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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

A Prosthetics technician at one of the various stages of work, fixing the outer skin of rubber to the soon to be new left leg.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technician team leader Mr Men Tharro pasting the outer skin of rubber with a kind of high strength glue.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technicians at various stages of work creating new limbs.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

10 year old amputee Pat Roty lost his leg 3 years ago whilst playing close to his home. Landmines in rural areas of Cambodia are still a major problem, and unfortunately a large percentage of the victims are children.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technician team leader Mr Men Tharro using a industrial sander to put the finishing touches to a clients new limb.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Mr Men Tharro cuts the rubber outer skin of the prosthetic, he will then glue it to the main body and remove the excess material.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technicians at various stages of work creating new limbs.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Sisters Don Sochea and Houn Soklin show there prosthetics supplied by The Cambodian Trust. More than 40% of the villages in Cambodia have a problem with landmines, and sadly young children account for about half of all landmine victims.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technicians at various stages of work creating new limbs.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

The workshop receptionist deals with the patients orders, giving them to the technicians enabling them to start the process of making new prosthetic limbs.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technicians at various stages of work creating new limbs.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Bicycle repair man Moun Sen reveals his prosthetic donated to him by The Cambodia trust after he triggered a landmine in his small village in Kampong Chhnang province. Most patients have a replacement limb every 2 to 3 years, he is due for a replacement prosthetic in the in the next 2 months, and has been granted a micro loan enabling him to start a small pig farm and bicycle repair shop.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technician team leader Men Tharro during the process of creating a left leg. He has been making prosthetic limbs for the past 12 years, and has worked at the clinic and workshop in Kampong Chhnang for 6 years.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

A patient of The Cambodia Trust reveals his stump, during a rehabilitation session in a remote village in Kampong Chhnang province. He lost his leg 5 years ago after triggering a landmine whilst farming a patch close to his home.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Bicycle repair man Moun Sen reveals his prosthetic donated to him by The Cambodia trust after he triggered a landmine in his small village in Kampong Chhnang province. Most patients have a replacement limb every 2 to 3 years, he is due for a replacement prosthetic in the in the next 2 months, and has been granted a micro loan enabling him to start a small pig farm and bicycle repair shop.

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Rehabilitation Clinic in Cambodia
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By Mais Istanbuli
04 Nov 2012

Last year Cambodia Trust clinics fitted over 600 limbs, enabling their patients to have mobility again. More than 40% of the villages in Cambodia have a problem with landmines, and sadly young children account for about half of all landmine victims.

Most patients have a replacement limb every 2 to 3 years, going through a process where they test mobility, are re-fitted with a cast, and the cast is sent to the prosthetics workshop where the technicians finish the process.

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River be dammed 01
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By David Tacon
17 Oct 2012

Residents of the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake paddle homeward at sunset. From June to October, heavy rain causes the lake to swell from 2,500 sq km to 12,000 sq km. These waters boast one the world's greatest sources of freshwater fish.

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River be dammed 03
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By David Tacon
17 Oct 2012

A home on stilts at dusk on Tonle Sap Lake. From June to October, heavy rain causes the lake to swell from 2,500 sq km to 12,000 sq km.

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River be dammed 04
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By David Tacon
07 Oct 2012

A young girl navigates her way in canoe between homes on stilts on Tonle Sap Lake.

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River be dammed 05
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By David Tacon
07 Oct 2012

A family with a small store at their home on stilts on Tonle Sap Lake.

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River be dammed 02
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By David Tacon
05 Oct 2012

Sopier Gung, 25, paddles her family's canoe through the village in which she lives the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. This impoverished area has seen little benefit from the buses of tourists brought to the lake to sightsee on commercial motor boats.

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IN THE EYES OF THE LAW
Siem Reap Cambodia
By George Nickels
30 Aug 2012

A Cambodian police officer observes his colleagues as they evict unwilling residents.

