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Where is Cambodia?

Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia.


Cambodia has a population of more than 15 million. Most people work in the clothing or farming industries. Recently, the tourism industry has dramatically increased and provided more income opportunities.

Over the last ten years, Cambodia has achieved a significant reduction in extreme poverty, helped by two decades of relative stability. However, despite some strides forward, overall quality of life in Cambodia is still poor for millions of people, who remain vulnerable to disasters and crises.

A child holds a bag of corn at a street market in Cambodia. Credit: Ralph Hodgson/Tearfund

Our work in Cambodia

Tearfund has been working in Cambodia since the 1980s, responding to poverty by addressing its root causes. At the heart of this work is the local church, which is uniquely placed to help release people from physical and spiritual poverty. Tearfund and our local partners have focused on equipping churches to help their communities become more resilient to challenges such as disasters, debt and addictions.

We are also helping to increase access to vital services such as health, education and access to clean water. Working through our local partners and churches, we are holding local governments, leaders and businesses to account and ensuring that they implement policies that will benefit people living in poverty.

Please pray for Cambodia

    • Give thanks for all our local partners as they serve those in the greatest need. Pray that they will have strength and wisdom.
    • Ask God to end human trafficking and to bless the work that Tearfund does in this area.
    • Pray for unity among the churches in Cambodia and for their leaders to serve God and the local communities around them.

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