Anlong Pi: a disclosure of a community located near a landfill in Cambodia

The stories of foreigners visiting Anlong Pi, the community located near a landfill did not surprise me. I have known and heard of similar situations happening in some Vietnamese provinces. I have seen children and elderly generations collecting water bottles, glasses, and any other recyclable items to exchange for money. However, I haven’t known any dump site that people spend their whole day scavenging for recyclable materials. The stories of Anlong Pi, a landfill not far from the Angkor Wat temple, where thousands of tourists, visitors, and scholars visit, has struck me.

They can earn only $1-2 on average everyday for their arduous work (about 8 pounds for one dollar).

References:

Children At The Anlong Pi Dump Face Horrendous Conditions

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2015/02/26/tourists-or-voyeurs-outsiders-gaze-at-child-labor-in-cambodias-largest-landfill/

https://wonderaswewander.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/the-uncertain-and-hopeful-future-of-anlong-pi/

Anlong Pi – Life in a Garbage Dump in Cambodia

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