Number of orphanages in Cambodia rises to 267 last year, up 92 %

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Number of orphanages in Cambodia rises to 267 last year, up 92 %

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:50 am

Number of orphanages in Cambodia rises to 267 last year, up 92 %

PHNOM PENH, March 24 (Xinhua) -- A new survey released by Cambodia's Social Affairs Ministry on Thursday showed that the number of residential care institutions in the country's five key provinces increased to 267 last year, up 92 percent from only 139 in the year before.

The survey, conducted in Phnom Penh City and Siem Reap, Battambang, Preah Sihanouk and Kandal provinces, found that some 11,788 children were living in the residential care institutions in 2015, up 56 percent from only 7,545 in a year earlier.

"The findings confirm our long-held concerns over an uncontrolled increase of residential care institutions in the country, putting the well-being and safety of children living in unmonitored institutions at risk." Social Affairs Minister Vong Sauth said in a press statement.

"We conducted this survey as part of our effort to grasp the real scope of the proliferation of residential care institutions and to account for facilities where children reside to ensure adequate supervision and regular annual inspection," he said.

Additionally, a total of 57 group homes, 20 transit homes, 11 pagodas and other religious buildings and 46 boarding schools housing children were recorded in those five provinces. A further 6,663 children were living in those facilities when the survey was conducted.

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Re: Number of orphanages in Cambodia rises to 267 last year, up 92 %

Post by ot mien kampf » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:49 pm

Hmmmmmmm, so where did these orphans come from?

Was there a war I didn't hear about or is someone making money off children? A pimp by any other name...
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