A floating village on Tonle Sap lake, home to most of Cambodia’s ethnic Vietnamese.

Hope floats: Cambodia's ethnic Vietnamese forced to live on the water

Having almost no rights in their home country, Cambodia’s ethnic Vietnamese are forced to live on the water, in poor conditions and with few opportunities. However, writes Laura Villadiego, the latest Khmer Rouge trial has given rise to a little optimism. Pictures by Vincenzo Floramo

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A floating village on Tonle Sap lake, home to most of Cambodia’s ethnic Vietnamese.
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Laura Villadiego

Laura Villadiego

Born and raised in Spain, Laura Villadiego is a freelance journalist specialized in human rights, labour issues and the environment. Based in Thailand, she has been covering Southeast Asia since 2009. Her work has been published in international media outlets, such as Al Jazeera, The Guardian or the Spanish News Agency EFE. She has also co-authored two books focused on supply chains.