Policy on elderly: trends in Cambodia 2

Environment elderly cambodia As we do in other countries, we also research the current demographic trends and policy to find important developments and key issues. In a serie of 3 articles you can read about Cambodia. From all census and research information done in Cambodia, the following key issues are formulated: 1. Poverty Many elderly are living in […] Continue reading →

Hnok Kok

In the village of Sam Roang Snor, in Battambang province, we meet a married couple: Hnok Kok (80) and Mann Ean (85). They live together in a house in this village and have been living here for as long as they can remember. They never had children, that is why they live alone here. But […] Continue reading →

Policy on elderly: trends in Cambodia 1

As we do in other countries, we also research the current demographic trends and policy to find important developments and key issues. In a serie of 3 articles you can read about Cambodia.  Age group 1998 2008 2018 2038 2048 0 – 14 42.8 33.7 28.5 22.1 20.8 65+ 3.5 4.3 5.0 9.1 11.3 Source: […] Continue reading →

Buo Phan

Buo Phan is an old woman, who has been living in this village her whole life. She lives here with her son Chhouk Chhot (54) and daughter Chhouk Sokhan (62). Her son used to take care for her, but he got sick with polio, and now he is disabled. Now she takes care for him. […] Continue reading →

I will miss you for ever daughter…

Ean Mann hands old Another day in our research into elderly in Cambodia found us in Battambang province, in the house of a woman of 85 years old, Ean Mann. Thanks to our translator, we finally understood what Ean Mann (85) was repeating to us when we left: “I will miss you forever daughter, you and your family. For ever, […] Continue reading →

Hoy Oeum

Hoy Oeum is 70 years old and lives in the rural village of Sok San, together with her 2 granddaughters: Nimal (13) and Ching Oer (10). She takes care for them, alone since her son left to go to work in Thailand 3 years ago. He has not been back since, and they talk to […] Continue reading →