International Assistance in Cambodia
Why We Are On Site
After decades of civil war and the genocide by the Khmer Rouge, despite the country’s stable economic growth and the positive results in the fight to reduce poverty, Cambodia is still among one of the least developed countries in Asia. The economic exploitation of natural resources has a negative impact on the biological diversity in rural areas and the livelihood of many people. The rural population hardly benefits from the decline in poverty.
The effects of global climate change are manifested in more frequent typhoons, floods, landslides and droughts. This endangers the access of some parts of the population to food and clean drinking water. Especially in remote regions, there is insufficient sanitation and health care. Cambodia is one of the countries in the region most affected by gender-specific violence. Almost every fourth woman between 15-45 years of age experiences physical, emotional or sexualized violence.
What We Achieve Together with our Partner Organisations
In 2011, Johanniter International Assistance became involved in Cambodia in the field of basic health. Together with our partner organisations, today we are particularly active in combating hunger and poverty, whereby our projects focus especially on children and women in rural areas. The prevention and combating of gender-specific violence against women is a central focus of our projects.
We improve the food and income situation by supporting efficient and sustainable agriculture with the use of innovative assistive technology. Renewable energies, such as the use of biogas and solar energy, contribute to climate protection and conserve natural resources. In this way, we strengthen the resilience of people in crisis situations and holistically promote their ability to help themselves.