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Asia: Contrasts Are Only the Beginning


Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent, covering about 30% of Earth’s total land area. Asia is notable for not only its overall size and population but its dense as well as barely populated regions within the continent of 4.4 [?] billion people. Asia has exhibited economic as well as population growth during the 20th century, but overall population growth has since fallen to world average levels. Given its size and diversity, the concept of Asia may actually have more to do with human than physical geography. Asia varies greatly across its regions with regard to ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties and government systems.


Population: 1,439,000,000

Spiritually lost: 1,400,000,000 (98%)

Unreached people groups: 3909

  • Serving in Cambodia
  • Mission focus: sex trafficking rescue & rehabilitation
  • 700 girls rescued

Cambodia: Ruth Elliott

Ruth is a British psychologist who left Cambridge University in the UK in 2002, to work with victims of trafficking in Cambodia. In 2007, Ruth founded Daughters of Cambodia, a faith-based non-Government organization reaching out to victims of sex trafficking in Cambodia. DOC facilitates girls’ exit from the sex industry by providing alternative income generation and recovery programs that enable them to set themselves free and sustain healthy choices for their lives. They come because they are already motivated to change their lives, and Daughters gives them choice and dignity in building a different future, that make their choices sustainable and respect their human rights. Continued below.

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At Daughters, they are empowered to make changes by building their internal capacity and through the provision of jobs. Daughters operates 7 non-profit social enterprise businesses which are fair trade, with a high standard of working conditions, free daycare. Our recovery programs include counseling & social work services, medical clinic, and educational workshops, designed to facilitate psychological and physical recovery. Daughters also has church on-site each week for girls who wish to learn about Christianity. Since its inception, Daughters has helped 700 girls to exit the sex industry.

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