Photo: Savann Oeurm/Oxfam AU

The Lower Sesan 2 Dam will soon flood several Cambodian Communities

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Chhea’s community is threatened by the construction of a large hydropower dam. She shares her concerns and hopes for the future.

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Mekong community fishery

How Cambodian villages protect their fish

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Fish is a fundamental resource for poor Cambodian communities. Easily accessible by communities who live alongside the Mekong river, fish constitutes 75% of Cambodia’s animal protein intake. But this abundance of fish is threatened by illegal fishing activities and destructive infrastructure development.

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Photo: Robin Narciso/OxfamAUS

Women’s Voice for Change: Empowering young women to influence decision makers

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Nari is 24 and participates in a local Cambodian program called “Women Talk on Air” — a program that aims to build capacity and empower women to speak their minds to community leaders and decision-makers. She discusses her concerns around hydropower dam construction and the potential impact on an entire community.

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ANZ shirks human rights responsibilities in Cambodia

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On 5 July we heard that Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Sugar – a company implicated in various human rights abuses including forced evictions, food shortages and child labour – has suddenly repaid its loan to ANZ. ANZ now claims that it has no responsibility to support justice for affected communities, despite financing a notorious sugar plantation […]

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ANZ’s feeble response on the back of bumper profits

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In response to the allegations made in Oxfam Australia’s report, Banking on Shaky Ground, the ANZ bank has responded with a disappointing series of feeble denials. In the face of specific and well substantiated allegations of support for companies that are land grabbing, providing inadequate compensation and employing child labour, the ANZ has replied saying […]

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Transparency and mining in Cambodia

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Civil society, government and mining, oil and gas industry representatives gathered in Sydney last week at the 6th global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) conference. The EITI is a global standard that promotes revenue transparency in the mining, oil and gas sector.  Transparency is the key to reducing corruption, conflict and poverty in resource-rich countries. […]

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Khvan Ry-Cambodia

Success in Cambodia

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Khvan Ry and his wife Van Sineth from Kratie province in Cambodia have asked that we pass on their thanks for what supporters like you have helped to achieve through programs to bring clean water and sanitation to people like them.

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Photo: Dustin Barter/OxfamAUS

Reflections on Cambodia

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Cambodia is typically understood through a narrative of civil war, devastation and poverty, but this fails to capture the modern dynamics of the country. The less prominent stories are of those driving change in the country towards a more equitable future. Committed, passionate people throughout the country are pushing for a new deal – the […]

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Photo: Patrick Brown/Oxfam America

Mechanical advantage: rice farming just got easier in Cambodia

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A new weeding tool for Cambodian rice farmers combined with innovative growing techniques leads to harvests double in size.

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