Poverty in Cambodia is rife due to years of terrorism and civil war and corruption within the government. Forced evictions also have had an impact on the numbers of families living on the streets. While Cambodia is on a path to greater economic development, poverty is still widespread with 40 percent of the population living under the poverty line according to various UN agencies. Getty Images photographer Paula Bronstein provides an intimate look at poverty in the capital city of Phnom Penh.
Reference: Poverty in Cambodia