Cambodia (Kampuchea) is a country in Southeast Asia that was devastated by war and internal revolution in the 1970s. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) placed its first representatives in the capital city of Phnom Penh in 1981 and became involved in health, agriculture, education, technical assistance, and emergency aid. The two MCC representatives were primarily aid administrators, since the then Kampuchean government required that all assistance be negotiated with appropriate ministries of the central government. Assistance was concentrated in Svay Rieng and Prey Veng provinces. Short-term technical experts frequently lent their professional skills through MCC channels. Two Mennonite medical teams from India served in the MCC health program in Cambodia, 1984-1986.
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Stauffer, Brenda. "Cambodia." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 20 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cambodia&oldid=86485.
Stauffer, Brenda. (1987). Cambodia. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cambodia&oldid=86485.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 475. All rights reserved.
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