Migration

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More government meetings held over human trafficking

Top government officials continued high-level meetings over human trafficking on Monday as Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities ordered all building owners to report foreign residents and workers on their premises by September 24. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/more-government-meetings-held-over-human-trafficking/

Sar Kheng to cops: Keep foreigners safe

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng reminded police officers at both the national and sub-national levels that the use of threats and violence against foreigners was strictly forbidden and that actions such as those were contrary to the national interest because they discouraged other foreigners from ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-cops-keep-foreigners-safe

Cambodian migrant workers flock back to celebrate Chinese New Year from Thailand

The influx of Cambodian migrant workers who crossed into Thailand for employment purposes has began through the O Bei Choan, Banteay Meanchey Province and O Smach border crossing, Oddar Meanchey Province to reunite with families for the Chinese New Year which started on Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501016067/cambodian-migrant-workers-flock-back-to-celebrate-chinese-new-year-from-thailand/

Migrant Workers in Thailand Returning to Jobs as Outbreak Eases

Some Cambodian workers in Thailand say they have been able to resume work after a series of tough months amid a surge of Covid-19, though challenges remain even as the outbreak is subsiding. ...

Tran Techseng
https://vodenglish.news/migrant-workers-in-thailand-returning-to-jobs-as-outbreak-eases/

Migrants still slipping through closed Thai-Cambodian border, despite pandemic fears

In April, 18-year-old Sophoth illegally crossed the Thai-Cambodian border to work at a factory. In July, he was arrested and sent back through a legal border checkpoint. His journey mirrors that of many Cambodian workers who continue to cross into Thailand each month despite the ...

Chea Sokny and Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/migrants-still-slipping-through-closed-thai-cambodian-border-despite-pandemic-fears/

Remittances fall 17% to $1.2B in 2020: NBC data

Cambodia received $1.2 billion in remittances from migrant workers abroad last year, marking a sharp 17 per cent drop from $1.5 billion in 2019, the National Bank of Cambodia reported. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/remittances-fall-17-12b-2020-nbc-data

PM allots more aid to border

Prime Minister Hun Sen has allotted an additional 1.5 billion riel ($368,000) to four provinces bordering Thailand for support of returning migrants in quarantine. Meanwhile, more than 7,000 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first five days of the campaign by the ministries of ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-allots-more-aid-border

Nearly 30% of migrant workers lose income

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Cambodia and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Cambodia released a survey report describing the hardships and vulnerabilities faced by migrant workers who returned to Cambodia from abroad following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-30-migrant-workers-lose-income

Sar Kheng asks provincial governors to stem illegal border crossings

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered all governors of provinces bordering Thailand to prevent migrant workers from sneaking into Thailand in a move to curb the coronavirus. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723189/sar-kheng-asks-provincial-governors-to-stem-illegal-border-crossings/

Sharp drop in wages sent back to Kingdom

Cambodia is to join the ranks of declining overseas worker remittances this year after the World Bank projected global remittances will decline sharply by about 20 percent in 2020 because of the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent business shutdowns ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717705/sharp-drop-in-wages-sent-back-to-kingdom/

Returnees a concern: WHO

The World Health Organization has expressed its concern over an influx of migrant workers from Thailand, saying it might lead to cluster infection within the communities. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50711148/returnees-a-concern-who/

Migrant workers in Thailand told not to leave amid global COVID-19 fears

The Cambodian Embassy in Thailand has asked its migrant workers and students in the country not to leave for home during the upcoming Khmer New Year as COVID-19 fears mount. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702752/migrant-workers-in-thailand-told-not-to-leave-amid-global-covid-19-fears/

$2.8 Billion sent home by Cambodian migrant workers in 2019

Cambodian migrant workers abroad sent home some US$2.8 billion as remittances last year, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.​ ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696319/2-8-billion-sent-home-by-cambodian-migrant-workers-in-2019

Migrant remittances total $2.8B last year

Cambodia migrant workers last year sent $2.8 billion back home in remittances, according to the latest report by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. Speaking at an annual gathering last week, Minister Ith Sam Heng said the ministry continues to manage the employment and labour ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/migrant-remittances-total-28b-last-year

Hun Sen pushes for migrant worker safety

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Labour Ministry to pay attention to the safety of women migrant workers. “The Ministry of Labour must monitor the welfare of Cambodian female workers abroad to protect them from any abuse,” Mr Hun Sen said during the annual meeting ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692037/hun-sen-pushes-for-migrant-worker-safety

More than 36,000 migrant workers repatriated last year

The Foreign Affairs Ministry rescued and repatriated more than 36,000 Cambodian migrant workers from several countries last year. Ouch Borith, a ministry secretary of state, said yesterday during the annual conference that the ministry pays close attention to protect Cambodians working abroad. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685776/more-than-36000-migrant-workers-repatriated-last-year

Sar Kheng urges migrant workers to report fraudulent brokers

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has reiterated his call for the public not to fall for misleading advertisement by unscrupulous brokers who take advantage of migrant workers and urged people to report them. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672618/sar-kheng-urges-migrant-workers-to-report-fraudulent-brokers

Foreign ministry calls on S Korea to take on more Cambodian migrant workers

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Monday requested the government of the Republic of Korea to receive more Cambodian migrant workers. The request was made at a bilateral meeting with South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha during the Asean-Republic of ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreign-ministry-calls-s-korea-take-more-cambodian-migrant-workers

Almost all migrant workers ‘legal and safe’: Ministry

Labour Minister Ith Samheng on Wednesday told a representative of the International Organisation for Migration that the government has successfully legalised almost all Cambodians working overseas and made their situation safer. The minister said the government has always prioritised finding a solution to the migration problems ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50650024/almost-all-migrant-workers-legal-and-safe-ministry/

Gov’t backtracks on ban on self-employed foreigners

Foreigners will again be allowed to be self-employed in a bid to attract skills and investment to the Kingdom, after a ban on them running small businesses that could affect the livelihoods of Cambodians was proposed in August. An announcement by the Ministry of Labour ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-backtracks-ban-self-employed-foreigners

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