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All articles in category Cambodia

May 2004
Cambodia

Missionary Spotlight – Cambodia Facts

  Area:69,898 square miles.   Neighbours : Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.   Environment : A tropical monsoon climate, with heavy rain in the few mountainous areas (Phnum Aoral 1,801 metres). Most of Cambodia consists of a low, flat, alluvial plain, dominated by the Mekong River. The large Tonle Sap (Great Lake) communicates with the Mekong through the Tonle River. There has been considerable forest degradation through uncontrolled logging, resulting in soil erosion.   Population : Over 13 million.   Infant mortality : 76 per 1,000 live births.   Life expectancy : 58 years. Many are infected with AIDS.   Ethnic groups : Khmer 83%, Vietnamese...

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Missionary Spotlight – Revenge and reconciliation
May 2004
Cambodia

Missionary Spotlight – Revenge and reconciliation

Three years ago I went with a colleague to the Preah Key Mialia military hospital in Phnom Penh, notorious for its appalling conditions. The huge colonial building was filthy. Avoiding dead rats on the stairs, we walked through noisy corridors filled with mutilated men and women, on crutches and in old broken-down wheelchairs, who shuffled about on the unspeakably dirty floor, gambling, gossiping and passing the time. The patient we had come to see, Nyon, was semi-conscious in an old sluice room, lying on a mat on bare bed slats. Years ago he had sustained an injury to his leg and his kneecap had fused...

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