Cambodia, a traumatized nation
12 minutes. A report by Séverine Bardon and Vincent Reynaud.
In Cambodia, the trials of Khmer Rouge leaders revived memories many had hidden deep into their mind. Thirty years after the fall of Pol Pot’s regime, one third of the Cambodian population still suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Psychological reconstruction has long been overlooked, in the name of national reconciliation and economic development. Today, local initiatives and international organizations begin to deal with the psychological trauma endured by the population.