David Beckham in Cambodia to focus attention on children in danger

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham is in Cambodia visiting centres supported by UNICEF and partners in Siem Reap, where vulnerable children are protected against the dangers of violence. Photo: UNICEF/UKLA2015-00052/Irby

The international soccer star, David Beckham has said it's shocking that every five minutes a child dies because of violence somewhere in the world.

Mr Beckham, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, is currently in Cambodia to see how the agency is helping children who have endured physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

David Beckham has committed to using his powerful global voice, influence and connections to raise vital funds and encourage world leaders to create lasting positive change for children. 

Earlier this year, he launched "7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund" to help protect children in danger.

UNICEF says the Fund will help deliver life-changing programmes for children across the world, including those affected by violence in Cambodia. 

While in the Southeast Asian nation, Mr Beckham says he will meet with children who have experienced violence and hear their stories.

This is the soccer star's 10th year as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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