Cambodia’s Orphan Business

IN-DEPTH VIDEOS, 28 May 2012

AlJazeeraEnglish – TRANSCEND Media Service

Increasing numbers of tourists including well-intentioned volunteers keen to help war-torn Cambodia are volunteering in the country’s orphanages. Volumes of research around the world have shown that orphanage care is associated with long-term psychological concerns.

People & Power investigates the concept of “voluntourism” which is inadvertently doing more harm than good to Cambodian children, as well as the disturbing trend of exploitation by some companies that organise volunteers or run orphanages.

 

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