For the past six decades, the ICRC has supported and worked closely with the Cambodian authorities as they address both long-standing and contemporary challenges facing the country.

The ICRC celebrates the 30th anniversary of its physical rehabilitation programme in Battambang, Cambodia.

Our work in Cambodia

The ICRC first started working in Cambodia in 1965 when the war in neighbouring Viet Nam began to spill over the border, triggering a major humanitarian crisis in Cambodia and across the wider Indochinese Peninsula. In the post-conflict era, many of our efforts were focused on supporting the government in providing prosthetic limbs, physiotherapy and other medical care to people affected by accidents involving landmines and other unexploded ordnance, as well as tracing missing people, reuniting families and improving the welfare of detainees held in Cambodian prisons. We also collaborate with the authorities, academic institutions and the armed and security forces to promote adherence to international humanitarian law (IHL).

ICRC offices supporting the region: Our work in Cambodia is supported by our regional delegation in Thailand. For more information, please refer to the Thailand country page.

Contact us


#8, Street 178, S.K. Phsar Thmey 3 Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Our work with the Cambodian Red Cross Society

The ICRC in Cambodia works with the Cambodian Red Cross Society to enhance its capacity in the areas of tracing missing people, mine awareness and the promotion of the basic rules of IHL and of the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.