Phnom Bat Settlement for Borei Keila Residents
Wednesday, 29 Feb. 2012
Over one hour drive from Borei Keila neighborhood in Phnom Penh. About 140 families settled for the shanty dwellings in the back. Those in the more makeshift tents in the front are the ones who held out and resisted to the end. Some 100 families have returned to the destroyed homes in Borei Keila as nothing in Phnom Penh is better than this God-forsaken desolation in the middle of nowhere.
Theary Seng (CIVICUS Cambodia), Mr. Sia Phearum (director of Housing Rights Task Force), Kate Mackintosh (former lawyer for Medecins Sans Frontiers( speaking to woman who is in her 9th month of pregnancy. There is no medical facilities provided for by the government or the company who violently evicted her and other residents of Borei Keila.
The shanty dwellings in the background are for the people who accepted the settlement of the company.
Former residents of Borei Keila who have been moved to this desolation in the middle of nowhere without any infrasture--a woman 9 month pregnant, and a mother with her 3-month newborn.
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