Feed the Future through USAID Cambodia advance rural Cambodian’s nutrition by helping them grow their own produce on their own household plots. Photo: Cambodia HARVEST
USAID Cambodia joined the Ministry of Health to mark World Malaria Day in Preah Vihear Province on April 22. Photo: USAID/Michael Gebremedhin
World Press Freedom Day is observed on May 3. The theme for this year is "Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, and Safety in the Digital Age." Photo: USAID/Solisou Preap
USAID Cambodia held a mission wide off site meeting in April to review lessons from the last year and identify ways of improving team performance. Photo: USAID/Michael Gebremedhin
Cambodia is transforming in remarkable ways. The country is at peace after decades of conflict, and a majority of Cambodians are optimistic about the future. However, important challenges remain. Parliamentary elections in 2008 were freer than any held in Cambodia. Yet political power remains unevenly spread, and opposition parties are disorganized, divided and subject to manipulation.
Cambodia has reduced HIV/AIDS infection by half and treated the majority of affected people. Yet maternal mortality remains high, infectious diseases are serious concerns and the health and education systems are underfunded. Each year, 250,000 young people enter the workforce, but not all find jobs. In each of these areas, U.S. assistance makes significant contributions to Cambodia's development.
Last updated: May 04, 2015