When our team visited Cambodia for the first time last month, they visited a city dumpsite where they had been told children both lived and worked. Nothing could have prepared them for the emotional impact of seeing children living in such deplorable conditions.
Hundreds of children in Cambodia actually live at garbage dump sites like this one in a desperate search for recyclables to sell and for food to eat. They work 12-14 hours a day, digging through the trash piles looking for items like glass and plastic bottles, among the rats, flies, and even medical waste. Read more.