. Handicap International has been working in Cambodia for almost 30 years, supporting people with disabilities and victims of chronic diseases. The organisation gives priority to this people, working on injuries prevention. Prosthetic and rehabilitation are part of the main focus actions, which they have been doing in their physiotherapy centre in Kampong Cham since 2002. The number of beneficiaries has increased enormously since then, accompanied by a rise in orthotic and prosthetic production.

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A woman with a prosthetic leg waits at Handicap International’s rehabilitation centre in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. It is estimated that there are as many as 10m landmines in Cambodia, a country of 14.5m people. Handicap International has been working in Cambodia for almost 30 years, supporting people with disabilities and victims of chronic diseases. The organisation also promotes the prevention of injuries. Read more

A Cambodian protester (R) runs as anti r...A Cambodian protester (R) runs as anti riot police officers fire tear gas during a clash between police and garment workers in Phnom Penh on November 12, 2013. One woman was shot dead and several injured in violent clashes between protesting garment workers and riot police in the Cambodian capital on November 12, a rights group and family members said. AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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A Cambodian protester runs as anti-riot police officers fire tear gas during a clash between police and garment workers in Phnom Penh. One woman was shot dead and several injured in violent clashes between protesting garment workers and police in Cambodia’s capital on Tuesday, a rights group and family members said. Read more

Buddhist monks who are supporters of the CNRP react as party leader Sam Rainsy announces the result of a meeting with Cambodian PM Hun Sen in Phnom Penh...Buddhist monks who are supporters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), react during a protest as party leader Sam Rainsy announces the result of a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, at Freedom Park in Phnom Penh September 16, 2013. Hun Sen met opposition leader Sam Rainsy for talks and officials said they had agreed to look at how future general elections are held but the long-serving premier refused to give in to demands for an independent inquiry into the July 28 poll. The protest was staged a day after police used force to scatter protesters challenging a disputed election win by Hun Sen, sparking clashes in which one man was shot dead.

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Buddhist monks who are supporters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), react during a protest as party leader Sam Rainsy announces the result of a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, at Freedom Park in Phnom Penh. Hun Sen met opposition leader Sam Rainsy for talks and officials said they had agreed to look at how future general elections are held but the long-serving premier refused to give in to demands for an independent inquiry into the July 28 poll. The protest was staged a day after police used force to scatter protesters challenging a disputed election win by Hun Sen, sparking clashes in which one man was shot dead.

Cambodian villagers play volleyball at Sre Ampel village,  Kandal province, some 33 kilometers (20 miles) east of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

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Cambodian villagers play volleyball at Sre Ampil village, Kandal province, some 33 kilometres east of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday

Supporters cheer as Sam Rainsy, president of the National Rescue Party, greets them in Phnom Penh July 19, 2013. Opposition leader Rainsy, a main challenger to long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen, returned to Cambodia from self-imposed exile in France on Friday after Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni pardoned him last week. Rainsy will campaign in a general election at the end of the month. Rainsy was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2010 on charges of spreading disinformation and falsifying maps to contest a new border agreed by Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Supporters cheer as Sam Rainsy, president of the National Rescue party, greets them in Phnom Penh. Mr Rainsy, a main challenger to long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen, returned to Cambodia from self-imposed exile in France on Friday after Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni pardoned him last week. Mr Rainsy will campaign in a general election at the end of the month. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2010 on charges of spreading disinformation and falsifying maps to contest a new border agreed by Cambodia and Vietnam.

A woman gestures at police officers blocking a street during a protest in Phnom Penh June 17, 2013. The residents of Boeung Kak Lake have been embroiled in a long-running land dispute with a real estate development firm in the capital, and are also appealing for the release of another resident, Yorm Bopha, from prison.

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A woman gestures at police officers blocking a street during a protest in Phnom Penh. The residents of Boeung Kak Lake have been embroiled in a long-running land dispute with a real estate development firm in the capital, and are also appealing for the release of another resident, Yorm Bopha, from prison.