‘Beautifying Phnom Penh’: Muslim Cham face eviction in Cambodia

On a good day, fish vendor Sen Ror can make about $7.50 but that is on a good day.

Usually, she only makes about a third of that, taking home roughly $2.50, which is all she has to buy food for her four children and elderly father, for whom she is the sole support after divorcing her husband a few years ago because of his drug addiction.

Even this precarious existence is now threatened: Cambodia’s government has ordered Ror and hundreds of other Muslim Chams who make their homes along the riverbanks of the capital city to leave.

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Leonie Kijewski