Cambodia’s Orphan Business
Posted on June 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm
This was sent to me from Al Jazeera, as it’s a topic I write about frequently.
Reporter Juliana Ruhfus and director Matt Haan travel to Phnom Penh to investigate Cambodia’s orphan business, and end up as undercover volunteers in a failing orphanage. The resulting grounding breaking documentary reveals how ‘voluntourism’ - the fastest-growing sector of one of the fastest-growing care industries in the world - is fuelling a high-profit volunteering business that sees volunteers’ dreams exploited and Cambodian children separated from their families.
—watch the video here