A man preparing the foundation to build a house above graves in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP

Life among the dead: in Cambodia, development has forced urban poor to make their homes in cemetery

  • As condominiums crowd out slums, the 14 per cent of Cambodians living below the poverty line have become less picky about where they live
  • About 130 families live in makeshift stilt houses and corrugated metal huts between the colourful tombs of Smor San cemetery in Phnom Penh
Topic |   Poverty

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A man preparing the foundation to build a house above graves in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP
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