Vasna Wilson
Near the Cambodian Killing Fields, outside the city of Phnom Penh lies Stung Meanchey, a municipal waste dump many people call home. It is estimated that the dump employs nearly 2,000 workers including 600 children. Scavenging through toxic, smoldering trash for anything recyclable, workers earn a meager dollar or two a day. Residents of Stung Meanchey face grave circumstances day in and day out, with little chance of ever breaking free of the cycle of poverty. Microcosms like this are unfortunately not uncommon throughout Cambodia. (Vasna Wilson/Freelance)
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