Filling Cambodian lakes with sand creates pricey new land. It also displaces families. (video)

Communities living on Phnom Penh's largest natural lake, Boeung Tamok, face eviction after the Cambodian government reallocated their land.

Sand is the most exploited natural resource on Earth, after water. In Cambodia, the government is using sand to fill in lakes around its capital, Phnom Penh, to create prime real estate for villas and shopping malls. Now, one community is fighting to save their homes on the city’s largest natural lake.


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