Action Against Hunger testing the development of a hygiene promotion game with children in Cambodia. Supported by Google developers.

Cambodia

Deforestation, climate change and high malnutrition rates are just some of the challenges facing Cambodia. 

Country Overview

In Cambodia, the impressive economic growth of the last decade has had little impact on the most vulnerable households, who face significant deterioration on their livelihoods due to deforestation and climate change.

Nutrition remains a major concern and represents a lost economic opportunity: estimates show the country may be losing as much as $420 million of Gross National Income annually due to malnutrition.

Malnutrition rates are high: 32% of children under five are chronically malnourished and 10% are severly malnourished.

Without adepquate sustained investments in nutrition, the Sustainable Development Goals will not be realised in Cambodia.

41,237
People we helped in 2018

What we are doing

Our work in Cambodia focuses on:

  • Improving hygiene, nutrition and health practices with particular attention on pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under the age of two
  • Reducing undernutrition
  • Reducing the impact of climate change
Chen Korn and her 15 month old son Khorn Sokunna. Chen is the newly appointed treasurer of a newly formed community rice bank coordinated by Action Against Hunger, in her home in the village of Kompenh, Preah Vihear province, Cambodia
Chen Korn and her 15 month old son Khorn Sokunna. Chen is the newly appointed treasurer of a newly formed community rice bank coordinated by Action Against Hunger, in her home in the village of Kompenh, Preah Vihear province, Cambodia

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Photo credits: © Guy Calaf / Action Against Hunger

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Facts

Staff
45
Operating since
2013
Bases
Phnom Penh, Preah Vihear, Kampong Thom, Kampot