Acid Violence A Growing Threat In Cambodia

In This Photo: Sokreun Mean
THESE PICTURES CONTAIN GRAPHIC CONTENT) (CAMBODIA OUT) Sokreun Mean, 36, sits inside her shack where she lives with her 3 children and 14 other relatives August 1, 2010 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia She was attacked outside her home with a large quantity of acid causing blindness and severe disfiguration to her face. She has been operated on over 20 times. Sokreun was divorced, but the estranged wife of her husband became jealous and attacked her. She is one of 270 patients receiving treatment by the Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity (CASC), an organization dedicated to the welfare of acid survivors in Cambodia, since 2006. The organization offers a safe medical facility and home for the survivors as they recover both physically and mentally from their trauma. The number of acid attacks in the country has been growing in recent years and in the first few months of 2010, according to CASC who documented 10 attacks in the first 3 months of this year, 17 through June.
(July 31, 2010 - Source: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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