Caritas Australia: Healing in the land of Pol Pot


When Cambodia began emerging from the horrors of the Pol Pot regime in 1979, Caritas Australia was among the first on the scene assisting the broken nation back to its feet. This mini-documentary looks at the long road back from Year Zero.

During Caritas Australia's 50-year history, 40 of those years have been spent working in Cambodia. Caritas Australia's work in Cambodia was led by an Italian citizen, Onesta Carpene, one of the first foreign aid workers to go to Cambodia in 1979 after the Pol Pot regime.

This video by Caritas Australia (known in Cambodia as Australian Catholic Relief) outlines the organisation's aid and development work in that war-ravaged country.

Today, Caritas Australia supports 19 programs in Cambodia, assisted by more than a dozen local partners. These programs are aimed at rebuilding livelihoods, improving infrastructure, and supporting young people and people with disabilities. 

To watch the video on the CathNews YouTube channel, CLICK HERE.


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