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EVICTION AND DESTRUCTION, FORCED EVIC...
Slokram, Cambodia
By George Nickels
28 Aug 2012

A lively and cultural community in Siem Reap has come to an abrupt and sad end. Nearly 400 Cambodian and Vietnamese families have been evicted from their homes beside the Siem Reap river in the Slokram commune of the city. The decision has been made by officials - with the reasons stated as needing to develop, widen the river and make new communal gardens.

The Vietnamese and Cambodians I spoke to told me how after notification by letter to take down their fragile wooden shacks on stilts, and find a new home elsewhere.

A considerable police force arrived in the early hours, and demanded that all families and businesses had one day to leave, or their homes would be destroyed.

Because some of these river residents have been living and working in the area for over 15 years, I was told that the government have offered the Cambodian residents a small piece of land at Sala Kamroeuk commune, 6 kilometers outside the city on a flood plain. They will also receive a small payment of a few hundred dollars.
I have recently spoken to some of the evicted families and still they have received no compensation, so even if they did decide to move to proposed flood prone area they would not have enough money to build simple shelters.

However, the Vietnamese have been given a small amount of compensation, but have no land rights, up to 10 families with countless children are all now homeless.

That morning, an emergency meeting was called so that the residents could protest to the district governor about the situation; I attended on the invite of a Vietnamese family, and on our return to the commune, some families found that their properties had been taken down in their absence.

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Editor's Picks 21 August 2012
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
20 Aug 2012

A look at Eid Al Fitr celebrations in Egypt, including the release of 638 prisoners from Egyptian prisons, as directed by presidential decree.

After the death of a 16 year old boy in Bahrain, local people and the boy's loved ones take to the streets in protest of human rights abuses and harsh treatment by Bahraini security forces.

A sample from a black & white photo essay of survivors of land mine detonations in Cambodia; despite a disproportionately large number of the population affected by land lines, many receive prostheses and a chance at life.

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Spider Hunters (9 of 22)
Svay Leur, Cambodia
By George Nickels
09 Aug 2012

A boy observes and learns the techniques needed to catch the Khmer Delicacy.

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Spider Hunters (12 of 22)
Svay Leur, Cambodia
By George Nickels
09 Aug 2012

Once visable the arachnid is quickly plucked from its hole and grabbed by its back just in front of its abdomen using 2 fingers with care taken to avoid a nasty bite from there rather large fangs.

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Spider Hunters (11 of 22)
Svay Leur, Cambodia
By George Nickels
09 Aug 2012

From a very young age children a taught the techniques needed to survive when food is in short supply.

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Spider Hunters (14 of 22)
Svay Leur, Cambodia
By George Nickels
09 Aug 2012

When caught the spiders are delicately put into small plastic bottles and kept there until they and ready to eat.

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Spider Hunters (3 of 22)
Svay Leur, Cambodia
By George Nickels
09 Aug 2012

The hunters look into the spiders lair and prepare for the capture.

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Spider Hunters (2 of 22)
Svay Leur, Cambodia
By George Nickels
09 Aug 2012

Wielding a axe a young hunter heads into the jungle in search of tarantula's.

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Spider Hunters (1 of 22)
Svay Leur, Cambodia
By George Nickels
09 Aug 2012

The children are calm while they dig for the eight-legged arachnids.

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Spider Hunters (7 of 22)
Svay Leur, Cambodia
By George Nickels
09 Aug 2012

A young hunter heads back to the jungle hut to give his catch to his mother to prepare for eating.

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Spider Hunters (21 of 22)
Svay Leur, Cambodia
By George Nickels
09 Aug 2012

The tarantulas are first drowned and washed in water before being tossed in salt and cooked in oil.

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Spider Hunters (20 of 22)
Svay Leur, Cambodia
By George Nickels
09 Aug 2012

The female tarantulas are prefered as generaly they are carrying eggs which adds to the flavour.

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Spider Hunters (22 of 22)
Svay Leur, Cambodia
By George Nickels
09 Aug 2012

The children prefer to eat the head first then strip the meat from the legs leaving the abdomen containing the precious eggs until last.

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Spider Hunters (5 of 22)
Svay Leur, Cambodia
By George Nickels
09 Aug 2012

The spiders are caught using a very primitive simple yet effective technique.