Workers are the extensive rubbish dump breathe toxic fumes on a daily basis as they work and live at the site. She has worked at the dump for four years and had to give up her studies because she had no money to pay for books and extra lessons. She has two sisters and one younger brother.
It is one of Cambodia’s most popular tourist cities, where visitors flock to visit the nearby ruined temples of the Angkor region.
But while foreign visitors stay in luxury hotels and splash out of escorted trips to discover the delights of 12th-century temple Angkor Wat, families work in a rubbish dump just 18.6 miles away for a meager £1 a day.
And now the rubbish site itself has piqued the curiosity of tourists, who have added a morbid visit of the site to their tour itineraries, so they can snap photos with the children working to sort the rubbish.
Sigen Rathy is 12 years old. She has worked at the site for a year and has seen many tour groups passing through the landfill site to photograph what they see
A Japanese tourist covers her mouth with her hands due to the strong smell caused by the mountains of toxic waste and decaying food
The desperate photos showing the hard life of adults and children living and working at the site were taken by Spanish filmmaker David Rengel, who visited the area to document child labour conditions in the country.
But the director was further shocked when he saw groups of tourists visiting the rubbish site to see the locals at work, take photos of the children and hand out sweets.
Anlong Pi is a huge wasteland, just outside the popular tourist hub of Siem Reap. Workers are the extensive rubbish dump breathe toxic fumes on a daily basis as they work and live at the site.
Lia Neang Syer is 14 years old. She has worked at the dump for four years and had to give up her studies because she had no money to pay for books and extra lessons. She has two sisters and one younger brother. Their mother also works at the garbage dump.
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