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Sold For a Handful of Sugar, Cambodia

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Cambodia - Kampong Speu Province - Youn Vauna, 38, standing in his land and looking at the sugarcane plantations who belong to a local tycoon on the other side of the barbed wire. Youn used to live in the village of Teok Thla, where he was producing charcoal from a nearby forest. He had three charcoal factories, and could make up as much as 500 USD per day. Despite having lived in the village for more than 9 years, in 2010 he was evicted to make space for the sugar plantation. Without any formal land title, he was forced to move and accept a meagre compensation of 25 USD. He relocated to the village of Pis, where he now survives by cutting bamboo on a nearby hill, after the forest was completely razed to make space for the plantation.