Acid attacks increasing in Cambodia

Child acid attack victim in hospital

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Acid attacks are increasing in Cambodia, with 21 recorded attacks already this year and countless unreported incidents.

Acid is relatively cheap and easy to get hold of in Cambodia, but is responsible for blinding and disfiguring its victims.

A Cambodian organisation is helping victims, including a mother and her three-year-old son.

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