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Borei Keila

A father and daughter watch a video clip on a smartphone inside their Borei Keila apartment. The family lives on the ground floor of the complex, and the unit floods with several feet of water whenever it rains. The community of Borei Keila in Phnom Penh was once home to hundreds of families before land developer Phanimex bought the property rights to the area and forcefully evicted the residents who refused to accept their compensation package. Those who remained were forced to squat in the remains of the buildings, living in slum-like conditions and without access to plumbing or public electiricity.

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Borei Keila
A father and daughter watch a video clip on a smartphone inside their Borei Keila apartment. The family lives on the ground floor of the complex, and the unit floods with several feet of water whenever it rains. The community of Borei Keila in Phnom Penh was once home to hundreds of families before land developer Phanimex bought the property rights to the area and forcefully evicted the residents who refused to accept their compensation package. Those who remained were forced to squat in the remains of the buildings, living in slum-like conditions and without access to plumbing or public electiricity.