Many abandoned Cambodian children who are struggling to survive have received help from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).
As part of Pacific Partnership 2012 (a four-month long U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance project that ended on 11 August), the Church donated medical supplies and hygiene, injury and school kits to help the Cambodia Children’s Fund Rescue Center. The center is located near a garbage dump where many children live and have grown up. In the U.S. Navy video above, the president of the Church’s Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission describes the ceremony that marked the arrival of the donations.
During Pacific Partnership 2012, nearly 100 Latter-day Saint professionals took a leave of absence from their various practices and donated a significant amount of time and skills to help heal people who don’t have access to medical care.
This is the fourth year that the Church has been involved with the United States Navy’s Pacific Partnership projects. In 2011 and 2009, LDS Charities volunteers also assisted aboard the USNS Comfort during the Continuing Promise missions. These ships travel around the world helping third-world countries with medical care and surgery not available in many countries.