UNESCO is criticized after Cambodia evicts thousands around World Heritage site Angkor Wat

The human rights group Amnesty International has strongly criticized UNESCO and its World Heritage program for failing to challenge the Cambodian government’s ongoing mass evictions at the famous centuries-old Angkor Wat temple complex.

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The London-based organization in a report released Tuesday charged that the evictions of an estimated 10,000 families by Cambodian authorities violated international and national law.

It said the evicted people have received little or no compensation and the government’s two main resettlement sites have inadequate facilities in terms of roads, water and electricity supplies and sanitation.

In full: https://apnews.com/article/angkor-wat-evictions-development-resettlement-9a65b5f0c87c7aec287236a18dac7275

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