AIDS in South-Eatsern Asia I - Tuol Sambo

In June 2009, Cambodia Authorities using force relocated 20 HIV-affected families from Borei Keila, an area in Phnom Penh (Cambodia´ capital) to the Tuol Sambo, located 25 kilometres from Phnom Penh.

Families were accomodated in metal sheds, without running water and basic sanitary facilities. They are baking in the daytime.

Many of them used to work in Phnom Penh as motorcicle taxi drivers, cleaners and dressmakers. There are no job opportunities in Tuol Sambo and travel to Phnom Penh costs about $5 which is too much for people who earn $1.5-$3 a day.
A view of Tuol Sambo with a polluted lagoon adjacent to the village People spend their time in the street because of the heat inside the sheds AN CAMBODIA 04 Some residents trying to build a gutter to collect rain water AN CAMBODIA 06 AN CAMBODIA 07
Memories of a past life They have nothing to do during the day AN CAMBODIA 10 Some residents trying to build a gutter to collect rain water A resident makes ear-rings with tobacco cardboards to sell AN CAMBODIA 13
AN CAMBODIA 14 A resident eats in the street because of the heat inside the sheds AN CAMBODIA 16