Cambodia is located on the southern part of the Indo-China peninsula in Southeast Asia. A former French colony, it was ruled for many years by Khmer Rouge communists.
With a population of 15.5 million people, Cambodia is led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been in power in the capital Phnom Penh for more than 25 years.
It’s an essential component of glass, asphalt and concrete. Sand is the stuff of which Asia’s growing megacities are made. In Cambodia, sand is being dredged from the Mekong River at an alarming rate, with disastrous results for local residents.