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Cambodia has a long, rich, and complex history.

Cambodians are proud of their culture and their ancient past, but at the same time they are still recovering from the tragedies of their more recent history. The near-total destruction by the Khmer Rouge of the nation’s educated workforce and infrastructure during the period 1975–1979 left Cambodia with a serious need for trained and educated people. Important development challenges remain: Maternal mortality remains high, infectious diseases are serious concerns, lack of adequate nutrition stunts the country’s growth, and the health and education systems are underfunded. However, Cambodia is achieving rapid economic growth and transforming in remarkable ways. After decades of conflict, the majority of Cambodians are optimistic about the future.

The Royal Government of Cambodia first invited Peace Corps to open a program in Cambodia in late 1992, and a country agreement was signed in 1994. However, the political situation was found to be too unstable for Volunteers to enter the country at that time. In 2004, talks about establishing Peace Corps Cambodia resumed, and Peace Corps welcomed their first group of Volunteers in Cambodia in 2007. Since then, 750 Volunteers have served in 16 of Cambodia’s 24 provinces. Peace Corps currently has one technical project in Cambodia – English Teacher and Teacher Training.

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Resources

Peace Corps service is a life-changing experience, and no two Volunteers experience their service in exactly the same way. Check out some of the links below to learn more about our country and the experiences Volunteers have serving here.

Peace Corps Cambodia's annual reports

To learn more about Peace Corps Cambodia's programs, please read our annual reports via links below.

Peace Corps Cambodia's brochures

  • Peace Corps in Cambodia: English
  • English Teaching and Teacher Training Program: English
  • Community Health Education Program: English
  • Community Project: English
  • Peace Corps Cambodia's 10th Year Anniversary: English Khmer

Learn more about Peace Corps Cambodia

  • Facebook: Like our page to get updates and news about projects and experiences Volunteers have in Cambodia.
  • Instagram: Follow @peacecorpscambodia on Instagram to get snapshots of Volunteers' daily lives.
  • Youtube: Please watch videos about Peace Corps Cambodia in our Youtube Channel.
  • Twitter: Feel free to retweet our post.
  • Wordpress: Cambodia’s narrative as told by Cambodians and the Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in Cambodia.

Read more about current events in Cambodia