Nearly 200 Cambodian Migrant Workers Rescued in First Six Months of 2016

During the first semester of this year, some 194 Cambodian migrant workers and women victims of human trafficking have been rescued and repatriated, according to a report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued late last week.

Of the victims, 29 have been rescued from China, 65 from Malaysia, 57 from Indonesia, 36 from Vietnam, 2 from Japan, 2 from Russia, 1 from Australia, 1 from Laos and 1 from Saudi Arabia, it said.

The ministry has helped legalise some 42,743 Cambodian Migrant workers in Thailand during the same period of 2016 while some 68,174 were legalized in 2015 in the framework of a MoU between Cambodia and Thailand, it pointed out.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Royal Consulates General of Cambodia have always paid close attention to the workers; and cooperate with competent authorities and host countries to resolve their issues such as requesting the Thai authorities to stop arresting Cambodian migrant workers, providing legal support for workers, claiming compensations, facilitating the workers’ return to their home villages, facilitating the work permits and issuing visas for workers and so on.

Source: AKP