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The UNESCO world heritage site of Angkor Wat, the largest religious complex in the world, is now facing a humanitarian crisis. About 10,000 people who live in and around the site have been told that they must move before the new year. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen describes it as “voluntary relocations,” but residents being pushed out of their homes and businesses with very little compensation view it more as a mass forced eviction. The temples of Angkor Wat span 400 square kilometres and were designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1992. It is considered one of the […]

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