Cambodia not only captures hearts through lush islands and exquisite temples but through the warm smiles of its people.
Even with a troubled past, they are known for their abundant kindness and respect.
Capital: Phnom Penh
Child Rescue’s work in Cambodia is to find and rescue exploited children and help them stay free. Our reintegration program is culturally-relevant and focuses on their future. These children also experience Christ’s love and care from our servant-hearted staff.
Despite being a place of warm welcome and beautiful sights, some of its people live in hopelessness.
In the country, the sex industry finds and exploits children who are in deep poverty to cater to a huge demand for sex tourism.
Our work in Cambodia
Together we can bring hope and light to Khmer children and treat them with the dignity they deserve.
In two locations in the country, our rescue agents go undercover in brothels, bars and on the streets to find children being sexually exploited. Once found, we build trust with them and offer a way out.
Our rescue agents identify child sex trafficking victims and gather the evidence needed to build a legal case against their traffickers. We then, along with local and federal law enforcement, raid the sex establishment to free victims and arrest offenders.
After rescue, children may enter a residential home program. That home could be our Child Rescue home, a partner-referred home, or a government-assigned shelter. We provide those who enter our home with the care they need in order to stay free.
When safe, we reunite children with their families or community. We also assess each child’s needs to determine if they need further care from us or another provider.
Our reintegration team creates personalized plans for each child after their rescue to help them stay free. These plans involve reducing a child’s vulnerabilities such as debt, lack of education or mental-health concerns while providing new opportunities for growth and stability.
We team up with many businesses and organisations that can provide children with quality education or safe employment.
We operate rescue, reintegration and some prevention programs in eight countries across the world. Learn more about our mission to help end child sexual exploitation and trafficking in our lifetime.Learn More
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