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Cambodia’s Migration Boom Leaves Children Home Alone, and Uniquely Vulnerable

This demographic shift means that some villages are primarily populated by children, the elderly, and men who are unemployable because they use drugs or struggle with mental illness.

FILE-Cambodian migrant workers carry their belongings as they walk to cross the border at Aranyaprathet in Sa Kaew June 15, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Photo: Citizen journalist

This demographic shift means that some villages are primarily populated by children, the elderly, and men who are unemployable because they use drugs or struggle with mental illness.

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