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Voluntourism & Orphanages, Challenges Remain

In Cambodia, Friends-International has worked closely with the Government, other agencies and partnerships such as 3PC, for over ten years now in ending the plight of the thousands of children who have been unnecessarily...


Orphanages Place Children At Real Risk

We have spent many years raising awareness of the dangers posed by the unregulated residential care institutions (orphanages) which sprang up across Cambodia over the last decade. Not only are the majority of the...


“The Voluntourist” – A Q&A With The Director

Back in August the Kaliyan Mith ChildSafe team organized a screening of the movie “The Voluntourist” at the Hangout Hostel in Siem Reap. “The Voluntourist”, directed by Chloe Sanguinetti, puts the spotlight onto some young...


When Children Become Tourist Attractions

Each year, thousands of tourists visit orphanages in Cambodia thinking they are helping some of the most vulnerable children in the world. Recent reports however have found their visits may be doing more harm...