Cambodia in Quarantine
From a public health perspective, Cambodia has apparently escaped the deepest hit from the Covid-19 pandemic. But while its role as an essential link in the globalised economy has propelled growth at a runaway pace in recent decades, it’s also left the Kingdom of some 16 million souls especially vulnerable to the massive shocks of a worldwide contraction. This five-part series, Cambodia in Quarantine, looks beyond the more immediately obvious health impacts of the global pandemic, instead casting an eye towards the people, projects and the finances at risk should the pillars of the Kingdom’s economy crumble.
The Cambodia in Quarantine series is financially supported by Splice Lights On grant. Splice is working with Facebook to distribute micro-grants in support of small- to mid-sized news orgs and their freelancers in Asia financially affected by Covid-19.