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Close Call in Cambodia

World Challenge Staff
February 26, 2019

One girl narrowly escapes trafficking as the church takes action. 

Cambodia is a country that has been wracked by wars instigated by both outside countries and internal unrest. As cities and economies attempt to recover, unscrupulous outside businesses often come in to exploit the people for cheap labor. 

Many children in Southeast Asia have lost their parents to the conflicts that have repeatedly swept the region, diseases like HIV and factory accidents. 

For many, orphanages are little better than being on the street. The reasons for this are complex, but many of them boil down to rampant sex- and labor-trafficking, poor infrastructure in many orphanages and opportunistic criminals who know that orphans are no longer connected to a community that will immediately note their absence.